On the Way to the Hungarian EU Presidency book launch

On the Way to the Hungarian EU Presidency book launch

On the Way to the Hungarian EU Presidency, a book of studies published by the Europe Strategy Research Institute (UPS) has recently been published by Ludovika University Press.
The launch of the book took place on the 12th of September at the Ludovika University of Public Service, which was also the opening event of the fourth year of the Europe of Nations Career Programme. Rector Gergely Deli, Programme Director Gergely Prőhle and Deputy State Secretary Csaba Zalai, on behalf of the Minister of European Union Affairs János Bóka, gave a welcome speech. 

The speeches were followed by a roundtable discussion with Tibor Navracsics, Minister for Regional Development, senior researcher of EUSTRAT and one of the editors of the book, Csaba Zalai, Deputy State Secretary of the EUM, and Balázs Tárnok, Managing Director of EUSTRAT, around the book and the political and policy challenges and opportunities for the Hungarian EU Presidency.
The aim of the book is to report on the policy issues of key importance for Hungary, the opportunities and challenges ahead of the Hungarian EU Presidency in 2024, about a year before the start of the Hungarian Presidency. 

The volume contains 12 articles by 13 authors on territorial cohesion policy, the impact of the Russian-Ukrainian war, Hungarian family policy, the protection of national minorities, sanctions against Russia, the Conference on the Future of Europe, the rule of law proceedings against Hungary, digital sovereignty, EU defence policy, the European green transition and restorative justice.

The publication of this volume was supported by 18 peer reviewers, whose work we would like to thank.
We also thank Ludovika University Press for the very high quality and speed of their editing work.

The authors of the present volume are predominantly researchers of our research institute, and the publication is therefore the first introductory publication on the Hungarian Presidency. The UPS Europe Strategy Research Institute is also preparing a more comprehensive book of studies on the Hungarian Presidency, entitled "The 2024 Hungarian EU Presidency", in English and Hungarian.

The authors are currently submitting their manuscripts, and the book will be published in the spring, before the start of the Presidency. This volume will be divided into two main parts: the first part will cover the policy and organisational experience of the 2011 Presidency, and the political, policy and operational challenges and tasks ahead for the 2024 Presidency. The second part will analyse the most important policies and policy issues from a Hungarian perspective, and the authors will be recognised Hungarian researchers and experts on each of these issues. 

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