Hungarian EU Presidency 2024

Duration: July 2022 - July 2025


The aim of the research project is to analyze the Hungarian presidency of the Council of the EU starting on July 1, 2024. The research is multidisciplinary; it builds on the elements of scientific methodologies applied in the field of social sciences, including political, legal, administrative and economic sciences, and sociology, too.

The EU presidency provides a unique opportunity to make Hungary more visible in the European and international sphere. The aim of the research is to make the EU priorities of Hungary more visible not only in international politics but in the academic world, too. Through publishing academic volumes, short analyzes and other papers, as well as organizing international conferences, we aim to provide useful sources for the domestic and international audience to understand the Hungarian EU priorities, the opportunities and challenges Hungary must face during its presidency. The thorough analysis of the Hungarian presidency is also useful for future research projects on EU presidency as it provides well-documented and scientifically interpreted academic sources on the 2024 Hungarian EU presidency.

The research shall consist of four stages. In the first eighteen months, from July 1, 2022, within the framework of preliminary research, we shall examine policy issues that may affect the Hungarian presidency. The second half-year-long phase shall start six months before the beginning of the Hungarian presidency, and shall analyze the presidency program and the European ang global political circumstances affecting it. In an international comparison, the study shall elaborate the interdependencies between the presidency programs of the member states providing the presidency trio. The third phase shall cover the period of the Hungarian presidency, the purpose of which is to monitor the presidency and to provide information about it, as well as to analyze the latest EU developments affecting the presidency. The fourth stage shall start with the end of the presidency in order to evaluate the implementation of the presidency program, while also examining the continuation of the processes initiated by the Hungarian presidency.

In the course of the research, several international conferences and workshops shall take place, during which numerous European politicians, EU and national policy actors and EU officials shall visit our University.

During the research, in addition to the regular daily blog posts at the, academic articles and presentations written and held by our researchers, two volumes shall also be published, both in Hungarian and English language, edited by the Europe Strategy Research Institute.