Dr. Ákos Bence Gát PhD


Specialising in legal, political and administrative sciences, Ákos Bence Gát graduated from Sciences Po Paris, the University of Strasbourg, the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and France’s National School of Administration (ÉNA). He spent his Erasmus year at Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona. He holds a PhD from the Doctoral School of Public Administration Sciences of the University of Public Service.

In 2011, he founded the international debating journalism project Duel Amical. He worked at the Ministry of Justice of Hungary as political advisor to the minister and head of department. He contributed as researcher to the work of Századvég Foundation, in 2018 he was a member of the Cabinet of the President of the European Parliament. Since 2014 he regularly lectures at the University of Szeged, since 2019 he is a researcher at the Hungarian University of Public Service and currently head of communication and foreign affairs of the Danube Institute.

In 2018, he translated to Hungarian the book of French constitutional law professor Bertrand Mathieu titled “The Law Against Democracy?”. In 2019 he published in Hungarian his own book about the European Union’s policy on the rule of law. His book in English titled "European Policy on the Rule of Law - a Glimpse Behind the Scenes" was published in 2021.

His main fields of expertise are French-Hungarian relations, European law and politics, his main field of research is European policy on the rule of law.

EUSTRAT publications: 

Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union: a reinterpreted instrument?

Missing from the State of the Union speech: How can the rule of law be guaranteed in the EU institutions?

The rule of law debate and the Covid-19 pandemic: towards an ever divided Union?


Gát Ákos Bence: European Policy on the Rule of Law – a Glimpse Behind the Scenes, KKETTK, Budapest, 2021

The genesis of the EU’s rule of law mechanisms applied against Central European Member States

Analysing the new Rule of Law Mechanism of the European Commission: Origins, contexts and questions about of the first Annual Rule of Law Report

La genèse et la relation des différents instruments de la politique publique européenne de l’État de droit