21 Research Center regularly organizes live and online events to inform the public about their research findings. Learn more about the events below:
2022.02.16. The distant crowd - The political preferences and social attitudes of the emigrated Hungarians
How do emigrated Hungarians think about various social issues, such as the role of the state, the image of minorities, and Hungary's Euro-Atlantic commitment?
How different are our values from those of Hungarians living at home?
To what extent is this reflected in their party preference and willingness to vote?
How is Fidesz and the common opposition list among emigrated Hungarians and those living in Hungary?
How many seats can Hungarians abroad decide on the fate of if the government did not make it more difficult to exercise their right to vote from abroad?
Last but not least, what political and economic factors are driving their moving intentions?
Our guests will discuss these issues, among others, moderated by Gabriella Torzsa. The discussion will be hosted by Ábel Bojár, an analyst at the 21 Research Center.
For those interested: Online event - via Facebook Live. We reserve the possibility of a personal presence for journalists ONLY! HUBHUB, Budapest, Király str. 26, 1061
PROGRAM: February 16, 2022
16:30 - Greetings:
- Zsolt Szente, Hungarian Democracy Fund
16:40 - 16:55 - Description of the study: Ábel Bojár (21 Research Center)
16:55 - 17:40 - Roundtable Discussion
Moderator: Gabriella Torzsa (21 Research Centers)
Mariann Bíró (Telex), Andrea Szabó (MTA PTI), Endre Hann (Median), Dániel Róna (21 Research Center)
17:40 - 18:00 - Q&A
Journalists can ask live, online participants can comment on Facebook Live on the 21 Research Centers Facebook page.
The conversation is open to the press.
On-site participation requires a security clearance!
2021.09.14. Primaries - analyst debate
Is the primary election really a pre-arranged, rigged race? If so, why do opposition parties and Fidesz spend so much money on it? What are the advantages and disadvantages of the primaries for the opposition? Among others, the director of our institute, Dániel Róna, the director of Republikon Institute, Andrea Virág, and the deputy editor-in-chief of 24.hu, Dániel Bita discussed these issues at the event hosted by 21 Research Center.
2021.06.24. Minding the gap: deepening political polarisation in Hungary and Poland
As a saying in the two countries refers to, Hungarians and Poles are like brothers, sharing a long history of partnership. Today the governments of Hungary and Poland maintain a close relationship and the countries follow a shared pattern of democratic backsliding. Meanwhile there is a continuously deepening gap within these societies that creates two camps sharply divided by political preference.
21 Research Center and Projekt:Polska present the findings of their joint study titled Minding the gap: deepening political polarisation in Poland and Hungary. Based on four (2-2) focus groups conducted in the two countries, the research focuses on political preference formation and polarisation within the rural Hungarian and Polish population. It aims to deconstruct the populist governing parties’ disproportionate popularity among the communities of villages and smaller towns. The study invites the reader to 'Mind the gap' by highlighting that the political polarisation of Hungary and Poland is not a naturally occurring phenomenon but the product of the government’s carefully constructed divisive rhetoric.
After a welcome speech by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom and the presentation of the results, the event included a roundtable discussion with experts and closed with Q&A.
2021.06.14. Soccer and government involvement
What do opposition parties think of TAO? Why isn't this issue more thematic? What do voters think about football and government involvement? Has Hungarian football got better in recent years, is it worth the investment? These and similar issues were discussed by journalists and analysts at the event organized by 21 Research Center on the occasion of the opening match of the 2020 European Football Championship in Hungary.
2020.07.13. What is the secret of Fidesz? - Debate between Ágoston Mráz and Dániel Róna
What is the reason for Fidesz winning a qualified majority for the third time in a row? Is it due to monetary supremacy, media supremacy, voter satisfaction with the state of the economy, or due to the weakness of the opposition? Why does it have the highest support among the poorest social classes? Which politicians in the ranks of the government and the opposition do analysts find talented?
Among others, these questions were discussed at the event on July 13 2020 by our researchers and Ágoston Mráz, the analyst of Nézőpont Institute.
2020.06.26. Introductory conference of the Research Center
21 Research Center held its introductory conference discussing “The Fidesz Secret. Economic Voting in Hungary” on June 26, 2020. After the presentation of the analysis, political analysts and sociologists discussed the findings before a short Q&A with the audience.