Political Capital is an independent policy research, analysis and consulting institute founded in 2001 in Budapest. Our institute owes no allegiance to any government or political body. We have developed an extended network of professional partners, both domestically and internationally, all of whom have helped our institute to become one of the most influential think tanks in Central and East Europe.

We are committed to the guiding principles of parliamentary democracy, market economy, human rights and Euro-Atlanticism. With the creation of analytical content, quantitative and qualitative policy research, and organizing substantial debates, we want to

  • promote critical political thinking and increase understanding for politics,
  • raise awareness about political issues that have an impact on citizen’s everyday life even if indirectly, and
  • contribute to and develop a critical public discourse and policy making that is based on knowledge and evidence.