Do not go at it alone: defending against the pandemic


The joint online event of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Jelen, and Political Capital

Date: 24 March 2021, 10:00-11:00

Venue: online

Language: Hungarian (with English interpretation)


The coronavirus has been a part of our life for a year, transforming our lives completely.

  • What are the key lessons of pandemic management for the EU institutional system?
  • Is the joint vaccine purchasing scheme a success or a failure?
  • What are the main lessons of the past year for individuals, EU member states, and the EU itself?
  • How can an unexpected and global epidemic be handled well?
  • How could we react more efficiently to potential future pandemics on the individual and institutional levels?

These are the questions we will discuss with our guests.





10:00-10:05       Welcoming remarks

János Molnár, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung 

10:05-10:15       Defending against the pandemic – an overview

Péter Krekó, Dominik Istrate, Political Capital

10:15-11:00       Defending against the pandemic in practice, in the field

László Balkányi – medical knowledge engineer, former top staffer at the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

Gabriella Lantos – medical manager

Judit Vásárhelyi-Kondor – economist, head of Berlin Office, Spitzberg Partners

    Moderator: Dóra Ónody-Molnár – Jelen


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