How to counter anti-gender and anti-LGBTQI mobilisation in Hungary and Poland?


Joint conference of Political Capital and Friedrich Naumann Foundation


Date and time: 28 June 2022, 17:00-19:00 CEST

Format: in-person event and live-streamed on Facebook

Venue: Kőleves restaurant (1075 Budapest, Kazinczy u. 37-41., event hall on the 1st floor)

Language: English (without translation)


In recent years, anti-gender and anti-LGBTQI mobilisation has intensified in Hungary and Poland, with governing parties and a network of organisations, media outlets, and influencers affiliated with them spreading such messages. The conference will centre around the state and consequences of the mobilisation, its most prevalent narratives, and how we can counter it.

At the event, we will briefly present Political Capital’s new research, conducted with our Polish partner, the Projekt: Polska Foundation, and discuss the above questions with our guests from civil society and parties in Hungary and Poland.



17:00-17:15: Welcoming remarks and presentation of the research

17:15-18:10: Panel discussion of civil society actors

  • Luca DUDITS, Háttér Society (HU)
  • Miłosz HODUN, Projekt: Polska Foundation (PL)
  • Viktória RADVÁNYI, Budapest Pride (HU)

    Moderator: Zsuzsa KELEN, Political Capital (HU)

18:10-19:00: Panel discussion of politicians

  • Monika ROSA MP, Nowoczesna (PL)
  • Tamás SOPRONI, Mayor of Budapest’s 6th District, Momentum (HU)

    Moderator: Bulcsú HUNYADI, Political Capital (HU)


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The conference is part of the project “Countering anti-gender and anti-LGBTIQ mobilisation in Hungary and Poland through cross-border research, networking and dialogue”, supported by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom. The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom is not responsible for the content of this project or for any use that may be made of it. The views expressed herein are those of the speakers alone. These views do not necessarily reflect those of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom.

This event is part of the 27th Budapest Pride Festival. For more events please follow this link: This event falls under the regulations of Budapest Pride's house rules:"


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