Europe 2018: Avoiding Electoral Surprises

Kursnummer: 14818

Part 9: Elections in Hungary: Understanding Orbanisation

When: Friday, 23 March 2018, from 9:30 to 12:30
Where: Haus der Europäischen Union, Wipplingerstrasse 35, 1010 Vienna
Seminar language: English
Registration Deadline: 21 March 2018

Cooperation project: forum journalismus und medien and the European Commission Representation in Austria.



Information abounds about discourses and political decisions of Viktor Orbán, Hungary’s Prime Minister, the likely winner of the coming 8 April parliamentary elections. In fact, the nature of his rule has become a new political concept: Orbanisation.


Fjum seminar will address: a) the main characteristics of Orbanisation and explore why it has been so successful among the voters; and b) the role and the use of media as an instrument in securing regime’s popularity.


In other words, why is the regime so successful in attracting voters and the role of media in assuring that success?



András Schweitzer, journalist, historian, university professor.

Dániel Rényi, journalist specialised in media and communication, works for



Presentations, Q&A, dialogue


Target Groups

Journalists from the Austrian and Austria-based media, foreign and national news desks


Number of participants

Maximum 12



Read the provided material before the session.


Further Questions

For additional information about the session, contact Mirjana Tomic, seminar manager, mirjana.tomic@fjum-wien,org, or call 0676 365 26 93

Mirjana Tomić develops and manages fjum_Kontext information sessions on current international affairs. Her international career encompasses journalism, media and political analyses, public outreach and university lecturing. She holds a BA degree in Political Science from Brandeis University, US, and an MA from El Colegio de México, Mexico City, Mexico.

23.03.201809:30 - 12:30
kostenlos. Anmeldung erforderlich.
Haus der EU
Wipplingerstraße 35, 1010 Wien