IFAT - Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade


Director general: Márton Schőberl

EuroMeSCo "liaison officer": Erzsébet Nagyné Rózsa


General Statement
The goal of the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade is to help to solve those significant challenges that every society encounters when going through change: how to develop a consistent foreign policy whilst encouraging free and open debate about it so as to broaden the views and understanding of decision makers, scholars and other interested parties.
The aim of this small, but enthusiastic, researcher community, is to produce rigorous academic analyses of current events and foreign affairs. The research teams specialise in different regions, political segments and can follow different theoretical approaches. By examining other countries, both near and far, the Institute is in a good position to supply information about what is and what should affect Hungarian foreign policy as well as fostering co-operation between scholars, in particular those from central and eastern Europe.

Areas of work
Euro-Atlantic integration and member states (incl. the Euro-Med cooperation), security issues, Central Europe, minorities, the Middle East and North Africa, East Asia.

Objective of the Euromed / Middle East programme
The IFAT follows the priorities of Hungarian foreign policy, therefore, the Euro-Med is studied in the framework of Hungarian membership within the EU, as well as the Middle East and North Africa, which have a bilateral dimension, the direct continuation of former policies. The IFAT has been actively participating in EuroMeSCo’s work even before our membership: we organized a workshop, participated in many other, we conducted two successful exchange programs, and are/were members in the Steering Group and Steering Committee. We have also been the national head in the Anna Lindh Foundation for 3 years.


Membership to other networks
- European Policy Institutes Network - EPIN
- Visegrad Four foreign policy institutes cooperation
- Anna Lindh Foundation - ALF

Practical information

Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade
H- 1016 Budapest, Bérc utca 13-15, Hungary
Phone: +36 1 279-5700
Website: http://kki.gov.hu/en



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