The 2011 Hungarian constitution, called the Fundamental Law, characterises the community as an ethnic Hungarian and Christian nation. The communal identity rests on three pillars: religious considerations, historical elements, and the government’s strong anti-immigration stance. However, the ethnocultural identity offered by the Fundamental Law allows only some and not all people to believe that they are part of the same political community. Thus, it seems improbable that this communal identity would be in harmony with EU law. For Hungary to comply with the EU law, the adoption of a new democratic constitution suitable for integrating the disunited nation would be required to offer a new communal identity. When constructing this identity, the local peculiarities of constitutionalism and the universal values should be taken into account.
Our 2020 Annual Conference was scheduled to be held at the University of Wrocław in Poland on July 9-11, 2020.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ICON·S Executive Committee has decided to postpone our 2020 Conference to 2021. Our next Annual Conference will take place from July 8-10, 2021, in Wrocław, Poland.
Procedural details regarding the organization of the 2021 Conference will follow in the months ahead.Join ICON•S