As we can see from the abovementioned, there are many forms of getting people involved into state decisions: elections and referendums are the mostly current. However, another institution is strongly upcoming in the past decade in Hungary: this is the so-called national consultation. The national consultation has become an especially useful method in the recent years to invite citizen participation in the decision-making process between election cycles. The Hungarian government’s next national consultation is to be launched in mid-March and almost surely will be transformed into a parliamentary act by the time of this conference. This survey among others will include the payment of compensation to prisoners complaining about poor prison conditions which is – as for its opposers – an issue that can weaken Hungary’s security and go against justice. Will it be true? Can this issue arise constitutional anxieties?
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.
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