« What family (ies), for what society (ies) in today’s Europe? » - international conference

CV-s of the lecturers


BELLAMY, François-Xavier is a philosophy teacher at high school level and a member of the European Parliament. He is author of numerous articles and launched in 2013 weekly public philosophical lectures. He is the Head of the French delegation of the EPP group.

BODNÁR, Dániel is the President of the Milton Friedman University and a member of the United Hungarian Israelit Community (EMIH)

FRIVALDSZKY, János is Professor and Head of Department at Pázmány Péter Catholic University. Since 2004 member of the research group of the international commission of Comunione e diritto, (Rome). Since 2011 Editorial Committee member of Pázmány Law Review. Since 2015 a member of the Institute of Political Science of Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

GÁBRIEL Dóra, after Doctoral School of Demography and Sociology at the University of Pécs, Junior research fellow at the Hungarian Demographic Research Institute focusing on Turning Points of Life Course.

HENRY-HUTHMACHER, Christine is a coordinator of educational, family and women policy at Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. She studied labor and social law, social psychology and sociology. She was a member of family commission of CDU and the federal specialist commettees on women and families in the 13th legislative period.

KARIKÓ, Sándor teaches history of philosophy and ethics at University of Szeged since 1972. His research areas are: ontology of the 19th and 20th centuries, and furthermore applied philosophy and philosophy of education. He is a member of the Society of Philosophy and Political Science and the secretary of the Lukács-Circle of Szeged. He is a founding member of the Hungarian Society for Applied Philosophy.

KOHUTEK, Jiri is a political scientist. Since June of 2016 he has been working at the Ministry of the Environment and participates as researchers at the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic. He specializes in political science, especially the international migration, totalitarianism, policy analysis, and public administration.

KRUPSKI, Tomasz is Deputy Mayor of Grodzisk Mazowiecki. Historian, author of a thesis entitled "Family policy in the People's Republic of Poland 1978-1988." Since 2007, a member of the "Three Plus" Association of Large Families. Since 2014 he is responsible for social issues, including implementation of pro-family solutions.

LINK, Andreas is manager of the Swiss Foundation for the Family. His researches focus on the needs of young people at the crossroads of family, school and profession and on the « new compatibility » and Family comptences in Swizerland.

MAKAY, Zsuzsanna is main scientific secretary of the Hungarian Demographic Research Institute, (NKH). Research areas: childbirth, family policy in Hungary and Europe.

MAZAL, Wolfgang is professor at the Institute for Social and Labour Right at the University Vienna and at the Austrian Institute for Familly Researches

MELEGH Attila is a sociologue and  historian. Since 1997 Senior researcher at the Demographic Research Institute and since 2009 Associate professor at te Corvinus University. He is director of the Karl Polanyi Research Center for Global Social Studies at Corvinus University.

MOLNÁR Balázs is a lawyer and diplomat, vice President of the Maria Kopp Institute. He has previously served as Deputy Secretary of State for European Affairs of the Prime minister’s Office and as a diplomat in the Permanent Representation to the European Union in Brussels and the United Nations in Vienna.

NAGY, Anna is a communication expert, journalist and former government spokesperson. She has been the Chairperson of the Board of the One Parent Foundation and the founder of the Budapest Single parent Centre

SERAPHIN, Gilles is professor of education science and sociology at the Universoty of Paris-Nanterre, editor in chief of the scientific journal Recherches Familiales.

SLAVICEK, Jan is a professor at the Charles University, Prag, researcher at the Institute of History, Czech Academy of Sciences. His main research areas: totalitarism, the political, economic and social history of Czechoslovakia in the 20th century, history of cooperatives and political systems.

TROTTMANN, Eric a Counsellor in charge of Social Affairs, Health & Labour issues at the French embassies in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo & Helsinki. He was a Project manager of the emploment delegation at the Ministry of Solidarity, Health and Work. Former auditor at the IMF training center and the Institute of Higher National Defense Studies.

VIOLA, Francesco is Emeritus Professor of Legal Philosophy at the University of Palermo. Since 1986 teaches Legal Philosophy, General Theory of Law, Human Rights and Legal Ethics. Since 2001 he is director of the Section “Law and Politics” of the new edition of the Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Bompiani).