Budapest Family Summit

Budapest Demographic Forum 2

Demography and Family – Making families strong again!

25 May 2017.

Venue: Budapest Congress Center

8:00 – 10:00
10:00 – 10:55
Welcome, opening
  • Moderator: Gábor Gundel Takács és Andrea Petrovics-Mérei (TBC)
  • Children’s Group of Bartina Folklore Dance Ensemble
  • Katalin Novák, Minister of State for Family, Youth and International Affairs, Ministry of Human Capacities
  • Speech of Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister, Hungary
10:55 – 13:00
  • Jaime Mayor Oreja, President of the One of Us Federation, Chair of the Advisory Board of the Political Network for Values
  • Pál Demény, Population Council, Senior Counsellor (USA)
  • Elżbieta Rafalska, Minister of Family, Labour and Social Policy, Poland
  • Katalin Kardosné Gyurkó, President, National Association of Large Families, Hungar
    Violin performance of Katalin Kokas, Barnabás Kelemen, Gáspár Kelemen
  • S.E.R. Alberto Bottari de Castello Titular Archbishop of Opitergium, Apostolic Nuncio to Hungary
  • Dolors Montserrat, Minister for Health, Social Services and Equality, Spain (TBC)
  • Nada Murganić, Minister of Demography, Family, Youth and Social Policy, Croatia
  • Zsolt Semjén, Deputy Prime Minister, Hungary
    Piano Performance of the Couple Andrea Várnagy – Zsolt Farkas and Lilli Farkas
13:00 – 13:45
Lunch break
13:45 – 14:30
Award ceremonies
  • Zoltán Balog, Minister of Human Capacities, Hungary
  • Pro Familiis and Pro Caritate award ceremonies
14:30 – 15:20
Plenary I. Demographic challenges around the globe
  • Growth or decline? – The world’s demographic situation
    Igor Beloborodov, Institute of Russian Strategic Sciences, Russian Federation
  • The SWOT analysis of the Hungarian population movement
    Spéder Zsolt, Director, Hungarian Demographic Research Institute
  • Ties Between Happiness, Marriage, Religion and Demography
    Patrick Fagan, Catholic University of AmericaPerformance of the Haraszti twins and Áron Horváth, Cymbal
15:20 – 16:10
Plenary II. Analysis of the demographic situation from a political viewpoint
  • Moderator: Bence Rétvári, Deputy Minister of Human Capacities
  • Martin Patzelt, Member of the Deutschen Bundestag, CDU
  • Anna Záborská, Slovakian Member of the European Parliament, EPP
  • Vladimir Gjorchev, Member of Parliament, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • György Hölvényi, Hungarian Member of the European Parliament, EPP
  • Máriusz Révész, Government Comissioner
  • Leo van Doesburg, European Christian Political Movement (ECPM) Director of European Affairs

Mariann Patkós, harp

16:10 – 16:30
Coffe break
16:30 – 17:15
Section I. – Large families are the key to our future, yet they are the minority
  • Moderator: László Márki, President, European Large Families Confederation
  • Katalin Kardosné Gyurkó, President, National Association of Large Families, Hungary
  • Raul Sanchez Flores, General Secretary, European Large Families Confederation, Spain
  • Francesco Belletti, President, Forum of Family Associations, Italy
  • Leonids Mucenieks, President, Union of Latvian Large Family Associations, Latvia
  • Madeleine Wallin, European Federation of Parents and Carers at Home, Sweden
  • Attila Tóth, Slovakian Large Family Association “FECSKE” (TBC)
16:30 – 17:15
Section II. – Demographic Round Table extraordinary meeting
 Moderator: András Székely, The Coordinator of the Demographic Roundtable
17:15 – 18:15
Plenary meeting III. Professor Philip G. Zimbardo
  • Man, Interrupted (30 minute speech + 30 minute interactive discussion)
  • Peter Merse, European Youth Workshop
  • Maria Waszkievicz, European Youth Workshop
  • Boglárka Illés, Deputy State Secretary, Ministry of Human Capacities
18:15 – 18:30
  • Katalin Novák, Minister of State for Family, Youth and International Affairs, Ministry of Human Capacities
20:00 – 23:00
Gala dinner – Európa Boat (Invitation only)


Participants will enjoy cultural segments between the panels.
Child supervision will be provided during the whole event.
We reserve the right to change programmes.
Taking part in programmes is subject to registration.