Wednesday, 28.06.2023 - Budapest, Hungary

AI and Educational System in Hungary: Challenges, Risks and Opportunities

Documentary screening and panel discussion on AI and the education system in Hungary.


Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to transform education, we know, by introducing new teaching and learning practices, reducing inequalities in accessing knowledge and narrowing the technological divides between different countries.

According to Hungary’s Artificial Intelligence Strategy 2020-2030, making knowledge of AI technologies available to the broader society is vital for the future of productivity and economic growth. To make it happen, the preparation of teachers in public education and instructors in vocational training is particularly important along with the availability of the programmes within the framework of public education and vocational training to support students in becoming users of AI technologies.

However, the education system in Hungary has been the subject of controversial reforms in the recent decade. The centralisation of the educational system of 2010 has had serious implications on the institutions, curricula (the National Basic Curriculum was introduced), textbooks and teachers, who lost their autonomy. Hungary faces a deep educational crisis with schools being understaffed and remaining teachers being overworked while receiving salaried below the national minimum wage.

Teachers, their representatives, pupils and parents have been united by taking part in protests and demonstrations starting from the early 2022.



Moderator: Kriszta Bombera, journalist


17:00 -17:10 - Welcome from FES Budapest and FES Competence Centre on the Future of Work


17:10 -17:40 -   Screening of the documentary – Working Progress, Education 4.0  with Hungarian subtitles

17:40 - 18:00 – Keynote Speaker (Artificial Intelligence in Hungary)

                          Gábor Prószéky, Mathematical programmer, linguist, founder of MorphoLogic, full professor at Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty of Information Technology and Bionics, Director General at Hungarian Research Centre for Linguistics


18:00 – 19:00 – Panel Discussion - Quo vadis? AI and the Future of Educational system in Hungary

  • Erzsébet Nagy, Co-President of the Teacher´s Democratic Trade Union PDSZ
  • Gábor Prószéky, Keynote Speaker – AI research and education
  • Anna Emese Kerti, Hungarian-Latin student, activist
  • Aldo Montesano, Director of the Working Progress Documentary

19:00 – 19:15 – Q&A


19:15 – 19:20 – Concluding Remarks

19:20  Informal reception/networking


For the keynote input and panel discussion click here


Education 4.0: AI and the Future of Education

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