About the Institute
The Athena Institute, an independent research organization established in 2010, was founded to protect, strengthen and enhance the cultural-civilizational complex called Europe. The organization’s core goal is to strengthen the democratic European public sphere and to contribute to the future of a secure and prospering continent by strengthening its security and ensuring its societal, economic and environmental sustainability.
EXPERT COMMENTARY FROM THE INSTITUTE
The Al Jazeera's current affairs programme, Inside Story, referenced our Institute's research on extremist groups in Europe.
The show is about the situation of European fighters in the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), who are slowly returning from Iraq and Syria posing as possible terrorist threats in their home countries.
The Labour Party secretary Raymond Johansen quoted our Institute's director in the Norwegian national media to describe the situation in his country. As Kristóf Domina said: "Hatespeech has become so accepted here in Hungary that it has created a culture of hate, which provides fertile ground for violent extremism."
(The article is in Norwegian)
The Athena Institute in the Canadian media.
Less racist discourse, more smiles: Jobbik, the Hungarian far-right party, pushed by the ultra-conservative policy of Viktor Orban, has had to adapt to the parliamentary elections on Sunday.
(The article is in French)