Viktor SZÉP

After receiving a Master’s Degree in International Relations (EU studies track), I joined the Institute for Legal Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in July 2015. As a young researcher, I am primarily working on EU foreign policy and sanctions, including economic and financial sanctions, travel bans, arms embargoes, dual-use goods, etc.

I have been also working at the Department of International Relations and European Studies of Eötvös Loránd University since 2015. As an external lecturer, my main responsibility is to conduct seminars on EU foreign policy in French. The course is open to Hungarian as well as to French speaking Erasmus students.

My PhD project focuses on EU sanctions policy. Its main research question is how the behaviour of reluctant member states can be explained vis-à-vis the restrictive measures imposed against Russia? My PhD project is written in English.


Important steps until the end of my Master’s Degree

  • International Relations MA – European Studies Track (2015)
    Faculty of Social Sciences
    Eötvös Loránd University
  • Social Studies BA (2013)
    Faculty of Social Sciences
    Eötvös Loránd University

I did several internships during my studies, however, only two of them will be indicated.

Great experience and memories from:

  • European Parliament, Brussels (2012)
  • Hungarian Institute of International Affairs, Budapest (2011)
  • EU foreign policy essay competition (2015), 3d place
    Organized by Antall József Knowledge Centre
  • Student Innovative Idea Competition (2013), 2nd place
    Organized by Eötvös Loránd University
  • International EU simulation game (2012), 1st place
    Debate on the Multiannual Financial Framework
  • “Leading Europe” EU simulation game (2011), 1st place
    Current issues of the Hungarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union