Viktor SZÉP

After receiving a Master’s Degree in International Relations (European Studies Track) I joined the Centre for Social Sciences of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS) in July 2015 as research assistant. I am currently working at HAS in a research group which aims at investigating the policy opportunities of Hungary in the European Union.

I am a doctoral researcher as well at the University of Debrecen. My PhD thesis is related to the investigation of our research group. I am dealing with the question of the collective decision-making possibilities in EU foreign policy in the case of the sanctions imposed against Eastern European countries.

My field of research encompasses the external relations of the European Union, the restrictive measures imposed by the EU (against Eastern European states) and the Eastern Partnership.

I have been working at Eötvös Loránd University as well as an external lecturer since February 2016. I am mainly responsible for delivering a course on EU external relations in French language to students studying International Relations.


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