The Batthyány Society of Professors was founded in 1995. Its objective is to provide a framework for the activity of university professors who are strongly committed to traditional European social virtues and are willing to act for a better society. The aim of the Society is to give intellectual stimulation to the Hungarian nation thereby contributing to its spiritual and economic development. The Society seeks long-term solutions to current problems. It operates working groups in several areas, including energy and climate, higher education, and family and demographics. The Society also organises conferences and holds meetings to discuss questions of both national and international interest, to form opinion and to publish its conclusions. Relying on the knowledge, experience and reputation of its members, the Society offers moral and intellectual support to creditable political parties and politicians who work for a “civic” Hungary.
Legal status: the Society is an independent association.
Membership: Hungarian university professors and scientific researchers of comparable rank (e.g., DSc granted by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences), working in the country or abroad.
Enrollment: based on recommendations from 3 current members.
Local groups: formed in Debrecen, Pécs, and Szeged.