Smart country

Investment in the Hungarian people: knowledge-based society, social mobility and welfare. Re-designing the role of the state in the 21st century, creating strong Hungarian companies and laying the foundation of economic resurgence.

The happiest countries in the world are not those that owe their success to a wealth of natural resources or their favorable geographic location – they are the countries that succeed thanks to their own citizens.

They owe what they have achieved to the talents, knowledge and diligence of the country’s inhabitants. We need to create the possibility for all Hungarians to unfold their innate abilities as effectively as possible, so that they can draw on their creativity and cleverness to contribute to the success of their country.

In its policy work, the Equilibrium Institute regards the development of Hungarian human capital; the creation of a modern education system that provides competitive knowledge and skills; opening up the paths of social mobility; the creation of a knowledge-based society; and improving the work culture in Hungary as key priorities. In laying the foundations for Hungarian resurgence, we need to put a special emphasis on overcoming the functional disorders of the Hungarian labor market, on rethinking the state’s role in the 21st century, and the promotion of strong and internationally competitive Hungarian enterprises.

The relevant recommendations of the Equilibrium Institute are available for download below.

How can we become wealthier?

The Equilibrium Institute’s policy proposals for boosting economic growth


Hungary 2030 – A Future Vision for Hungarians

After two years of research, the Equilibrium Institute has published its volume entitled Hungary 2030 – A Future Vision for Hungarians, which details our political, economic and social vision.


Let’s make sure that our successes become common achievements!

Education and the social reproduction of lacking opportunities


Regulated brain drain

Solutions for the labor shortage


The “treasure curse”

The use of EU funds in the Hungarian economy


Competitive Hungarians

The main problem areas in Hungarian public education and the most pressing policy challenges


A more flexible labor market!

Solving the mismatch disorders in the Hungarian labor market


The changing role of the state in the 21st century

State capacities and a new conception of the role of the state in economic development


Urbanization and labor market

Our hidden resource: solving poverty in housing