The Organisation

The Club of Budapest is a group of eminent individuals dedicated to the basic mission of facilitating and providing direction to a „global shift” toward a more peaceful, equitable and sustainable world. Working toward this objective is a network of independently operating national Clubs in more than a dozen countries in America, Europe, as well as Asia. The headquarters of the Club and the seat of its President is the Club of Budapest Foundation in Budapest. The heads of the national Clubs and the Ambassadors of the international Club constitute the Club’s international Board.

Prof Ervin Laszlo

The President of the Club of Budapest


Dr Maria Sagi

The Science Director of the Club of Budapest

The Founding Members

Elemer Hankiss †

Hungarian Sociologist, philosopher, value researcher, literary historian.

Ivan Vitanyi

Hungarian Sociologist, esthete, politician, Member of Parliament

Peter Zwack †

Hungarian businessman, investor, philanthropist, diplomat, CEO and owner of the company Zwack.

Board of Trustees

Dr Etele Baráth 

Hungarian architect, politician, former minister, former president of the Hungarian Kayak-Canoe Association.

Dr Tamás Halm

Associate Professor, Editor-in-Chief of the Economic Review, Director of Adult Education, Budapest College of Economics.

Dr Sándor Kerekes

Professor Emeritus at the Corvinus University in Budapest, economist.

Dr János Schiffer

Hungarian lawyer, city politician, member of parliament, deputy mayor

Dr János Szlávik

Professor, economist, focusing on the theoretical and practical issues of environmental economics and sustainability.

Members of the Supervisory Board

Dr Gyula Bándi

Lawyer, professor, director, founder of the Hungarian environmental law training, researcher of European Union environmental law.

Dr Klára Katona

Habilitated associate professor of law and economics at the Heller Farkas Institute of Economics

Dr Anna Kovács

The Club of Budapest

Founded in 1993, the Club of Budapest is an informal international association dedicated to developing a new way of thinking and a new ethics that will help resolve the social, political, economic, and ecological challenges of the 21st century. 

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