Péter Krekó


Turkey Europe Future Forum

Period of the Fellowship


Project title

Reflecting Change

Project description

Péter Krekó is part of a network of young Turkish and European leaders from all sectors who come together once a year to engage in intensive dialogue and to share views and ideas about topical social issues. The Turkey Europe Future Forum takes place alternately in Turkey and Germany, as well as in other European countries.


Social psychology, Central and Eastern Europe, Populism

Short biography

Péter Krekó is Senior Associate at Political Capital Institute, a think-tank in Budapest, and currently a Fulbright Visiting Professor at the Central Eurasian Studies Department at Indiana University. He holds a PhD. from psychology, and teaches courses in political science and social and political psychology. In Budapest, he serves as an Associate Professor at the Eötvös Loránd University of Sciences. Krekó wrote his thesis on the social psychology of political transitions. He is an expert at the EU Radicalisation Awareness Network Centre of Excellence, and a presidency member of the Hungarian Political Science Association. His main research interests are illiberal tendencies in Central and Eastern Europe, populism and radicalism in Europe, and Russian soft power influence in Europe. He participated in several researches dealing with the state of NGO-s and think-tanks in Hungary. He is a regular commentator in the international media on Central Eastern European politics, far-right and Russian influence.