Central European Professors’ Network

The Central European Professors’ Network started its international comparative law research activity on January 1, 2021, under the coordination of the Ferenc Mádl Institute of Comparative Law.

The Professors’ Network, with the active participation of seven countries (Czech Republic, Croatia, Poland, Hungary, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia) and 34 main researchers, organises comprehensive international scientific activities in four research groups. The main frame issues are: „ Interpretation of fundamental rights in Europe”, “Family protection in law”, Freedom of conscience and religion in Europe” and The impact of digital platforms and social media on freedom of expression and pluralism”. The primary aim of the initiative is to create and organise a Central European professional network through  closer partnership.

The partial and final results of the cooperation, which will run until 31 December 2021, will be made available by each research team on various professional platforms, including conferences, and in the form of publications (scientific articles and books summarizing research results).

Studies of the Central European Professors’ Network
ISSN 2786-2518 (Print)

Editor-in-Chief of the Series
János Ede Szilágyi
Head of the Ferenc Mádl Institute of Comparative Law, Budapest, Hungary and Professor of Law at the Department of Agricultural and Labour Law, Faculty of Law, University of Miskolc, Hungary

Series Editors
János Bóka – Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church, Budapest, Hungary
Csilla Csák – University of Miskolc, Hungary
Anikó Raisz – University of Miskolc, Hungary
László Trócsányi – University of Szeged, Hungary
Emőd Veress – Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Book Series Manager
Martin Milán Csirszki – University of Miskolc, Hungary



The book series Studies of the Central European Professors’ Network publishes the results of research by members of the Central European Professors’ Network with the coordination of the Budapest-based Ferenc Mádl Institute of Comparative Law. The primary aim of the series is to present and address legal issues that are strongly related to the Central European region, taking into account the particular legal traditions, culture, and approach of the countries therein. The authenticity of the books can be seen in the fact that renowned authors from the Central European region write about the legal instruments of countries of the Central European region in English. The book series aims to establish itself as a comparative legal research forum by contributing to the stronger cooperation of the countries concerned and by ensuring the “best practices” and making different legal solutions available and interpretable to all of the states in Central Europe. However, it also aims to provide insights and detailed analyses of these topics to all interested legal scholars and legal practitioners outside the region so that they might become acquainted with the legal systems of Central European countries regarding a great variety of subjects.


The first four volumes of the book series were published in 2021 by

Ferenc Mádl Institute of Comparative Law
1123 Budapest, Alkotás str. 55-61 (Hungary)
János Ede Szilágyi, Head of Institute


Central European Academic Publishing
3515 Miskolc-Egyetemváros, Building A/6 (Hungary)
Csilla Csák, Dean


•  Family Protection from a Legal Perspective
•  The Impact of Digital Platforms and Social Media on the Freedom of Expression and Pluralism
•  Religious Symbols in the Public Sphere
•  Constitutional Reasoning and Constitutional Interpretation