Summer festivals in 2014
Several summer festivals are organised in Hungary every year. These festivals are very popular among young people. The 2014 Sziget festival was attended by 415,000 visitors. The programme included concerts and a variety other performances. In addition, several civil organisations also participated by organising a number of different activities.
The Young Generation Network of the Hungarian Nuclear Society set up a ‘nuclear tent’ at four different festivals this year (Sziget, VOLT, EFOTT and Campus), where they were visited by young people who wanted to learn and talk about nuclear energy. The discussions focused on the operation of the Paks NPP and on the extension of the NPP with new Russian units. Other topics of discussion, including fusion energy, also proved to be of interest to the festival-goers.
The Young Hungarian People in Slovakia organisation has regularly organised its summer festival in Gombaszög, close to the Krasnahorka castle. This year the organisers invited the President of the Hungarian Nuclear Society and a project leader of Greenpeace to take part in a debate on nuclear energy. The audience was very active, asking several questions about the safety of nuclear installations, the handling of nuclear waste and the advantages and disadvantages of renewable sources of electricity production.
The Hungarian Nuclear Society