Helen Martinot

Founder and President of Citizen’s Awakening Hungary

Helen Martinot is a French law student who is currently studying in Hungary at the National University of Public Service. She founded Citizen’s Awakening Hungary after the unsuccessful referendum on refugees in October 2016.

She has noticed a significant lack of interest and skepticism towards foreigners, the European Union and most of all, towards politics in European countries. Citizen’s Awakening aims to re-establish and encourage dialogue between Hungarians and their society through social media and taking action at the ground level.

In Helen’s opinion, social media and the Internet encourage social and humanitarian action and help to develop alternative ways in which to use our right to freedom of speech, which at the moment is threatened on so many different levels.

During her speech at INAT Summit Helen will do her best to answer how technological tools can reinforce our democratic citizenship.