Head of Publications, Editor-in-chief „Info Europa“
In her research, Daniela focuses on the history of the Cold War and the democratic transformations in Central Eastern Europe, particularly in Hungary. For the previous years, she has investigated processes of Europeanisation of civil society and wrote my dissertation on environmentalist networks across the Iron Curtain.
Visegrád states, esp. Hungary
Basic knowledge of French, Hungarian, Russian and Turkish
Fluent in English
German (mother tongue)
Daniela has been a research associate at the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM) in Vienna since 2018.
Previously, she worked for more than ten years in the media and communications industry, particularly in the areas of print and online journalism, science communication and project management.
Daniela Apaydin studied Journalism and Corporate Communications in Graz and St. Petersburg (2007-2011). In 2015, she obtained a postgraduate Master in Central European Studies from Andrássy University Budapest, where she also defended her PhD thesis with summa cum laude.
20.05.2022, together with Sebastian Schäffer, Nationwide Strategy for Civic Education, Guest Commentary, Die Presse
01.04.2022, Putin in the Hungarian election campaign, Der Standard, Eastblog.
Neubacher, Daniela (2020), Wetlands of Protest: Seeking Transnational Trajectories in Hungary’s Environmental Movement, in: Christian Wenkel, Eric Bussi re et. al (eds.):The Environment and the European PublicSphere: Perceptions, Actors, Policies. WhiteHorse Press, Winwick.
28.07.2022, “Wissenschaftlerin und Journalistin Apaydin über Viktor Orbans Politik”, Live im Puls24-Studio (German)
28.07.2022, “Expertin: “Karl Nehammer wird Orbáns politischen Kurs nicht ändern”, Interview for Kurier (German)
04.04.2022, “Hungary: Election triumph for Orban’s Fidesz party”, live interview for Puls24 (German)