Antall József Summer School in Budapest


Launched in 2013, the Antall József Summer School is a twelve-day programme focusing on one of the most important regional partnerships of Europe, the Visegrad Cooperation. Through traditional and more interactive forms of education, including lectures, workshops, debates, roundtable discussions, and short trainings, the event series, organised annually, provides a profound analysis of the Visegrad Cooperation’s history, economy, energy policy, foreign and security policy, and sustainable development policy, as well as its business and innovation-related activities.


About the Summer School

The Summer School in 2018 (2 - 13 July 2018, Budapest) will examine the Visegrad Cooperation and its regional environment through a variety of perspectives with the help of scholars and internationally-acknowledged senior experts. In partnership with NATO, AJSS will bring together a range of experts on security policies, enabling them to offer an insight and discuss not only the future of the Euro-Atlantic Cooperation in general, but also the V4’s role in it. The discussions will focus on questions such as the most important current security threats, cyber-security, possibilities of defence cooperation and the biggest challenges of border control. Although AJSS is mainly about the Central European region, we put great emphasis on our wider neighbours as well. The current trends in the V4’s foreign relations and the shifting regional cooperation are of particular importance. During the two weeks of the Summer School, the most significant issues affecting the Western Balkan and Eastern Partnership countries will be discussed. During their stay in Budapest, participants can learn more about our common Central European intellectual and cultural heritage. AJSS provides several options to experience the Central European way of everyday life, while also encouraging the enhancement of mutual understanding and trust.


The Knowledge Centre invites 30-35 participants, aged 23-35, primarily from V4 countries and the Western Balkan and Eastern Partnership member states (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine). The Summer School is primarily for MA and PhD students, as well as graduated researchers. Please note that scholarships are granted automatically upon acceptance. You do not have to apply for them. Please be informed that we consider countries of departure when deciding on which scholarship type to grant.

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