Antall József Knowledge Centre
Operating since 2010, the Antall József Knowledge Centre (AJKC) is a Budapest-based non-governmental organization with an educational, publishing, and research profile. The Knowledge Centre’s main objectives, in line with the Antall philosophy, are talent management and providing students and young professionals with wide-ranging practical knowledge through various events. The Knowledge Centre is a think tank conducting research in topics such as the Visegrad Cooperation, the future global role of the US, China, and Russia, the Middle East, security policy, sustainable development, as well as technological and social innovation.
The publishing activities of AJKC involve releasing professional publications, scientific works on political and social sciences (with special regard to security policy and international relations), as well as university textbooks.
Antall József Summer School Overview
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.
Antall József Summer School 2018 Mission
New ideas and innovative solutions have always been essential to Europe’s history. In most of the cases, these new approaches have been able to stimulate profound social shifts. Today, the growing numbers of global challenges demand novel paradigms and mindsets. These usually come from the younger generation, who have many times proved the significance of questioning and reforming the already-existing attitudes. The importance of breaking down taboos has been evidenced by many social transformations in our region, too. The aim of the Opening Ceremony of AJSS 2018 is to bring together current young thinkers who are playing an active role in shaping our common future. Where are we coming from and where are we heading to?
The Summer School in 2018 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 defense cooperation and the biggest challenges of border control. Although AJSS is mainly about the Central European region, we put great emphasis on our wider neighbors 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.
To apply successfully, you have to:
- fill in the Online Application Form 2018
- submit a short professional Curriculum Vitae or Resume with picture (including publication list, if available)
- submit a Letter of Recommendation (the letter of recommendation must be written in English by a faculty member or job supervisor, and it should be no older than 3 months)
- provide a Proof of English Proficiency (Language Certificate Required, minimum level: C1)
- All application materials must be submitted via the online application form. Materials sent by regular post or email will not be considered.
- Please submit your application only when it is final and complete as applications cannot be edited after submission.
- Please kindly note that there is an age limit, so we accept applications from people aged 23-35.
Registration Fee: 80 EUR – The registration fee shall be transferred to the center's account only after you are admitted to the Summer School – all applicants are bound to pay the registration fee, regardless of nationality or financial status.
Please note that scholarships are granted automatically upon acceptance. You do not have to apply for them. Please be informed that the center considers countries of departure when deciding on which scholarship type to grant.
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