Summer University - Europe in the Vortex of Change, 25 June - 6 July 2018, Hungary


May 31, 2018

Event Date:

June 25, 2018 - July 06, 2018

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International Summer University


Organized by the Institute of Advanced Studies Kőszeg (iASK) and the Institute for Social and European Studies (ISES), in cooperation with the University of Pannonia and supported by iASK, the Central European Initiative and UNESCO

Since 1996 the international summer university has been a great opportunity for experts, activists, practitioners, policymakers, researchers, social scientists and students to meet and discuss contemporary challenges and international cooperation.

The International Summer University will focus on the creation, accumulation, and dissemination of new knowledge. Through a multidisciplinary approach, we will engage with the complex relationship between political, ideological, economic and cultural dynamics of integration and disintegration in Europe. Politicians, social scientists, practitioners, cultural heritage experts, and artists will ensure an exciting experience for participants. Students are invited to apply who are interested in local, national, regional, and transnational processes in a diverse and changing European space.


Reflecting on global transformations and increasing global crises, there is a need to develop new ways of thinking.  As complex and interdependent strategic thinking gains momentum, new approaches by experts in many different fields need to be understood. For example, regional development strategies need to consider social and economic cohesion and sustainability in Europe, in the EU, and in Central Europe.

Kőszeg is called “The Jewel of Pannonia”. This beautiful medieval town borders 5 countries (Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary). This provides a rich cultural and regional added value and provides the opportunity for strong cross-border cooperation on many levels. In a region where the iron curtain was built, developing a regional knowledge centre is exceptional and contributes to supporting opportunities furthering cooperation in an age of increasing uncertainties.


  • European Security and Security Policy in a Changing Global Landscape
  • Remembering and Forgetting Communism
  • The Future of European Democracy and Democracy in a Global Context
  • Memory and Populist Politics in Popular Culture
  • At the intersection of Migration and Populist Politics
  • Societies at Risk: Climate Change and Sustainable, Resilient Societies
  • From Global to Local Sustainability: Microregional Aspects and the Circular Economy
  • Interreligous Dialogue

Participation fee

  • EUR 450 for participants from non-CEI countries
  • EUR 100 for participants from CEI countries

The organizers provide

  • educational programme and materials
  • special events (opening-closing dinner), crossborder excursion
  • accommodation with breakfast and lunch

Participants cover

  • travel costs to/from Kőszeg
  • insurance

Applicants should send

  • completed application form
  • a 2-page statement on the topic of your academic interest (description of your studies, fields of research and their relation to the topics of the International Summer University)
  • CV


Students pursuing their BA, MA or PhD degrees and have academic and/or professional interest and enthusiasm for the topics.

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Eligible Countries
Host Country
Publish Date
March 28, 2018
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