About the summer school
Organised by the Antall József Knowledge Centre annually, the Antall József Summer School is a two-week alternative educational programme putting under scrutiny the most pivotal cooperation of the Central European region, the Visegrad Cooperation.
Many aspects of this partnership are examined during the event including history, foreign and security policy, economy policy, energy policy, innovation, culture and tourism, and the question of sustainability via lectures, workshops, debates and roundtable discussions.
To apply successfully, you have to:
- fill in the Online Application Form 2017
- submit a maximum one page Curriculum Vitae or Resume (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: B2)
- 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.
- Registration Fee: 80 EUR – The registration fee shall be transferred to our 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 kindly note that there is an age limit, so we accept applications from people aged 21-35.
Application opens on 1 February 2017
Application Deadline is 31 March 2017
The Knowledge Centre invites 50 participants, aged 21-35, primarily from V4 countries, the CEI, Western Balkan, and Eastern Partnership member states. Please note that scholarships are granted automatically upon acceptance. You do not have to apply for them.
Find the online application form in the "Further official information" link below this announcement.
The main patrons of the 2016 event were HE Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic; HE Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary; HE Witold Waszczykowski, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland; and HE Lubomír Zaorálek, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.
The opening ceremony and the roundtable discussion of the fourth instalment of the Antall József Summer School were held in the Great Hall of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences featuring speeches by Péter Antall, Director of the Antall József Knowledge Centre; Dr László Szabó, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, and Frank Spengler, Resident Representative of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Hungary.
Led by Dr Géza Jeszenszky, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary, the follow-up roundtable discussion, entitled “Perspectives of the Visegrad Cooperation after 25 Years,” featured Hanna Suchocka, Former Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland, Mikuláš Dzurinda, Former Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic, Karel Schwarzenberg, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Czech Republic and János Martonyi, Former Minister of Foreign of Hungary.
ANTALL JÓZSEF KNOWLEDGE CENTRE
4-6 Közraktár Street, 1093 Budapest
+36/20 442 6860
STUDENTS OR YOUNG RESEARCHERS OF WHICH COUNTRIES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR FULL SCHOLARSHIP?
Students or young researchers with a university degree coming from the V4 countries, as well as the CEI and Eastern Partnership member states are eligible for full scholarship.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED?
In case of those coming from outside the Visegrad region, as well as CEI and Eastern Partnership member states, travel is not covered.
WHAT DOES A FULL SCHOLARSHIP COVER?
It covers travel, accommodation, lunches, public transport, and the accompanying programmes. Please note, however, that it is upon the scholarship holder to cover the expenses of insurances of any kind or the visa application.
WILL I RECEIVE AN OFFICIAL LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE?
Yes, you will. Upon being admitted, we will send you an official letter of acceptance stamped and signed by the statutory representative of the Knowledge Centre?
WHAT KIND OF CLOTHES SHALL I BRING?
For the opening ceremony, please bring formal, elegant clothes with you, while for the rest of the summer school, you may wear causal clothes. Please note that the Visegrad trip will involve a bit of walking, so please bring sneakers with you.
IS IT COMPULSORY TO ATTEND EVERY LECTURE?
You may miss no more than 3 lectures of the Summer School. If you miss more lectures than the number previously indicated and provide no well-grounded reason for doing so, it will have consequences.
For more information click "Further official information" below.
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