International Summer University: Europe at the Crossroads

Deadline: 10 May 2016
Open to: students, young professionals, academics from all around the world
Venue: 19 June -01 July 2016, Kőszeg, Hungary


The XXI. International Summer University in Kőszeg at the Institute of Advanced Studies Kőszeg which will take place from 19 June to 1 July 2016 focuses on the issue of the current European crisis: the crisis of democracy and European identity.

The main topics:

  • Global disparities and its social effects;
  • Responses to global crisis;
  • The role of the EU in global governance;
  • Sustainability;
  • The migration crisis;
  • The future of democracy in a world of inequalities;
  • Cultural heritage and the creative industry;
  • Creative cities, smart cities;
  • KRAFT – regional development in Central Europe.


  • Students, young professionals and academics from all around the world;
  • Willing to deliver a presentation or a statement addressing the topic of the Summer University, or highlighting their own creative ideas & solutions;
  • Willing to get engaged in a dialogue about the shared future, the complexities of current transformations, and the growing social responsibility in re-imaging Europe.


  • Participation fee is 400 EUR;
  • Full or partial scholarships are available for those who handle out decent motivation letter and a good proposal/paper with a good topic.

How to Apply?

The application package must include the following documents:

1) Completed application form;
2) Motivation letter (including a 200-word summary of your possible presentation or statement);
3) Curriculum Vitae (including information on your previous study abroad if any: programs, countries, dates attended).

Please indicate in the application form which manner you intend to cover your participation costs:
a) Self financed participation (the fee includes accommodation and tuition);
b) Full scholarship (accommodation+ tuition);
c) Half scholarship (tuition waiver).

If you have further question contact:  István Kollai (academic coordinator – info about the program & presentations): or Anna Bokányi (applications): 

For more information please visit the official website.

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