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ABOUTUS

Participants

The Knowledge Centre invites 50 participants, aged 20-35, primarily from the V4 countries, the CEI and Eastern Partnership member states. However, application is also open for MA and PhD students and young professionals with a university degree from non-eligible countries.

Eligible countries: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, and Ukraine.

Non-eligible countries: Austria, China, France, Germany, Japan, Kuwait, Norway, Qatar, Russia, the USA, the United Kingdom, and generally all the EU member states are also welcome.

Lecturers

Besides national and international experts, our lecturers include dignitaries and diplomats too. With their assistance, our aim is to facilitate a practice-oriented curriculum.

Application requirements

To apply successfully, you have to

- Provide a Proof of English Proficiency (Minimum Level: B2 / Language Certificate Required),
- Fill in the OnlineApplication Form,
- Submit a Letter of Recommendation no older than 3 months from a Relevant Academic Teacher (with their contact, signature and stamp included),
- Submit a maximum one page Letter of Motivation and a Curriculum Vitae.

Application opens on 20 March 2016

Application Deadline is 15 May 2016

Scholarship

SCOLARSHIP TYPE 1 – ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES

Costs covered
- travel
- accommodation with breakfast included
- lunch
- accompanying programmes

Costs not covered
- insurances of any kind
- visa application (where needed)

SCOLARSHIP TYPE 2 – NON-ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES

Costs covered
- accommodation with breakfast included
- lunch
- accompanying programmes

Costs not covered
- travel
- insurances of any kind
- visa application (where needed)

Please note that scholarships granted automatically upon acceptance. You do not have to apply for them.

There is a registration fee of 80 EUR for all participants.

About the Knowledge Centre

The Antall József Knowledge Centre (AJKC) is a foundation established by Mrs Klára Antall in 2009. The institution is named after Dr József Antall (1932–1993), the first freely elected Prime Minister of Hungary, who served from 1990 to 1993.

The Knowledge Centre is an organisation independent of parties, ideologies and current politics. Its primary objectives are to foster the Antall tradition and promote the spread of knowledge. Our main mission is to launch programmes which, beyond the theoretical education provided by universities, equip young people with wide-ranging practical knowledge via conferences, lecture series, trainings and roundtable conversations. Furthermore, the profile of the Knowledge Centre is also characterised by research activities and publications in the field of political and social sciences. Our institution also emphasises the importance of talent scouting and management. Thus, academic work is built on university students in BA and MA programmes, as well as PhD students.

Our institution is structured into six international offices – focusing on the V4 and the CEI region, the EU, the USA, Asia and Africa, as well as security policy and sustainable development – a regional office in Pécs and the Brussels Office. The Visegrad Cooperation plays a central role in the life and activities of the Antall József Knowledge Centre, as the very concept of the V4 was penned by József Antall. The aim of the V4 and CEI Office is to organise professional events, publish books and publications through which the V4 Cooperation can be rendered visible and meaningful in the fields of education and research.

About the Summer School

Organised by the Antall József Knowledge Centre annually, the Antall József Summer School is a two-week educational programme putting under scrutiny the most pivotal cooperation of the Central European region, the Visegrad Cooperation. Many aspects of this special partnership are examined throughout the school including history, economy policy, energy policy, innovation, foreign and security policy, culture and tourism, and the question of sustainability via lectures, workshops, debates, and roundtable discussions.

With 2016 marking the 25th anniversary of the formation of the Visegrad Cooperation, the fourth instalment of the Summer School will focus on evaluating the past twenty-five years of the Group’s existence.

In addition to the transmission of knowledge, our aim is to enhance intercultural dialogue. For this reason, we organise various trips and programmes including the Visegrád trip, the Multicultural Evening, a visit to the House of Terror Museum etc.

You may find further information on the courses here.