Hungary, Kőszeg

EUROPE IN THE VORTEX OF CHANGE Central European Scenarios

when 25 June 2018 - 6 July 2018
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 ECTS
fee EUR 450

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, policy makers, 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. We invite students 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.

Course leader

Institute of Advance Studies

Target group

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

Course aim

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

Credits info


Fee info

EUR 450: For participants from non-CEI countries
EUR 100: For participants from CEI countries