23. Nemzetközi Nyári Egyetem

2018-04-03 13:58:40

A kőszegi Felsőbbfokú Tanulmányok Intézete 2018. június 25. és július 06. között ad helyet a 23. Nemzetközi Nyári Egyetemnek, mely a hagyományoknak megfelelően nem egy szűk szakmai tudás szegmenst vesz célba, hanem olyan előadásoknak és kerekasztal beszélgetéseknek ad helyet, amelyek a világ, s benne Közép-Európa állapotáról tudósítanak. 



Central European Scenarios

25th June - 6th July, 2018
Kőszeg, Hungary

XXIII. International Summer University (ISU)

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.


  • 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
Application deadline: 31st May 2018

Application Form

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


Applicants please send us the following:

  • 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

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

Invited speakers

Elena Alekseenkova (Russian International Affairs Council)

Iván Bába (iASK, former State Secretary of Foreing Affairs, Hungary) confirmed

János Bogárdi (University of Bonn)

H.E. Katalin Bogyay (Permanent Representative of Hungary to the UN)

Daniel Brooks (emeritus prof., Univesrity of Toronto) confirmed

Hillary Brown (City University of New York) confirmed

Erhard Busek (former Vice-Chancellor of Austria) confirmed

Sean Cleary (Founder and Executive Vice Chair of the Future World Foundation) confirmed

György Csepeli (iASK, emeritus prof.  ELTE) confirmed

Simon Duke (European Instutute of Public Administration, Maastricht) confirmed

Tamás Fejérdy (International Council on Monuments and Sites)

Christian Franck (Emeritus Prof.  Université catholique de Louvain UCL Belgium) confirmed

András Gelencsér (University of Pannonia)

Lidija Georgieva (UNESCO Chair in Intercultural Studies and Research, UKIM, Skopje)

Goran Gumze (Alma Mater Europea, European Center, Maribor) confirmed

Stuart Holland (iASK, University of Coimbra) confirmed

Tara Hopkins (Small projects Istambul - for Syria)

Jody Jensen (iASK, Jean Monnet Professor) confirmed

Sándor Kerekes (iASK, University of Kaposvar, Corvinus Univesrity of Budapest) confirmed

Stephan Keukeleire (College of Europe, Brugge)

Andrey Kortunov (Director General, Russian International Affairs Council)

Slomó Köves (Executive Rabbi of EMIH Unified Hungarian Jewish Congregation)

Gabriele Matzner (former ambassador of Austria) confirmed

Miroslav Michela (Charles University Prague)

Ferenc Miszlivetz (director, iASK) confirmed

Dimitar Nikolovski (iASK) confirmed

William Oathwaite (emeritus prof. Newcastle University)

Astrea Pejovic (Central European University)

Todd Pittinsky (John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University) confirmed

Attila Pók (iASK, Hungarian Academy of Sciences) confirmed

Gergely Pröhle (former state secretary, Supervisor of the Hungarian Lutheran Church)

Andrzrej Rychard (Director, Institute Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Instiute of Sciences)

Srijezana Prijic-Samarzija (Vice Rector of University of Rijeka, Director of C AS SEE)

Philip Schmitter (European Institute, Florence)

György Schöpflin (Member of the European Parliamant)

Lyubov Shishelina (Russian Academy of Sciences Institute Europe)

Lenart Skof (Alma Mater Europaea, European Center, Maribor)

Igor Stipic (iASK) confirmed

Szabolcs Szuromi (rector, Peter Pázmány Catholic University)

Heidemarie Uhl (University of Vienna) confirmed

Asztrik Várszegi (Archabbot of the Pannonhalma Archabbey 1991-2018)

Magdalena Vasaryova (former state secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia)

Michal Vasecka (Masaryk University)

Rubin Zemon (Euro-Balkan Institute of Social Science and Humanities Research, Skopje)

For more information please contact: info@iask.hu OR adel.farkas@iask.hu OR call 0036-200-520.