We are very happy to inform that until today we have received 367 full applications and that 593 profiles of candidates were open by candidates who come from 29 countries. The process of recruitment will close on 30 April with announcement of the approved candidates. Each applicant should register at the Internet site: www.visegradsummerschool.org and complete an on-line application form.
The Visegrad Summer School is a two-week cycle of training sessions for young Czech, Hungarian, Polish and Slovakian students, as well as their peers from other Central and Eastern European countries. The purpose of the project is to deepen the knowledge about regional and global challenges, liquidation of mutual stereotypes, building of bonds and friendly contacts. Prior editions of the School were attended by over 600 people from Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, France, Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Germany, Russia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Ukraine.
The programme of the 13th Visegrad Summer School encompasses lectures, discussions on current political, cultural and social affairs in a regional, global and European perspective. Apart from experts and intellectuals, we host ambassadors, ministers, representatives of the European Union, scientists, politicians, businessmen, journalists, artists, representatives of national and local authorities, as well as non-governmental organizations. The School participants will be involved in preparation of projects within the scope of international cooperation and will take an active part in the cultural life of Kraków; during a study trip, they will learn about cultural heritage of Małopolska. Some of the debates, lectures and meetings will be open for the public.
The Visegrad Summer School has been organized every year since 2002 by the Villa Decius Association. Commencement of a substantive discussion in a group of outstanding experts and intellectuals enables the students a more efficient evaluation of phenomena and offers a chance for getting to know the stances and the motivation of partners. The project has been distinguished by the International Visegrad Prize established by the ministers of culture of Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.
More information is available at: www.visegradsummerschool.org
Platform for Advanced Studies
The Visegrad Summer School is a part of the Platform for Advanced Studies – a project co-financed by the Narodowy Bank Polski. The main objective of the project is to develop a platform for advanced studies, which is alternative to regulation studies and is aimed at acquiring advanced knowledge in the area of culture and economics, including the role and mission of the Narodowy Bank Polski, national and European financial policy and shaping of attitudes favourable to international cooperation and the development of entrepreneurship.