Antall József Summer School 2019

Deadline: 14 April 2019
Open to: MA and PhD students, young experts and early–career professionals of international relations, political science, security studies, regional studies, economics and other research areas 
 Venue: 1-11 July 2019, Budapest, Hungary


The Antall József Summer School will be organized for the seventh time in 2019. With the help of national and international experts, the project examines the most important issues affecting the Visegrad Cooperation and the Central European region from various perspectives. In addition, AJSS provides a thorough picture of the Central European intellectual and cultural heritage, as well as facilitates and supports intercultural learning through different cultural programmes.

The 2019 event will revolve around the role of the Visegrad Countries in regional partnerships, such as the European Union, NATO, and the OSCE. Given the fact that 2019 marks the fifteenth anniversary of the V4 joining the EU and the 70th anniversary of signing the treaty that created NATO, the V4 are presented with the perfect opportunity to think about, rethink, and discuss their role played in such partnerships. In addition, as Slovakia assumes the chairmanship of the OSCE for the year 2019, participants will be able to gain a better understanding of the security cooperation between the Visegrad Countries, as well as Central Asian and North American states, and also the role of the Visegrad Cooperation in this political dialogue. The above-mentioned issues will be analysed in the light of current political and security policy events (for example, the European Parliamentary elections, Polish parliamentary elections, Slovakian presidential elections, the Brexit, or NATO missions) by talented young people coming from the Visegrad Countries, as well as the Western Balkan and the Eastern European member states. In addition to the educational programme, the Summer School also provides an avenue to learn more about Central European culture and values, and other participants’ cultural heritage. For this purpose, museum visits, study trips, and other informal activities are also organized.


Motivated young professionals aged 23-35 years, who are interested in Central European Studies, the Visegrad Cooperation, and the region in general. Applications are welcomed from all fields of social sciences, humanities, economics, and legal studies. MA and Ph.D. students, young experts and early–career professionals of international relations, political science, security studies, regional studies, economics, and other research areas are eligible to apply.


There are two kinds of scholarships for the selected participants:

Scholarship type 1:

  • Accommodation with breakfast included;
  • Lunch;
  • Travel costs (the most economic and direct options).

Scholarship type 2:

  • Accommodation with breakfast included;
  • Lunch.

Please note that the Knowledge Centre does not cover the costs of visa application (where applicable) and insurance for any of the participants (regardless of the scholarship granted). There is also a registration fee: 80 EUR (paid by bank transfer, only after the application was selected)

How to apply?

Apply online through this link.

For more information, please visit this official website.