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NEE Invites You to Apply to the Visegrad Summer School!

The 13th edition of the Visegrad Summer School will be held from June 29th to July 12th 2014. Each candidate should register at www.visegradsummerschool.org and provide an on-line application form. The deadline for submitting applications is March 31st 2014. Accepted participants will be informed on April 30th 2014.

March 19, 2014 - New Eastern Europe - Events

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The Visegrad Summer School is educational programme which provides an interdisciplinary learning space for young Czech, Hungarian, Polish and Slovak students, and for their peers from other Central and Eastern European countries. The project aims to deepen knowledge of regional and global challenges, eliminate stereotypes and build friendly relations. Previous editions of the school were attended by almost 600 people from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, France, Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Germany, Russia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Ukraine.

The programme of the 13th edition includes lectures, debates and workshops on current political, cultural and social challenges in from regional, global and European perspectives. In addition to experts and intellectuals, we host ambassadors, ministers, European Union representatives, academics, politicians, businessmen, journalists, artists and representatives of national and local governments, as well as NGOs. The participants work in small groups on development projects that are presented at the closing session. Students are invited for study visits to the Małopolska region and attend artistic events in Kraków. Multicultural session allows participants to search for common identity as well as insight the cultures of the Visegrad countries. Some of the debates, lectures and meetings are open to the public.

The Visegrad Summer School has been organised by the Villa Decius Association annually since 2002. Our idea is to create an alternative platform to a university for advanced studies on the Visegrad Group as well as other Central and East European countries. The programme is an opportunity for the participants to get acquainted with and discuss current social, security, economic, political and cultural issues. It is also an opportunity to learn about each other and start an international cooperation between the people and the countries.

More information is available here.

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