The Antall József Summer School was launched in 2013 with the aim of strengthening the Visegrad Cooperation and rendering it more visible also in the field of education. Each year, 50 students, who are selected upon criteria such as motivation, degree of interest taken in the V4, as well as professional and educational background, are admitted into the two-week educational programme organised by the Antall József Knowledge Centre.
The 2017 Antall József Summer School will examine the position of the Visegrad Countries within the European Union, commemorating historic milestones such as the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome, the 25th of the Treaty of Maastricht, and the 10th of the Treaty of Lisbon.
Therefore, the opening roundtable discussion will feature prominent people involved with the EU accession negotiation of the V4 countries in order to make sure that the thirteen years that have passed since the accession are appropriately assessed. Invited speakers of the roundtable include Danuta Hübner, Former Minister for European Affairs of the Republic of Poland, Ján Figel, Former Chief Negotiator of the Slovak Republic for Negotiations on the Accession of Slovakia to the EU, Pavel Telicka, Former Chief Negotiator for the Accession of the Czech Republic to the EU, and Enikő Győri, Former Adviser on EU Affairs of the Hungarian National Assembly, as the moderator.
In addition, community-building activities are an integral part of this year’s programme and the creation of an AJSS Alumni Society is an additional important aspect in 2017, as the Summer School was launched exactly five years ago.
APPLICATION will be open between 1 February 2017 - 31 March 2017. For further information, please visit ajsummerschool.com.