Trials and Transformations in Central and Eastern Europe, 1989 to COVID-19
29th June – 3rd July 2020
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, Erasmus+ Program, and the UNESCO Chair of Kőszeg
ISU 2020 is special this year for two reasons: it is the 25th anniversary of our summer universities in Kőszeg, and with the COVID-19 situation it will be our first online ISU.
Our goal is to review the last three decades and the present, and answers to the question: where are we heading?
Europe and Central Europe
• Paradoxes of Central Europe 30 Years After: Illusions and Realities of Integration
• Alternatives as seen from Southeastern Europe
• Economic Crisis and Resilience in East Central Europe
• The Singapore Syndrome: Lessons for Central Europe
• Russia and Central Europe
• KRAFT: Introducing the Creative Cities and Sustainable Regional Cooperative Strategy
• Security and Defence Cooperation in Central Europe
Systems in Distress: The Future of Europe after Covid-19
• Learning from the Pandemics of Communism, Fascism, and Neo-liberalism
• Pandemics and the Future
• Risk Perception and Cultural Rationality
• In Praise of Democracy: The Role of Diplomacy and the UN: Are International Organizations Adapting to Global Change?
• The Future University
Recommended Reading List of ISU 2020 – Including links
Recommended Reading List of iASK Researchers – Including links
Application deadline: – June 22, 2020
Participation fee: 0 EUR
Applicants should send the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org :
• completed application form
• A 300-word motivational letter
Eligibility: Advanced MA and PhD students and young researchers, as well as social entrepreneurs, who have a keen academic or professional interest in the topics.
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 the opportunity for strong cross-border cooperation. In a region where the iron curtain was built, developing a regional knowledge center is exceptional and contributes to supporting opportunities furthering cooperation in an age of increasing uncertainties.
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