25th International Summer University – Dancing with Uncertainty

Deadline for Applications

  • 2020-06-22

Trials and Transformations in Central and Eastern Europe, 1989 to COVID-19

29th June – 3rd July 2020
Kőszeg, Hungary

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
Application Form 

Participation fee: 0 EUR
Applicants should send the following documents to isu2020@iask.hu :
• completed application form
• A 300-word motivational letter
• CV

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.

For more information please contact: isu2020@iask.hu OR call 0036-94-200-550!

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