Call for Applications, Visegrad Summer School 2018 in Krakow, Poland

Deadline: 31 March 2018
Open to: Students, graduates, PhD researchers, young professionals and leaders
Venue: 1-14 July 2018 in Krakow, Poland


The Visegrad Summer School is an educational programme which provides an interdisciplinary learning space for young Czech, Hungarian, Polish and Slovak students, and for their peers from other Central, Eastern and Southern European countries.

Programme of VSS widens perspectives and INSPIRE via lectures and debates dedicated to global and regional political, economic, cultural and societal issues. It also addresses current developments and burning problems within the EU and the neighboring countries. The important component of 17. VSS that is SHAPEing attitudes in the course of intensive laboratories held in the field of ACADEMIA, BUSINESS and CULTURAL DIPLOMACY under the common leitmotiv “Inspire, Shape, Connect” led by top professionals in the field.

Among VSS special events and extracurricular activities that are designed to enhance a long-term CONNECTions are: integration workshop, multicultural garden party, study visits, cultural events, and recreation. VSS is two week long, intense programme, consisting of approximately 90 hours of activities: ~60h of educational and ~30h extracurricular which are stimulating the  uderstanding of neighboring cultures and need of active social participation in decision making processes, mutual dialog, as well as integrate the group.

Previous editions of the School were attended by over 650 people from: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Brazil, France, Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Germany, Russia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Ukraine , United Kingdom, Indonesia, Algeria, Egypt, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Iran, Nigeria, India, Ghana, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iraq, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Namibia, Albania and Italy.


Students, graduates, PhD researchers, young professionals and leaders from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine and other eligible countries.

We are looking for active, open-minded and creative people. The working language of the School is English, so good communication skills in English are essential.

Eligible countries:

Countries Planned number of participants
The Czech Republic 7
Hungary 7
Poland 7
Slovakia 7
Ukraine 6

OTHER (Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia)


Students from non-eligible countries can apply providing they will cover the participation fee of 350 euro as well as individual insurance and travel costs to/from/in Krakow.


Students from non-eligible countries can apply providing they will cover the participation fee of 350 euro as well as individual insurance and travel costs to/from/in Krakow.

Participation conditions

The organizers provide:

  • educational programme and materials
  • special events: study visits, recreation offer
  • full accommodation and board

Participants cover:

  • travel costs to/from/in Krakow
  • insurance
  • registration fee of 125 Euro


You need to have minimum 18 and maximum 32 years old and have interest in one of the fields: academia, business or cultural diplomacy - as we propose you intensive lab in those areas. Apart from enriching your current knowledge in labs, we want to invite you to discussing politics and international relations, new trends in business, as well as cultural and diplomatic issues with european top experts, diplomats and NGO's representatives. 

Participants are provided with accommodation and board during the time of VSS in Krakow, recreational programme and all needed support in learning and getting new experience. 

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, please write to:

The official web-page.