Call for Applications for Visegrad Summer School Rethink Past & Design Future

Deadline:  31 March 2019
Open to: Students, graduates, PhD researchers, young professionals and leaders from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine and other eligible countries
Venue: 1 – 13 July 2019 in Krakow, Poland


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

The program of the VSS is aimed to widen perspectives and INSPIRE through lectures and debates dedicated to global and regional political, economic, cultural and social issues. The program of the VSS also seeks to address the current developments and the most pressing issues within the EU and as well in its neighborhood. A crucial element of the 18. VSS is the course of intensive laboratories held in the field of BUSINESS, CULTURAL HERITAGE and MEDIA. The goal of our intensive laboratories led by top professionals in the field is to SHAPE the attitudes and provide practical knowledge for our participants. This year the common leitmotiv of our laboratories will be “Rethink Past & Design Future”.

The VSS also seeks to enhance long-term CONNECTIONS between its participants. Therefore, our program consist a series of special events and extracurricular activities that are designed especially for this goal. Such as, integration workshop, multicultural garden party, study visits, cultural events, and recreational programs.

VSS has a two-week-long  intense program, which is consisted of approximately 90 hours of activities ~60h dedicated to our educational program and ~30h extracurricular activities. The declared goal of the VSS is to be a catalyst of mutual understanding between neighboring cultures and enhance the connections between students and young professionals from all over the region. Furthermore the VSS also seeks to raise awareness of the need for active social participation in decision making processes, for mutual dialog.

Previous editions of the School were attended by over 750 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.

18. edition is supported by the International Visegrad Fund, Malopolska Region and City of Krakow.


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.


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


The deadline for submitting applications is 31 March 2019.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, please write to:

The official web-page.