Batthyány Summer School 2012

13-22 July 2012 in Győr, Hungary

If you are...

  • interested in the Central and Eastern European region,
  • between 18 and 32 years of age,
  • student of higher education (BSc, MSc or PhD studies),
  • open to meet people from different countries all around Europe,
  • willing to take part in an amazing international summer program,
... then this is the right place for you!
Our famous international program brings open-minded young students together to think about the present and future of the Central and Eastern European region. During the Summer School, internationally noted experts from Hungary and abroad will give You some insight into the most significant issues of our Region. The events also offer discussion forums where the You can exchange ideas, discuss issues and think together with the other participants about the future of the Region in today's fragile political and economic situation.
The Summer School is open for university students, who seek an opportunity to spend 10 days in a Visegrád country in an inspiring international environment. This program is a mixture of academic, social, cultural and free-time activities.

The Summer School participants can listen to lectures given by famous experts of the legal, political, economic science, and sociology also. The lectures focus on the 'hot topics' of the Central and Eastern European Region, but also deal with issues arising from the globalization, the economic crisis, or the waking superpowers of the Far-East. The topics also include the future of the European Union, the chances of the EU-candidate countries, and the opportunities of the well-educated young people of Central and Eastern Europe in today's globalizing and knowledge-based world.
Besides the academic program, the participants have the chance to learn about the rich cultural heritage of the city of Győr, Hungary and the Central-European region. The program includes sightseeing trips, cultural events as well. The visit to the thousand-year-old Abbey of Pannonhalma, the castle of Fertőd, or the historical city of Sopron is always one of the most popular activities of the Summer School.
On the so-called Cultural Evenings, participants from each country shall show the others the cultural, historical, natural beauties of their country, possibly the musical, singing and dancing traditions as well. These events help the participants understand other cultures, find the endless richness of diversity in each other, and thus develop tolerance, and a better dialogue of cultures.

The languange of the program is English. The applicants should have at least an intermediate level knowlegde of the language!

The topics of the lectures will be detailed later, in this home page.
Participation fee (to be paid in cash at the registration in Győr): only 50 €
The participation fee covers:
  • accomodation (in rooms of 2 or 3 beds, at the University's Student Dormitory),
  • 3 meals a day,
  • all lectures and free time events.
The participation fee does not cover (and is not arranged by the Organizers, so you will have to take care of it):
  • traveling costs to/from Győr,
  • expenses of visa application and other travel documentation,
  • insurance.
The applications shall include:
  • letter of motivation,
  • application form (you can download it here),
  • a letter of recommendation from a professor is beneficial, but not mandatory.

all should be sent by e-mail to:

The deadline for applications is :
31. May 2012

The results will be published not later than 10. June 2012
Further information:
dr. iur. Gergely Karácsony
Headmaster of the Batthyány Lajos College
Tehetséggondozási rendszer és a tudományosképzési
műhelyek fejlesztése a Széchenyi
István Egyetemen