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Who is Sovereign? Citizenship in Europe and Beyond

18th International Summer University in Koszeg, Hungary

Venues: Koszeg, Hungary
Period: June 26 - July 6, 2013
Application deadline: May 15, 2013

Description of the Summer School

The 2013 summer university will include a series of diverse but interconnected themes such as:

- The European Crisis: New Opportunities  for Central European Cooperation?;
- Cities and City Assemblies: Can these ’New Players’ revitalize Europe within the context of the Danube Strategy?;
- The Viability of EU Citizenship: Special focus on Vulnerable Groups in East Central and South Eastern Europe such as the Roma, migrants, women, handicapped people, the aged and youth;
- The EU in a Global Context: What Can Europe and Latin-America learn from each other about integration and modernization.

The workshops and conferences are sponsored and supported by the Central European Initiative, the International Visegrad Fund, the EU Commission DG Resarch and Innovation, the Jean Monnet Action, the Hungarian Foreign Ministry and the UNESCO.

Participants and speakers come from EU member states, mainly from the larger Danubian region, as well as from outside of Europe.
The Central European Initiative has offered 20 scholarships for students coming from CEI countries. Further scholarships are available from  ISES and the Hungarian Foreign Ministry.

The summer university will be accompanied by a Central European and Roma Cultural Festival, the ’European Melange’, opened by Her Excellency Katalin Bogyay, the president of the General Assembly of UNESCO.

The summer university will be opened by keynote speeches of Central European  diplomats and politicians followed by a roundtable discussion that will include all the participants.
During the two weeks of programs, Café Bloom will host outstanding public figures, writers, artists and journalists  who will talk about their life experience with students and other participants.



The general fee is 500 Europer student;
Scholarships are available for students coming from CEI countries, Turkeyand the Baltic states.

Apply now if you are a citizen of one of these countries: Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine.

All application materials should be submitted in English and sent electronically in an email-friendly format to


Application Procedure

Applications must include the following:
1. Completed Application Form (available at with special attention to the Motivation Letter;
2. Curriculum Vitae

We are happy to announce that due to an extra support for ISES the participation fees were considerably reduced.
ECTS: Following all classes and holding a presentation participants will receive a certificate of participation and ISES values this course certificate with 5 credits according to the European Credit Transfer System which are transferable to all universities.


Information & contacts

Ms Izabella Szasz
Institute for Social and European Studies (ISES)

tel.: 0036.94563055


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