Project Coordinator

Michal Vašečka


Preparation of the program
Selection of speakers by communication campaign
Selection of participants
Two weeks intensive summer school


  • Willa Decius Association (leader)
  • Library of Vaclav Havel
  • Bratislava Policy Institute
  • Cracovia Expressz Foundation
  • EuroRegioUkraine

Visegrad Summer School

The Visegrad Summer School is a unique cultural and educational programme catering for students, graduates, young researchers and journalists from the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary as well as other Central and East European countries. Given its international, macro-regional and regional dimension, the initiative is aimed at promoting a positive image of the region on an international scale alongside the promotion of the intellectual and cultural heritage of Czech, Polish, Slovak and Hungarian societies. Visegrad Summer School is organised by the Willa Decius Association, Library of Vaclav Havel (Prague), Bratislava Policy Institute (Bratislava), Cracovia Expressz Foundation (Budapest), and EuroRegioUkraine (Kiev).

Every year 45 students and graduates in political sciences, economics, international relations, European studies, history, social studies, philology and cultural studies, as well as young researchers, teachers and journalists from Central and Eastern Europe are recruited in an open call for applications. 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 goal of VSS intensive laboratories led by top professionals in the field is to shape the attitudes and provide practical knowledge for our participants.

Supported by

  • The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.

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