Summer School 2019
The Corvinus Society for Foreign Affairs and Culture organizes a half-day long conference in the framework of the NUPS summer school in mid-July of 2019. National University of Public Service will be the host and main organizer of the event, where are we are about to promote V4 cooperation during this project. The side event will be organized in partnership with the Euro-atlantic Centre, University of Warsaw, CEID and the Polish Institute in Budapest.
Submit your paper for our editorial board to publish it in the special edition Biztpol Affairs. Manuscripts shall contain a 100 words long abstract and five keywords. The main text shall be no longeer than 35.000 characters, somewhat less than one author's sheet. The suggested topics of publication are the democratic transformation of the V4 countries, EU/NATO integration of the V4 region, current securty policy challenges ahead of the V4.
1How can I apply for the Summer School?
Consult our webpage and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
2What is the goal of the project?
The goal is commemorate the double annvirsaries ouf the EU and NATO integaration of our region and raise the attention to the tasks ahead our us in terms of education, democratic transformationa and adaptation to the new challenges.
1What is the main issue on which your project would like to focus?
The V4 countries are committed members of the Euro-Atlantic community, which is to be proven from time to time in the last three decades. 2019 will be the year of anniversaries when we can celebrate this commitment because of multifold reasons. We celebrate the 30th anniversary of democratic transformation. Three from the four countries are the members of NATO since 1999 and we all returned to Europe with the accession 15 years ago. These were important milestones in the region’s history, and to evaluate the past three decades is an essential task ahead. It is especially true if we consider the numerous paradigm shifts in the last decades across Europe and the world. It was needed to reconsider several theses, what we found taken for granted previously. At first, it happened at 11/9 in 1989, then at 9/11 in 2001, and during the financial crisis in 2008. We had and were able to respond to challenges differently 30, 20 and 15 years ago. Our institutional membership in NATO and EU resulted in a whole new level and a number of tasks and possibilities.
2How specifically does your project contribute to this change/improvement?
It is just as important to assess what is the message of the 30-20-15 anniversary of 2019 for Central Europe. Therefore we plan to create an English language volume, which audience would not be limited to Hungarian readers, but it would be available for readers from our region and the international community. For authors of the volume, we plan to invite experts from the academia, but also political directors and representatives of ministries. For such a huge work, we would need to include more reviewers and proof-readers from other institutions as well. Therefore, besides our V4 partners, we consider looking for partnership options with universities, such as the National University of Public Service (NUPS). With the participation of the NUPS, we can also organize a V4 summer school to reach the younger generation interested in the history of Central Europe and the V4 cooperation.