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Sumer School: Central Europe: Unity in Diversity? Krakow, 15 June - 6 July 2012‏

Central Europe: Unity in Diversity?

June 15 - July 6, 2012

8 ECTS points (4 US credit hours)

The Centre for European Studies at the Jagiellonian University is happy to announce its 2012 Summer School Program. Entitled, "Central Europe: Unity in Diversity?", this year's 3 week program will focus on issues of integration processes and cooperation in the region as well as its experiences with diversity.

We warmly invite undergraduate students to join us in learning about minority issues, transatlantic relations, the role of Central Europe in the European Union, and many other topics covered in our classes. We look forward to providing students with a unique academic and cultural experience, as they learn about the theories and ideas informing the transformations going on around them in Central Europe. Participants will be able to also enjoy local excursions and study trips as well as the lively cultural and social life of Kraków.

The Summer School is comprised of two modules, focusing on Central Europe in history and today, respectively. A comprehensive and interdisciplinary overview of the region and its conceptualization, is introduced during lectures, while seminars allow the students to partake in provoking and challenging discussions with experts in the field.

Module A. Central Europe in History

1. History of the Idea of Central Europe
2. Minority issues in countries in the Visegrad group
3. Jews in Central Europe
4. Communism in Central Europe
5. Central Europe in Literature

Module B. The Central Europeans Today

1. Business in Central Europe
2. The Central European States and Transatlantic Relations
3. Central Europeans in the EU
4. The Visegrad Group - Regional cooperation in CEE

Study Trips

In addition to lecture classes, CES organizes weekend excursions to Budapest, Prague and the Polish Tatra mountains as well as a day-trip to Aushwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum. Social integration evenings and a walking tour around Krakow are also planned.

Please send the following by email (as a scanned attachment) to or by fax (+48 12 429 6195) by March 16, 2012:
A completed Summer School application form
Your CV (résumé) in the Europass format
Proof of language proficiency (if applicable).

All application materials are available on our website:

For more information, please visit our website or email Justyna Jochym at