20. Visegrad Summer School – Call for Applications!

  • Are you looking for new goals and challenges for yourself?
  • Do you want to meet new people who, just like you, are interested in self-development, the political situation in Central Europe (but not only), business or cultural heritage?
  • Are you interested in ongoing transformation process in Western Balkans?
  • Maybe, you just want to broaden your perspectives and start international career?
  • Do you know that some of the first participants of the Visegrad Summer School are today directors, managers and top professionals in their fields, and they are still cooperating with us today?

Although we may not know exactly what is your story yet, but we know that by applying for this project you will not regret it! 

We are starting recruitment for the 20th edition othe Visegrad Summer School!

Apply here: 

Recruitment starts on March 1 and ends on April 10!

Results will be published not later than on May 1.


VSS About

Visegrad Summer School (VSS) is a project that has been shaping and educating generations of young citizens of Visegrad Group and neighboring countries for 20 years. Over the years, Visegrad Summer School has become not only a platform of deepening knowledge and improving intercultural competencies but also an important instrument for integration of young people from the region. The opportunity to discuss the most important topics among students, Ambassadors, Ministers, representatives of the European Union and prominent intellectuals, has allowed for more objective assessment of the situation and has given everybody a chance to know better opinions and motivation of partners. Up to now we could cooperate and host: Norman Davies, Manuel Loff, Andrea Petö, Michael Žantovský, Jean Pierre-Deru, Pavel Fischer.

The 20th edition of this unique and popular program in the Visegrad Group will enable another group of 30 young professionals and young leaders to meet European experts and intellectuals, broaden their knowledge, exchange ideas, experiences and opinions. This year's edition is special to all parties involved. For the first time, we introduce segment focused on sharing Visegrad Group’s transition experiences with Balkan Region.

The program, as in previous editions, has been divided into two segments: Business and Innovation and Cultural Heritage, which seem distant but combined together give the opportunity to create an innovative and responsible approach to current social landscape.The laboratories run by experts (Aleksandra Przegalińska, Jonathan Goodacre) will be focused on exchanging views, gaining knowledge and consulting the participants' own ideas. We will contribute to the development of new optics, as well as the shaping of participants - aspiring leaders of the V4 and the neighboring countries.

In the 20th edition of VSS, 30 people from V4, Balkan Region and the neighboring countries will take part. Priority is given to start-up founders, initiators of competitive business and people settled in heritage sites and managing the cultural projects, working with tangible and intangible heritage, as the main material of their professional activities. VSS's goal is to bring them together to look for mutual stimuli and advantage for both sectors and to exchange their perspective.

During 10 days of lectures, workshops, trainings and study visits participants will work (in groups and individually) on their short presentations to be held on the final day, during the closure format "Visegrad Ted-ex Talks".


The 20th edition of the Visegrad Summer School will be carried out in compliance with all sanitary regulations and government ordinances.


20. Visegrad Summer School

When: 4-14 July 2022 (10 days)

Where:Kraków (Poland), Villa Decius Palace and Park Center

How to apply:

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