WinSem2017 call for applications

Call for Applications


Winter Seminar


Protecting Democracy

Law, Politics, Economy and Society in Central and Eastern Europe 

20-25 February 2017

Győr, Hungary 

at Széchenyi István University

Faculty of Law and Political Sciences

The interdisciplinary intensive seminar offers a university course and a forum for students and young researchers.

  • Noted lecturers and professors from different Central European universities are going to help to discuss legal, political, social, economic and EU-aspects concerning democracy in Europe and in our region.
  • The basic idea of our dialogue is that democracy is worth protecting and democracy is protecting us. Main issues of discussions are: concepts and contexts of democracy; values of the European Union vs national constitutional identity of member states; constitutional adjudication and the European Court of Human Rights safeguarding democracy.
  • The seminar will include lectures on thematic issues, workshop opportunities with the active contribution of participants and cultural events as well.

Program details

Venue – official programme: Széchenyi István University, Faculty of Law and Political Sciences, Building “J”

H-9026 Győr, Áldozat str. 12. (Hungary).

Period: 20-25 February 2017 (academic program from Monday to Friday).

  • The Seminar is open for graduate students and PhD candidates as young researchers from the fields of legal, economic, social or international studies from all over Europe.
  • 25 places are provided for incoming students from abroad.
  • The language of the Seminar is English.
  • We present certificates on the participation and contributions.
  • You can obtain 5 ECTS credit points.


  •  Registration fee: 40 EUR (shall be paid at the registration) that covers the
    • accommodation in a ***Hotel in the vicinity of the Faculty (incl. breakfast and lunch),
    • technical background, handing-outs and the publication of the scientific results of workshop sessions,
    • cultural programme – including visit to the archabbey of Pannonhalma, visiting a wine cellar and a rich dinner of Hungarian cuisine.

Application deadline:

20 January 2017

 How to apply to the Winter Seminar 2017?

 The application shall include:

  •  filled application form (available here)
  • letter of recommendation from a professor (not compulsory but recommended)


All documents should be sent via e-mail to

Ms. Orsolya Szalay (assistant)


Dr. Peter Smuk (Head of Department)


The applicants will be informed about the results until 5 February 2017.

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