Winter Seminar 2016 adv

Call for Applications

Winter Seminar

Costs of Democracy

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


22-26 February 2016


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 the costs of democracy in Europe and in our region.
  • 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: 22-26 February 2016 (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.
  • 30 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 the student hostel on the University campus,
    • 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 2016


How to apply to the Winter Seminar 2016?

 The application shall include:

  • filled application form (click here for download)
  • 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 2016.

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