Summer Course 2020

11–19 July 2020

What is the summer course?

The Summer Course is designed to inspire young adults from Eastern and Central Europe to pursue work in the common good in ways that align with their passions. Participants spend ten days with workshops taught by dynamic young professionals from the region, guided self-reflection and a practical project that they can implement in their own communities. Through this, participants gain a better understanding of themselves, their goals and their options for the future.

The Summer Course is an immersive experience. We believe that learning should be interactive and should neither begin nor end in the classroom. We spend a day exploring Budapest and a day hiking in the Pilis forest, and past workshops have included panels, a chance for participants to learn to make their own toothpaste and testing out cargobikes on campus. Additionally, workshop facilitators are available before and after teaching to share and answer questions in a more informal setting.

Who is the summer course for?

The Summer Course is designed for young adults (age 18-25) from Central and Eastern Europe who are just embarking on their careers: finishing up high school, in university or taking time off, or recently out of university.

No work experience or university degree or enrollment is required, and we keep the participation fee low to eliminate financial barriers: we are looking for participants who are eager to learn more about different ways in which they can apply their own interests to contribute to the common good in Central and Eastern Europe and beyond. Skills can be learned—passion and curiosity are organic.

The Summer Course runs 11–19 July 2020, and applications will open in January. Interested? Have questions? We'd love to hear from you!