DRC Summer School 2016

The Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM), Vienna; IDResearch Ltd (IDR), Pécs; the Faculty of Humanities and Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Pécs; and the Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague are organizing the 13th Summer School on Regional Co-operation under the intellectual sponsorship of the Danube Rectors’ Conference



“Post-Socialist Transformations in the Danube Region - 25 Years After the Collapse of the Soviet Union”




Each year, the DRC Summer School is hosted by a different university and therefore offers a variety of settings. The combination of expert lectures in the morning and workshops held by experienced scholars using innovative methods in the afternoon will give you the chance to:


  • Present your research
  • Exchange with other academics from the Danube Region
  • Publish an article in our DRC Summer School Book series


Every edition of the DRC Summer School is a unique experience. The topics are selected in relation to current and historical events, offering a broad variety for social scientists. A field trip complements theory and brings perspectives outside of the seminar room to the group. Furthermore, you will experience the vibrant atmosphere of this year’s host city Prague during our social programme.


Become part of the broad alumni network of the DRC Summer School!


Workshop items 

  1. Conflicts and security
  2. Regionalization across the Danube countries
  3. The prerogative of internationalization in Higher Education in the Danube Region
  4. Changing landscape of political culture and political socialization: Challenges and possibilities for civil society in the post-soviet space

Initiators and main organisers


Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM), Vienna

IDResearch Ltd. (IDR), Pécs




Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague

Faculty of Humanities, University of Pécs


Target group


  • Max. 30 young scientists from the Danube Region and Central Europe
  • Graduates who want to present their research projects to the students of the Summer School in the lectures
  • Interested individuals from regional organisations, public administration and scientific institutions


Time frame and location


3–10 July 2016 at Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic.


Working methods


  • Lectures by high level scientists, young graduates and experts (politicians, civil servants, representatives of
  • regional organisations, NGOs, EU officials)
  • Presentation of Best Practice projects
  • Presentation of papers prepared by the participants
  • Discussion in parallel workshops
  • Presentation of the results of each working group and plenary discussion


Programme (6 working days)


Sun, 3 July                          Arrival, First Meeting

Mon, 4 July                         Opening Session, Plenary Lectures, Workshops

Tue, 5 July                          Plenary Lectures, Workshops

Wed, 6 July                         Social Programme

Thu, 7 July                          Plenary Lectures, Workshops

Fri, 8 July                            Field Trip

Sat, 9 July                           Presentation of the Workshop Reports and Farewell Party

Sun, 10 July                        Departure


Working language is English.


The results of the Summer School will be published in the DRC Summer School Book series.




Applications for participation may be handed in by e-mail or fax and should include the application which will be online on: http://www.drcsummerschool.eu, the CV of the applicant and an abstract max. 2 pages of the paper that shall be presented in the framework of the Summer School. The participants are selected by a jury taking into account the guidance of the presidency of the Danube Rectors’ Conference (DRC).


Details of application:


 The registration fee of the Summer School is EUR 200.-, the contribution to the expenses for board and accommodation is EUR 230.-


Please note that it is possible to apply for a scholarship on board and accommodation as well as on a partial travel reimbursement (limited to EUR 100.-).


The deadline for application is June 5, 2016, after the acceptance of your paper the registration and board and accommodation fees have to be paid by June 27, 2016. Please find more details on the application form.