Why should you apply?

Learn about the hottest topics!
The Central European Conference is about connecting people from the CEE region in order to broaden our perspectives about the relevant issues of the region. There will be five sections and acknowledged teachers will guide the members through the topics of Migration in Europe, Populism, Knowledge-based Society, Future of Business and Intra-state Inequalities.

We believe that to support individual learning and experience, we have to maximize the number of interactions between the participants. By taking part at exciting debates and informal events, people tend to experience and remember more. Therefore, we planned many half-academic events and arranged meals to foster possibilities to get to know each others’ academic work and passions.

Discover Budapest!
Since you are visiting a top tourist destination, Budapest, we not only want you to work hard, but also to join us and explore the city. We are planning to take you to those special places that only locals know. Prepare to see breathtaking view of the city and to learn about the ruin pubs, the famous baths or the stories surrounding our historical places.

Prices and services

The price of the conference is differentiated according to the Erasmus scholarship country categorization. Besides the lectures and seminars, it includes the accomodation and three meals a day during the whole conference.


Group 1:      170 €

Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Lichtenstein, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom

Group 2:      150 €

Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey

Group 3:      130 €

Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, FYR of Macedonia, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia


If your country is not part of the Erasmus programme, you belong to Group 1, however you can apply for a special scholarship. For applying to the scholarship, you should write a short argumentation and send it to info@cec.rajk.eu attached with the other application matterials.

Who can apply to the conference?

We are waiting for the application of BA or MA students, studying in the fields of social sciences, business or economics from all European universities. We also have some places for those who graduated in the recent years.

The language of the conference is English, so advanced English knowledge is required for all participants in order to be able to understand the coursework and participate in the debates. Special requirements can be found in the description of each section. Please make sure to check them!

How can I register?

The application is open now!

Deadline of the application: 14th May 23:59
We aquire your CV; a blog post written by you which we may publish and a motivation letter.*

Fill out the registration form and send the application material to the following e-mail: info@cec.rajk.eu


*The blog post is an essay of 500-1000 words, related to the section(s) you apply to. We will publish the best articles in a conference paper and on the blog of the CEC 2017.
The lenght of the motivation letter depends on the section you apply to. You do not need to writte a motivation letter to Inequalities within Countries and Migration in Europe section, but please make a short presentation instead for Migration section. Please also check the section specific requirements carefully!

If you apply to more than one section you can write your blog post either about the general topic of the conference or the topic of the section you are the most interested about. In this case, you do not have to write separate motivation letters, but a detailed one is enough.