About the sections

In most cases, a section works around a certain regional issue and has a section leader professor who supervises the academic content and group progress. The professor guides the discussions and handles section lecturers and guests (for instance. the Corporate Governance section invites leaders from certain companies as guest speakers).

You can be the member of only one section, yet if you are interested in more, you can apply to up to three sections and signal your preference list on your registration form.

Migration in Europe

The section deals with the migration within the European community and its effects, specifically from the viewpoint of the Eastern European countries, which are dominantly sending and not receiving ones. The section is going to observe the current situation involving its volume and its trends, go through the typical motives and strategies of migration, and then examines the push and pull factors that play a part. Afterward, we will cover in detail how the migration affect the sending countries, with particular attention to the effects on the labour market, the medium-term economic growth and the domestic political system. Finally, we will focus on the policies: we asses what could and what should sending countries do about this migration, will search for solutions for changing migration patterns, bringing expats back or improving diaspora policies. [More] 



Political populism is on the rise in Eastern and Western  Europe as well. There is a value crisis in liberal democracy, and the faith in the status quo is dwindling. Radicalism is also increasing on both sides of the political spectrum: Siriza, Podemos, UKIP, Jobbik just to mention a few. In the meantime, traditional establishment parties (like MSZP in Hungary, Labour in Britain) are losing support. The relevance of our topic is based on the fact that the recent changes in the political processes and extraordinary events (Brexit, the election of Donald Trump) in the world is the most important driver behind current world events. Political populism has a long history in Europe – for example in the 1930’s) – and a well studied subject as well.  Our section aims to understand and comprehensively analyze this new wave of populism focusing on Central Eastern Europe. [More]


Knowledge-based Society

Knowledge and information management has great significance in most aspects of the society of Europe. Education, healthcare, business and politics are changing by new possibilities introduced by technological innovation and especially data handling. At the knowledge-based society section of the Central European Conference, we are addressing these changes, focusing on education, the disappearance of jobs and the possibilities created by the industrial internet. [More]


The Future of Business

The future of business section was created to bridge gaps between Hungarian and European students and young scholars. In order to do this, we have created a business masterclass which helps a small team of select students to peek into the future with the help of renowned professionals in 3 key areas of business: finance, marketing and production. We’re expecting a mix of scholars and business thought leaders to present and discuss their ideas with the students during 4 days, and our participants will surely leave with a firm grip on future technologies from 2017 and beyond. [More]


Inequality within Countries

The main goal of the section is to investigate the sources and consequences of economic inequality within countries. During the four days we examine three aspects of the topic. Firstly, how did inequality emerge within countries in the past 50 years. Secondly, what are the main trends in the society that affects inequality nowadays and in the long term. Last but not least what actions and policies could be taken to resolve this problem. [More]