Social Events

Social events and extracurricular activities:

The Simonyi Summer School is proud to have developed into a community forming experience that shapes the mind sets of all its participants, students, lecturers, mentors and entrepreneurs alike. The social events and extracurricular activities smoothly accommodate into the goal of the program: they enhance the opportunity to share social-change triggering concepts and ideas, to gain deeper insights into a regions possibilities and problems as well as promoting international cooperation.

2 July, Sunday

Opening Banquet, the best place to get acquainted and start networking

7 July, Friday 

Wine tasting at a renowned regional winery. You will have a chance to  understand the achievements and challenges of agricultural enterprises in South-Transdanubia, as well as enhance  awareness of the connection of sustainability and social commitment to modern day entrepreneurship.   

14 July, Friday

Trip to Ormansag – helping a depressed community

The romantically picturesque Ormansag once was one of the most developed and thriving farming regions of Hungary, however it is currently characterized by low population  density and poor  infrastructure. In this multiply disadvantaged area the rate of emigration is exceptionally high. The villages that used to make a living from fishery,  forestry,  livestock  farming  and  a  variety  of crafts  are  nowadays  either  plagued  by  excess  ground  water  or  drought.  The traditional  trades   are  disappearing.

Daunting as it sounds, this situation offers itself for intervention to social entrepreneurs, NGO’s and foundations. We will have a chance to show social commitment and ingenuity.   

28 July

Closing  Banquet, the last chance to get acquainted J and say goodbye to your new friends and colleagues.  


Why to come

The Summer Simonyi Entrepreneurship Consulting Program relies on more than two decades of capacity building experience in working with diverse participants regardless of their level of expertise and background.
Every year our prominent alumni, coming from backgrounds such as engineering, medicine, natural sciences, arts, sports, social sciences, business and economics share their technical, social and business expertise offering access to their professional and business networks.

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Registration:  5th June/15th June the latest (keep in mind visa regulation if needed)
Payment:  20th June
Arrival, registration, welcome:  30th June - 1st July
Start of the academic program:  3rd July
End of the program:  28th July

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Head of International Office

Phone: +36 72 501 500/23160
Office: B131

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