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.


5th July, Sunday

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

10th 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.   




17th 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.   

24th July, Friday

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


Why to come

The Simonyi Summer Social Entrepreneurship Program focuses on value creation in the regional socio-economic environment of the University of Pecs.
You will have the opportunity to provide professional support to social entrepreneurship initiatives that can have real social impact in the region. You will cooperate with culturally and professionally diverse student groups in a practice oriented, experiential learning context that focuses on real-life projects and project owners in the region.
Professional mentors will assist your teams in imbedding the projects. You can have the experience of achieving tangible results by means of value generating solutions within a well-defined local socio-economic environment.

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Registration:  29th May, 2020
Payment:  14th June, 2020
Arrival, registration, welcome:  3rd-5th July, 2020
Start of the academic program:  6th July, 2020
End of the program:  24th July, 2020

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