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Call for papers

The Department of Political Science at the Corvinus University of Budapest (CUB) and the Mathias Corvinus Collegium cordially invites researchers and experts of ECE politics to participate in the 3rd “Understanding East Central European Politics” conference.

The conference will be held at CUB in Budapest on 22 May. We generally aim at giving the participants the opportunity to present and discuss their latest research findings on the contemporary political issues of ECE. This year, however, we give priority to applicants, who interpret the developments of the past 30 years in our region. The anniversary of the fall of communism can be commemorated by analysing various trends in recent political history or assessing the outcome of post-communist changes.

The keynote lecture (entitled: ‘From Skanzen to Laboratory’) will be delivered by Professor Vít Hloušek (Masaryk University).

Papers are welcome in the following topics


  • Institutional Changes in ECE Countries
  • Parties and Party Systems of ECE Countries
  • Elections and Electoral Politics in ECE
  • Political Regimes and Power Relations in ECE
  • Governance, Public Policies, and Public Administration in ECE
  • Local Politics and Self-governance in ECE Countries
  • Political Mobilization, Campaigns, and Civil Society in ECE countries
  • Politics and Media in ECE Countries
  • Sovereignty, National Security and EU Relations
  • Cooperation among the ECE Countries


Papers will be selected for presentations which will take place in thematic panels. Applications for organising and chairing the panels are open for you. The best papers – chosen by an international advisory board – will be published electronically in Political Science Online, an electronic journal edited by the Department of Political Science at CUB.

The participation fee is EUR 100. Young experts, under the age of 30, can participate for a reduced fee of EUR 65. The fee covers lunch, coffee break catering and a farewell dinner during the conference day.

Applicants are invited to submit their abstracts before 15 March, 2020. Deadlines for the payment of the participation fee and paper submission are 15 April and 30 April, 2020, respectively.

Other important dates:

Acceptance notification:                                        30 March, 2020

Confirmation of participation fee payment:           30 April, 2020

Announcement of the finalized programme:         10 May, 2020

Publication notification:                                         30 June, 2020

Publication of distinguished papers:                      October, 2020


Abstracts, papers, and inquiries are expected to be sent to uecep(at)uni-corvinus(dot)hu

The planned schedule

22 May 2020 (Friday)

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.             Registration

8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.             Opening, welcome address and keynote lecture

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.           Coffee break

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.         1st session (parallel panels)

11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.         Coffee break

11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.           2nd session (parallel panels)

1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.             Lunch break

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.             3rd session (parallel panels)

4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.             Coffee break

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.             4th session (parallel panels)

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.             Farewell dinner (Faculty Club, CUB)

Practical Information


The airport shuttle may be the most comfortable choice but a taxi or public transportation is also convenient. Bus line 100E offers passenger service between Liszt Ferenc International Airport and the city centre. Corvinus University can be easily reached from the ‘Kálvin tér’ stop (following Corvin negyed). Only the 900 HUF Airport shuttle bus single ticket is accepted available at vending machines.

How to get to Corvinus


Marked: Accommodation options, stops (including Railway stations and the Airport), Corvinus University Building C (New Build.) and various attractions.

From the hotels offered you can take either tram 47 or 49 to Fővám tér or tram 4 or 6 then tram 2 to Zsil utca. From Fővám tér you can walk through the Central Market Hall which was awarded FIABCI Prix d’Excellence and Best Market in Europe (CNN Travel Europe, 2013). The Corvinus New Building is behind the market (7-storey-window building). You can buy public transport tickets at the Metro stations (both Kálvin tér or Corvin negyed). Walking from Kálvin tér to the university is a 10 minutes’ walk. All the Routes can be followed in the digital map.

The pricing system for all public transport vehicles is uniform. You are required to buy your tickets prior to travelling at Customer Service Points (BKK) or at ticket vending machines. A Single ticket costs HUF 350. Getting your ticket onboard the bus (available only on buses) an additional 100 HUF cost is charged (total HUF 450).

Daily tickets and special passes are also available fitting as requested.



Single room rate/per night

Breakfast and taxes included


4* Hotels




31 Nagytemplom u.
Budapest (8th District)

Boody House



10 Bródy Sándor utca
Budapest (8th District)

Lifestyle Hotel



4 Hőgyes Endre utca Budapest (9th District)

3* Hotels

Inn Side Hotel Kalvin House



6 Gönczy Pál utca
Budapest (9th District)

Residence Baron



4 Só utca
Budapest (5th District)


Corvin Center Suites



34-36 Futó utca H- Budapest (8th District)



As a place for several major attractions in Europe – the largest thermal water system in the world, the first Underground Railroad on the continent, the third largest Parliament building in the world and the largest Synagogue in Europe – Budapest has no shortage of things to see. The Buda Castle (World Heritage), Basilica of St Stephen, House of Terror, Heroes’ Square, our bridges and boat tours are strongly suggested. (The Hungarian National Museum is very close to Kálvin tér; the Museum Garden is being renewed but throughout the renovation works the exhibitions of the Museum will remain open according to the usual opening hours.) (Hungarian National Museum)


Corvinus Contacts

Jozsef Duro: jozsef.duro(at)uni-corvinus(dot)hu

Eva Vanyi: eva.vanyi(at)uni-corvinus(dot)hu

Last modified: 2020.03.02.