Advocacy, Communication, Free Expression, Governance, Journalism, Media, Public policy, Technology


   Organized by the Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS) at the Central European University (CEU)

Course date

26 June - 7 July, 2017
31 March, 2017
The application deadline has expired. Late applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Experiences of past course participants

2016 course participants said:
"A good job was done making the course accessible for people from a variety of non-academic and academic backgrounds."

"It would have been great to have spent a few more days with everyone; it was such a positive experience!"

"The course offered variety of important topics from different scientific and theoretical perspectives. It provided an interesting and variable overview of the violent extremism online."

"It was useful to get an opportunity to hear from and talk to people who are actively researching in the area as well as having the opportunity to discuss with other participants the different approaches and hurdles faced in their work environment."

"Great mix of attendees, speakers. Group activities, especially, were very helpful."

"A lot of new information and inspirations for my future work, not only from lecturers but also from other participants."

2015 course participants said:
"Research in academic settings does not necessarily serve policy advocacy purposes, but has to be reframed and reworked to make its outcome useful for the wider society. The course has offered insights and useful paths in how to bridge academic research and policy advocacy."
"The atmosphere of the course was great. I will miss teachers, participants, Budapest, and CEU."
"I'm mostly familiar with the topics that have been discussed in the course, which has made it less  "advanced" on the substantial side. However, the lenses through which the subjects were presented were ... new and interesting."
"The course was very inspiring and useful, all in all."