The primary goal of the Knowledge Centre is talent management. This matter concerns me as much as it did my father, who said that Hungary was home to many talents. During its ten years of existence, AJKC has introduced a variety of events targeting Hungarian students enrolled in higher education, as well as domestic and international professional audiences.
Our main objectives, in line with the Antall philosophy, are talent management and providing students and young professionals with wide-ranging practical knowledge through various events. Having ten years of experience in the field, the Knowledge Centre aims to become a regionally relevant think tank that is “unavoidable” when it comes to certain issues such as the Visegrad Cooperation, the future global role of the US, China, and Russia, security policy, sustainable development, as well as technological and social innovation.
Our institution is structured into three international offices—dealing with the EU-V4 region, the USA, and Asia and Africa—two thematic offices focusing on security policy and sustainable development, two regional offices in Pécs and Győr, as well as the Brussels Office, all of which are working toward strengthening institutional relations both at the national and international level, as well as boosting professional cooperation.
The Knowledge Centre’s publishing office releases works on political and social sciences in Hungarian, thereby conveying the messages of the greatest thinkers and public figures of the world. Reacting to events of political, social, and economic significance, the professional publication series of AJKC is made up of works incorporating the latest results of international relations and geopolitics, economics, and psychology. Our activities also involve publishing university textbooks and study collections by our research colleagues.
Péter Antall, Director
In the spring of 2009, the József Antall Building of the European Parliament in Brussels was inaugurated. It was at the conference organised on this occasion that I announced the establishment of the Antall József Knowledge Centre (AJKC). At that time, I did not anticipate that in five or six years we would achieve the kind of results you are going to read about on this website, neither did I foresee that we would inaugurate the bust of my husband in the building bearing his name and open the Knowledge Centre’s Brussels Office.
Special acknowledgement and thanks are due to the International Board of Senior Advisors, through which we can welcome prominent European politicians, my husband’s former colleagues and friends. I am deeply moved by the selfless work of the Knowledge Centre’s colleagues and hereby I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to them.
Mrs Klára Antall