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 managing talent and providing students and young professionals with wide-ranging practical knowledge through various events.
The Knowledge Centre is a foreign policy think tank researching topics such as the Visegrad Cooperation, the future global role of the EU, the US, China, issues of the Middle East and Far East, security policy, as well as technological and social innovation.
The whole of AJKC works toward strengthening institutional relations both at the national and international level, developing scholarship and internship programmes, and boosting professional cooperation via international conferences, workshops, and event series. Our institution’s main office is located in Budapest, operating with two international departments—focusing on European and global relations, respectively— and a thematic department—covering areas such as talent management and innovation. In addition, AJKC has a regional office Győr and an office in Brussels, which was established in 2015 to represent the Antall philosophy in the heart of the European Union and promote the values that he stood for at an international level.
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, Chairman of the Foundation Board
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