Antall József Knowledge Centre, Budapest

AJTKAntall József Knowledge Centre is an organization independent of parties, ideologies and current politics. Its primary objectives are to foster the József Antall tradition and promote the spread of knowledge.

The Antall József Knowledge Centre (AJKC) came into being in the form of a foundation in cooperation with the Corvinus University of Budapest. In 2009, Mrs. József Antall announced the establishment of the organization during the opening ceremony of the József Antall Building in Brussels. The institution is named after Dr József Antall (1932–1993), the first freely elected Prime Minister of Hungary, who served from 1990 to 1993.

The Knowledge Centre’s main mission is to launch programs which, beyond the theoretical education provided by universities, equip students with wide-ranging practical knowledge via conferences, lecture series, trainings and roundtable conversations. The profile of the Knowledge Centre is also characterized by research activities and publications in the field of political and social sciences.