Central Europe Connect (CEC) is a joint educational project of three economic universities, namely WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), SGH (Warsaw School of Economics) and EUBA (University of Economics in Bratislava). Within this unique certified program, 20 selected students from each university attend lectures and discussions on the topics of economic development of the countries of the Central European region. Program participants also learn about the challenges that multinational companies face when doing business in the Central European region.
The 4th edition of the CEC program was officially launched with block teaching on 12 October 2020, with the course "Marketing resources and consumer behavior in Central Europe", which was provided by Warsaw School of Economics. Subsequently, the course "Structural Dynamics in Central European Economies" was officially launched under the professional supervision of EUBA on 9 November 2020, with a welcome speech delivered by Boris Mattoš, the Vice-Rector for International Relations of EUBA. During the week of block teaching, students completed a series of lectures and discussions, as well as an excursion to Kia Motors Slovakia. Due to the current epidemiological situation, this time it took place virtually. The students learned interesting facts about the company and had an inspiring discussion. We tried to at least partially compensate the foreign students for the absence of a visit to Bratislava, and thanks to the cooperation of the Bratislava Tourist Board they were able to attend the "Virtual tour of Bratislava".
The program continued on 30 November 2020 with the third block of teaching - the subject "Strategies and Management for Central Europe", which was organizationally and professionally provided by the Vienna University of Economics and Business. The Central Europe Connect program was officially concluded with an online closing ceremony on 5 December 2020.
Overall 52 students participated in Central Europe Connect program this semester. We would like to thank our partners, colleagues and students for their participation and support in the Autumn edition of the Central Europe Connect program.