Central European Summer School

Central European Summer School is an international summer school dedicated to integral leadership according to st. John Paul II. It is open to students, graduate students, young postdoctoral researchers, young professionals, and other leaders. It is particularly aimed at those from or interested in East and Central Europe. 

Integral leadership

Integral leadership is about who we are as persons. Integral leaders practice virtues, widen participation, and realize their vocations. In other words, they are capable of building strong relations with themselves, with other people, and with higher, moral order.


July 2020, 8 days

During the first four nights, participants will stay in the picturesque Villa Tadeusz. The guest house is located between the village of Lanckorona and the sanctuary at Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, both of which are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.


Dr. Michał Łuczewski

Director of Programmes at the Centre for the ought of John Paul II (Warsaw), Assistant Professor (Institute of Sociology, University of Warsaw) and Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Social Studies (Warsaw), Columbia University (NY, Fulbright) and the Institute for Human Sciences (Vienna), an editor of an antidisciplinary journal Stan Rzeczy/State of things and an editor of 44/Forty and four. An Apocalyptic Magazine. He is an author of award-winning Eternal Nation. Pole and Catholic in the village of Żmiąca as well as Solidarity Step by Step.

Rev. Dr Oleh Kindiy

Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy and Theology of Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) and Associate Professor of patristic theology at UCU. He gained his PhD in Historical theology in the Catholic University of America (CUA), Washington, DC in 2007. His main research interests are: Late Antiquity, Patristics and Medieval Studies, Byzantine Studies, Ukrainian Studies, Religious Education, Ecumenism, Translation of Historical, Theological and Philosophical Literature, Catholic Social Doctrine.

Dr. Martin Luteran

M.Jur., M.Phil., D.Phil. – founding rector of the Collegium of Anton Neuwirth (Bratislava) and a scholar of the John Jay Institute (Philadelphia), with expertise in moral and legal philosophy and particularly the idea of proportionality in human rights law. He also founded the Ladislav Hanus Fellowship, an academic fraternity of students and young professionals. He received his master’s degree in law at Comenius University (Bratislava) and his second master’s in law and doctoral degree in law at Oxford University.

Teresa Mazan

Deputy Director of the Institute of Family Studies, fellow at the Centre for the Thought of John Paul II, and lecturer at the Faculty of Family Studies of the Cardinal Wyszyński University in Warsaw. A specialist on youth education, family counselling and religious formation, she has twenty years of experience in programme design and implementation. As an author of manifold educational programmes she combines the practice of building relations that draws on John Paul II’s theory of participation.