Budapest, Dec. 8, 2014 – Ford Foundation has awarded Central European University (CEU) a $350,000 grant to further expand the University's work on promoting access, rights, and justice for Europe's most marginalized community, the Roma. CEU's Roma programs include the CEU Roma Access Programs (RAP), initiated with Ford Foundation funding in 2004, and a new University-wide initiative for Roma advancement and inclusion.
Budapest, Dec. 3, 2014 – Central European University has announced that it will begin construction on the redevelopment of its campus in January 2015. The redevelopment project has been designed by award-winning, Dublin-based architectural firm O'Donnell & Tuomey in tandem with Hungarian partner M-Teampannon. The project involves renovation and new construction of approximately 35,000 square meters at the downtown campus.
Budapest, Oct. 7, 2014 – Findings from a report released today by Central European University's Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS) indicate that the personal data of millions of Europeans have been compromised with 89 percent of the breaches the fault of corporations, rather than governments or other kinds of organizations.
Budapest, June 10, 2014 –European Commissioner of International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response Kristalina Georgieva has been named the 2014 CEU Open Society Prize winner. The CEU Open Society Prize is awarded to an outstanding individual whose achievements have contributed substantially to the creation of an open society. Sir Karl Popper received the first prize in 1994, followed by Vaclav Havel, Arpad Goncz, Ricardo Lagos, Carla Del Ponte, Kofi Annan, Javier Solana, Richard C. Holbrooke and others.
Researchers in CEU's Center for Policy Studies (CPS) are participating in a large-scale project that aims to strengthen counter-trafficking efforts in Europe by addressing two deficiencies in current discourse: lack of in-depth knowledge of new forms of child-trafficking and lack of involvement of the Roma community (a group at high risk of child trafficking). The project, funded by the EU Commission, will focus on three new forms of trafficking: child begging, labor exploitation for pick-pocketing, and sexual exploitation of boys.
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First Central and Eastern European Institution to Secure Three-Year Grant