Entrepreneurship and Creativity for All

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Get started with your start-up idea and learn more about the creative processes together with the importance of healthy lifestyle and work-life balance.

Get outstanding theoretical and practical experience in this 3-week intensive programme from August 22, 2022 until September 9, 2022, which consists of classroom lectures, field trips and practical exercise.

You will have the opportunity to better understand the creative processes of building on your own business idea and to learn more about how much is the healthy lifestyle important. Moreover, you will be able to discuss your ideas with our international experts. The programme is designed to be interactive and is divided into three areas – healthy lifestyle, creativity and business part.

Over the course, many field trips and other activities will be organized, e.g. hiking to Beskydy mountains, planetarium visit, visit of couple of start-up companies in the region and much more!

Who is it for?

The international students as well as University of Ostrava’s students are welcome to apply now using this link. The deadline for applications is May 31, 2022.

The language of instruction is English.

Check out the brochure and additional information below.

More information about the summer school team and the programme:

The detailed programme will be added during spring.

Part 1: Healthy Lifestyle

The importance of a balanced lifestyle will be discussed throughout the first week. You will start with the excursion to the Human Motion Diagnostic Centre where you will be given the Polar bands to monitor your physical achievements for the week, the series of lectures on the Theory of Health, the Influence of the Environment on Health and others will be followed by exciting sport activities, e.g. team games, hiking to Beskydy mountains, Nordic walking and wakeboarding.

Do not worry if you are not an active sportsman/sportswoman, the whole idea is to try and learn something new and to enjoy yourself, the experienced team will provide instructions, guidance and support in all the activities.

Department of Human Movement Studies

An excellent department which provides courses in Physical Education and Sport, Recreology and Human Movement Sciences will lead the first week of the summer school. The Department works closely with the Human Motion Diagnostic Centre, which acts as a platform for kinanthropological research. They have young and motivated staff, several of them are involved in researching the physical activity/inactivity of the population in the Ostrava region. Members of the Department also participate in grant-funded research projects coordinated by colleagues from other departments at the University of Ostrava and other Czech universities. They have also close research and teaching links with universities and other institutions both in Europe (Slovakia, Poland, Spain, UK) and in the USA.

Part 2: Creativity

There will be 25 hours of workshop consisting of a topic introduction, interactively facilitating the main concepts related to the respective creativity topic, followed by activities, quizzes and discussions. There will be a reading list, a proposal for TED talks and mini projects to be done in small teams. Let’s get creative together!

Dr. Mariana Nicolae

A professor Emerita of English and business communication with the Bucharest University of Economic Studies (BUES) looks forward to showing you all aspects of the creative process. Her background is impressive as well as her wonderful and open-minded personality. Between 2011-2017 she was the head of the Department of Modern Languages and Business Communication and the director of the Master in International Business Communication programme delivered in English. She holds a university degree in English Literature and Linguistics from the University of Bucharest, Romania, a PhD in Education from the same university, and a doctoral degree in Economics with a focus on leadership in higher education from BUES.

Besides occasional teaching, research, academic and project management, she is still involved in institutional building, coaching and mentoring, networking with people and organizations, publishing, travelling both in-country and abroad to attend conferences and seminars.

Part 3: Start-up: How to Design Your Own Creative Business

The aim of this part is to teach students how to design and develop their own start-up to promote self-employment. Creative thinking and business-oriented philosophical approaches will be mixed to deliver a highly innovative learning experience. Some of the topics are The Role of Entrepreneur in Modern Society and How to Develop a Winning Business Model, From Ideas to Reality. Entrepreneurship has never been so fun before!

Fabio Papa, Ph.D.

The leading figure of the third week will be Fabio Papa, a professor of Economics at University of Macerata in Italy, visiting lecturer at University of Siauliai in Lithuania, scientific coordinator at 24Ore Business School in several Master programmes in Milan and Rome, as well as Director of IAER – Institute of Applied Economic Research in Milan, where he leads a team of 15 industrial researchers. His experience and enthusiastic approach will help you to truly understand how to turn your ideas into reality and how to succeed in the business sphere.

Contact Information

Centre for International Cooperation

Our coordinators from the Centre for International Cooperation are ready to answer your questions and help you with the application.

More information about the country, city and university:

Czech Republic

Czech Republic, also known as Czechia, is a landlocked country in the Central Europe. According to the Global Peace Index, it is the 6th safest country in the world. The capital city is Prague and the currency is the Czech crown (CZK). The population is over 10,000,000 people. Culturally, the Czech Republic has a rich history in music, literature, visual arts and decorating glass and crystal.


Ostrava is the third largest city in the Czech Republic. It is in the middle of everything just hours from Prague, Berlin, Krakow, Budapest, Vienna and Warsaw. Ostrava is a developing and vibrant city taking special care to cultivate public greenery. Its industrial heritage makes for a dramatic backdrop in which to study. It is an ideal destination for sightseeing. Nearby, there are two mountain ranges, Beskydy and Jeseníky mountains, which provide beautiful views of the landscapes and are perfect for hiking and skiing.

The University of Ostrava

The University of Ostrava is a dynamic research institution which offers a high quality level of education and research in the humanities, social and natural sciences, health studies, medicine and fine arts.

COVID-19 Information

This section will be updated according to the current situation. Here are the latest Covid-19 related news. All the anti-covid measures specific to this event will be listed here to ensure that all the participants know what to except.

At the moment, the situation in the Czech Republic is very favourable and most of the measures have been eased.

Entrepreneurship and Creativity for All
Entrepreneurship and Creativity for All
Entrepreneurship and Creativity for All

Updated: 28. 06. 2022