The International Visegrad Fund is an inter­na­tional orga­ni­za­tion based in Bratislava founded by the gov­ern­ments of the Visegrad Group (V4) countries—the Czech Republic, Hungary, the Republic of Poland, and the Slovak Republic—in Štiřín, Czech Republic, on June 9, 2000. The pur­pose of the Fund is to facil­i­tate and pro­mote the devel­op­ment of closer coop­er­a­tion among cit­i­zens and insti­tu­tions in the region as well as between the V4 region and other coun­tries, espe­cially the Western Balkans and coun­tries of the Eastern Partnership. The Fund does so through grant sup­port of com­mon cul­tural, sci­en­tific and edu­ca­tional projects, youth exchanges, cross-border projects and tourism pro­mo­tion, and through indi­vid­ual mobil­ity pro­grams (schol­ar­ships, residencies).

Past Projects

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This research project, involving researchers from the Visegrad countries, aims to analyse, compare, and find complementarities of the V4 countries’ polices towards four emerging powers: China, India, Brazil and South Africa.
CEPI has engaged leading local think-tanks from Belgrade and Pristina in a one-year research to contribute to long-term normalisation of Serbia-Kosovo relations.
The Reality Check project helps satisfy the demand for a more effective Western policy towards the EU’s Eastern Partnership countries.
The project aims at identifying possibilities for regional collaboration in the areas of defence capabilities enabling the V4 countries to deploy forces and cyber-defence.
The aims of the project are to analyse the new European strategy and recommend ways of its implementation; to draw possible new crisis scenarios and to elaborate an updated and usable terminology.
The V4 experience and know-how is valuable for Moldova, but activities should be coordinated. The project will analyse national priorities, outline areas of possible cooperation and draft recommendations.
The "Defence Austerity in the Visegrad Region" project put together 12 experts to elaborate a comprehensive report on possibilities for V4 defence collaboration.