The International Visegrad Fund

vifuThe mission of the International Visegrad Fund is to promote development of closer cooperation among the Visegrad Group (V4) countries—the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia—and to strengthen the ties among people in the region. The Fund provides funding for common cultural, scientific, research and educational projects, youth exchanges, promotion of tourism and cross-border cooperation. Most of the grant recipients are non-governmental organizations, municipalities and local governments, universities, schools and other public institu­tions and also individual citizens. The Fund also awards individual scholarships and artist residencies. By the end of 2012 the Fund has supported more than 3,700 grant projects and awarded over 1,700 scholarships and artist residencies in total worth of nearly €47 million.

 Alfred Nobel University won grant of the International Visegrad Fund!

TRANSFORMATION AND EDUCATIONAL PROCESSES IN THE VISEGRAD GROUP COUNTRIES

The aim of the project is to create an elective course. The course will intend to look broadly at the issues and challenges faced by the CEE region during transition from a planned to a free-market economy with a particular emphasis on the Visegrad group. The course tackle broad political and economic issues connected with Visegrad functioning and cooperation. It will give an overview of the EU-accession, as well as challenges and opportunities arising from membership.

Objectives:

  • the practice of international cooperation and conflict
  • the maintenance of international peace and security
  • the management of international economic relations
  • the promotion of international environmental standards
  • related matters of concern to international society.

Lecturers:

  • Vladimir Momot, Warsaw High School of Economics (Warszawska Wyższa Szkoła Ekonomiczna im. Edwarda Wiszniewskiego) (Poland)
  • Juraj Marušiak, Institute of Political Science, Slovak Academy of Sciences (Slovak Republic)
  • Michal Mejstrik Institute of Economic Studies Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic).
  • Leonid Raneta, Ekonomická univerzita v Bratislave (Slovak Republic).
  • Alica Magdich,  Alfred Nobel University(Ukraine).

The International Visegrad Fund