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Institute of Regional Research
named after M.I. Dolishniy of the NAS of Ukraine
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Visegrad Fund

General Information

The International Visegrad Fund is a donor organization established in 2000 by the governments of the Visegrad Group countries – Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.

Visegrad Fund has several programs among which is Visegrad+ Grants.

Visegrad+ Grants aims to develop strategic cooperation and ensure active involvement of at least 3 V4 countries and 1 entity from the EaP region or the Western Balkans countries. In addition, such a program should be implemented in the EaP or WBs region, and/or have a strong impact on local communities in at least one of those countries.

To apply for Visegrad+ Grants, the project must address one of the objectives of the grant program from the seven focus areas eligible for funding.

  • Culture and Common Identity

    Projects creating or presenting common audiovisual, literary, and other contemporary art products to new audiences, reflecting on common historical and cultural heritage as well as cultural diversity by joint research and knowledge-sharing activities, establishing and fostering cooperation among municipalities, regions, and local groups through common cultural activities

  • Education and Capacity Building

    Projects strengthening professional networks of educational institutions and supporting mobility of students, researchers, and educators to share best practices as well as improving hard and soft skills through formal and non-formal educational methods

  • Innovation, R&D, Entrepreneurship

    Projects aiming to build up new business and cluster networks for SMEs, startups, and research institutions within and outside the V4, tackling economic challenges and improving the ecosystem for businesses and social enterprises, dealing with innovation, new technologies and scientific research on regional and cross-sectoral levels

  • Democratic Values and the Media

    Projects promoting active participation of citizens in democratic decision-making processes and fostering democratic debate, promoting transparency and the fight against corruption, improving media and information literacy, and increasing resilience towards biased reporting, disinformation, and propaganda

  • Public Policy and Institutional Partnership

    Projects connecting the expert communities to find joint solutions to common policy challenges, promoting active lobbying for policy change and good governance and connecting relevant stakeholders with decision-makers

  • Regional Development, Environment and Tourism

    Projects offering new solutions and activities to the fight against climate change and raising awareness of environmental protection within and outside the V4 region, aiming at sustainable tourism development on the local and regional levels by combining international expertise and shared know-how, finding and sharing innovative solutions in local and regional infrastructure development, urban planning, land revitalization and agriculture

  • Social Development

    Projects promoting an inclusive mindset in society and addressing protection and empowerment of minorities, improving intergenerational dialogue and the social care infrastructure to tackle common demographic and public health challenges, promoting a healthy and active lifestyle and reduction of addictive substance abuse.

There are three submission periods per year which opens 30 days before the deadline—February 1, June 1, October 1.

For more information visit Visegrad Fund website at

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