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Basic Facts

The 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 2014, the fund has sup­ported more than 4,500 grant projects and awarded over 1,800 schol­ar­ships and artist res­i­den­cies in total worth exceed­ing €61 million.

Establishment:

June 9, 2000, Štiřín (CZ)

Member States (Countries of the Visegrad Group):

The Czech Republic, Hungary, the Republic of Poland, and the Slovak Republic

Governing Bodies:

Council of Ambassadors
Conference of Ministers of Foreign Affairs

Executive Body:

Executive Director (Karla Wursterová)
Deputy Executive Director (György Varga)

Administrative Body:

Secretariat

Seat:

Bratislava, Slovakia

Annual Budget:

€8,000,000 as of 2014 (equal con­tri­bu­tions of the Visegrad Group countries)

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