International Visegrad Fund

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2010 - Now

The International Visegrad Fund is an international organisation 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).

BIRN Kosovo

Since BIRN Kosovo sees it vital to deal with sustainable development issues in Kosovo the project “Sustainable economy and environment for sustainable development in Kosovo” supported by International Visegrad Fund will serve as a valuable tool to identify economic problems in Kosovo.

Moreover, the foreign partners of this project will offer their important insights on the economic and environmental aspects of their countries, as key features of the Visegrad alliance. These will serve as comparison points to the situation in Kosovo, a country vying for EU accession, for the purposes of televised reports to be produced.