The International Visegrad Fund is launching the second call for applications for Visegrad, Visegrad+ and Strategic Grants in 2020.
With grants, we seek to advance innovative ideas that address shared challenges by high quality regional cooperation projects. Whether you are pursuing arts, work with vulnerable groups or focus on innovative entrepreneurship, we believe regional cooperation can bring positive change to your field or community.
Next to our regular support areas, we welcome new collaborations, innovative ideas and solutions in a need of project development, exchange of experience and know-how or a need for specific capacity building for tackling the consequences of Covid-19 pandemic from representatives of civic sector, SMEs, higher education and research organizations, NGOs, public health organizations and public bodies in the Visegrad region, Eastern Partnership and Western Balkans countries.
Due to the extraordinary circumstances in the context of the public safety measures vis-à-vis the Covid-19 pandemic, we encourage applicants to plan their projects accordingly with their project partners and to postpone public events and hold meetings digitally, if possible. You can submit your project proposals via My Visegrad.
What We Support?
We provide funding to a diverse range of activities in all areas of life. From small cross-border projects that strive to improve mutual understanding in the border areas to multilateral initiatives with potential to benefit people across the whole region.
Culture & Common Identity
We support projects that strengthen regional and European identity through common cultural initiatives in Visegrad region.
Education & Capacity Building
We support projects that raise the Central and Eastern Europe region´s competitiveness through improved skills of citizens.
Innovation, R&D, Entrepreneurship
We support projects that improve the environment for innovation and joint R&D projects and advancement of regional cohesion in economic development.
Democratic Values & Media
We support projects that advance democratic values, support human rights and minorities, contribute to development of civil society, strengthen media freedom and access to information.
Public Policy & Institutional Partnership
We support projects that contribute to good governance and improve the effectiveness of public policymaking in the regional context.
Regional Development, Environment, Tourism
We support projects that advance strategies for environmentally sustainable regional development and tourism.
We support projects that strengthen an inclusive society and solidarity in the region.
The application deadline is June 1, at 12.00 PM (noon) CEST.