International Visegrad Fund
Basic Facts about International Visegrad Fund
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 2013, the fund has supported nearly 3,800 grant projects and awarded over 1,700 scholarships and artist residencies in total worth of nearly €54 million.
June 9, 2000, Štiřín (CZ)
Member States (Countries of the Visegrad Group):
The Czech Republic, Hungary, the Republic of Poland, and the Slovak Republic
€8,000,000 as of 2014 (equal contributions of the Visegrad Group countries)