Project Description

The V4 meets EaP initiative is an extension of the current Visegrad School of Political Studies that aims to promote the collective and individual V4 democratic transition experience to young political, social and governmental leaders from Eastern Partnership countries. The V4 meets EaP has brought together more than 120 participants over 2 years from the EaP and V4 to undertake workshops that highlight EU integration, civil society development, and the general transitional experience.

Two editions of the program, held in June and September 2014 gathered over 50 participants from V4 and Eastern Partnership countries who met with Ambassador Prof. Dr. István Gyarmati, President of the International Centre for Democratic Transition (ICDT); Dr. Katarzyna Pisarska, director of the European Academy of Diplomacy; Dir. Jan Pastwa from the National School of Public Administration; and H.E. Michael Georg Link, Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights. They took part in discussions focused on the use of social media, twinning and institution building tool, lobbying, fighting corruption & political transparency and citizen diplomacy & civil society.

The 2014 edition of the program was co-financed by the International Visegrad Fund and the The Department of Public and Cultural Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland within the frames of the project “Public Diplomacy Cooperation 2014″.