Visegrad School of Political Studies Meets Russia aims at supporting civil society, combating stereotypes and strengthening ties between young social and political leaders from the Visegrad Group and Russia. Thanks to generous support from the Council of Europe and the Department of Public and Cultural Democracy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, the program was a full-scholarship initiative, with all costs including travel covered. The sessions were organized by the European Academy of Diplomacy in cooperation with our Russian partner. The program focused on Eastern European experiences in the formation of institutions of civil society, the development of civil society and fostering participatory democracy, as well as social and cultural initiatives as a mechanism towards cooperation and public diplomacy.
The program was a scholarship initiative covering all costs except for visas. Sessions were held in Warsaw.