The last session of the V4 in Europe initiative, gathering the participants from Visegrad countries for the meeting in Warsaw. The aim is to discuss the results of the lessons in high schools in Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, compare the experience and attitudes of youth. As the final product, the participants will combine their reflections on the most effective methods in the open source lesson scenarios, that will be published online.
The EAD and VSPS organize the conference "The Role of EU and NATO in providing peace and security in Europe" as an integral part of the V4 in Europe and Academy of Young Diplomats programs. It will gather 200 AYD students from around 40 countries, as well as 100 students from the Jagiellonian University. The event will focus on increasing understanding among students and young professionals of the importance of these two international organizations for the continuous development of the continent in general and Central Europe in particular. The conference will host a number of key EU and NATO experts as well as representatives of both organizations. The conference will be held in partnership with the Jagiellonian University, NATO, International Visegrad Fund, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in Poland and Council of Europe.
The 17 participants of the V4 in Europe program met in Warsaw on 12 - 14 November 2017 for their first workshop session. During 3 days of intense courses they discussed the main challenges faced by the European Union today and the role of the Visgerad countries in the future development of the block. [...]
First workshop session of the V4 in Europe initiative. After attending the World Forum for Democracy, participant from Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia will meet in Warsaw to discuss the most pressing challenges faced by the European Union. They will meet with experts, politicians and diplomats to debate the opportunities of Visegrad cooperation, role of V4 in the broader context of European integration and possible scenarios for the future.
Is Populism a Problem ? The 2017 World Forum for Democracy will focus on the role of political parties and media in the context of rising populism. A growing disconnect between citizens and political elites and dramatic changes in the media ecosystem are a challenge for democracy as we know it. New political and media actors and practices are emerging, offering opportunities for direct, unmediated engagement of the public, unbound by ethical or institutional safeguards. How can pluralism, freedom of expression, and fair and evidence-based public debate be safeguarded in these new conditions? How to nourish political culture which embraces a long-term perspective and resists the excesses of populism?
On 5 - 9 June, the Visegrad School of Political Studies hosted participants from the Visegrad countries and Russia during the June session of the VSPS Meets Russia initiative. The program, titled “Empowering Civil Society” is created for representatives of NGOs and civic activists. By sharing experience, analyzing common challenges and issues, as well [...]
The Town Hall Meeting in Skopje on April 4th, organized in cooperation with the Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis”, presented the key issues hindering Macedonians’ citizens successful fight against corruption. The first panel chaired by Senior Researcher at the Center for Research at the Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis” highlighted the points of view of citizens [...]
After June’s workshops in Belgrade, 25 participants from Western Balkans (Serbia) and Visegrad group are coming in July with A study visit to Warsaw (Poland). On 12th and 13th of July, the group will meet representatives of public administration, busisenss associations and non-governmental organizations working in anti-corruption and fostering transparency fields. The delegation will have opportunity [...]
VSPS Western Balkans Anti-corruption Forum first session has just started in Belgrade. Organized by the Visegrad School of Political Studies, a joint project of the EAD and the Council of Europe, in cooperation with the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence, the session gathers participants and experts from all over the Western Balkans and Visegrad, who discuss ways [...]
The 2016 edition of the Visegrad School of Political Studies Meets Russia is titled “Empowering Civil Society” and aims at supporting civil society, combating stereotypes and strengthening ties between young social and political leaders from Europe and Russia. Thanks to generous support from the Council of Europe and the Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding, the program is a full [...]