The Visegrad Youth Forum is a unique project with a long-standing tradition. The aim of this event is to create a platform for mutual networking, innovative education and to increase the level of interest of young adults in current events and the future of the Visegrad Group.
The project consists of a number of phases, the culmination of which is a three-day conference in Banska Bystrica, in the heart of Slovakia, which is the only V4 country to share its border with the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary.
The main goal of the conference is the active expert discussion about current issues facing the Visegrad Group, as well as critical alliances for the region. The annual goal of the Euro-Atlantic Center is to increase the quality of the event – this is due to the fact that one of the components of the VYF is a simulation of a meeting between the leaders of all V4 countries as well as a the creation of a document from the participants, which will serve as a recommendation for the leading politicians in the V4 region.
The conference is attended by political experts, state representatives, as well as representatives of the academic, 3rd sector sector and private spheres, who answer the students’ questions during panel discussion while also participating in workshops and simulations.
By way of this project, the Euro-Atlantic Center attempts to create a specific platform for supporting an open and informal discussion between young generations. This creates space for the exchange of ideas, information and experience, which will strongly support the idea of Visegrad cooperation both within and outside of this community.