Presenting: This year’s commercial and institutional partners

We would like to thank our commercial and institutional partners. DRU Tyčinky, Lunter, TATRATEA, Urpiner, Zvolenský, Faculty of Political Science and International Relations UMB, SNP Museum and Rotary Club Banska Bystrica.

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Presenting: Supporters of this year’s VYF

We are honored to announce that this year’s edition of the Visegrad Youth Forum is supported by NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division, International Visegrad Fund, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, the city of Banská Bystrica and the Banská Bystrica Self-Governing Region.

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Fourth VYF 2018 side event – Warsaw

The fourth and final event of the side events held in each respective V4 capital was held in Warsaw, Poland on November 23, 2018. The event was organized in cooperation with our partner organization SKN Spraw Zagranicznych SGH.

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Third VYF 2018 side event – Prague

The third event of the events held in each respective V4 capital was named “Development of Czech diplomacy” and held in Prague, the Czech Republic on November 15, 2018. The vent was organized in cooperation with our partner organization Junior Diplomat Initiative.

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Second VYF 2018 side event – Budapest

The second event of the historically first circle of events held in each respective V4 capital was “Dynamic Visegrad for Europe: The priorities of the SK V4 PRES” and held in Budapest, Hungary on November 8, 2018. The event was organized with our partner organization Corvinus Society for Foreign Affairs and Culture.

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First VYF 2018 side event – Bratislava

November 23, 2018 marked the end of the historically first circle of events held in each respective V4 capital city as part of the Visegrad Youth Forum project. We are very proud of this format and would like to express our gratitude to all our partners. Let us evaluate this process and look how and where it all began.

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The first event of the Visegrad Youth Forum 2018 prior to the final VYF conference titled “Slovakia behind the Iron Curtain and today” took place at the University of Economics in Bratislava on October 18, 2018.

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Press release: Banská Bystrica to welcome young academics from V4 countries for the seventh time

Banská Bystrica will become the venue of the Visegrad Youth Forum (VYF) for the seventh time in total. VYF 2018 will take place from December 5 until December 7, uniting young academics, students and experts from the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia in various discussions and debates. For the very first time in the history of the project, the final conference was preceded by events in each respective capital city of the Visegrad Group, organized in cooperation with the project’s partner organizations.

Aside from an intensive, two-part workshop, the program of this year’s edition of the Visegrad Youth Forum will be highlighted by a panel discussion on the topic of the current political climate in the Visegrad region and prognoses of its future development, taking into account the membership of V4 states in Euro-Atlantic structures. Speaking at the event will be experts from both the governmental and non-governmental spheres from Visegrad countries.

VYF 2018 will be capped off by a North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit simulation titled “Is PESCO the future of European defence?”, during which the participants will be put into positions of state officials aiming to reach a consensus on the issue of strengthening and improving European defence. The simulation will take place in the Center of Crisis Management (CEKR) at the Faculty of Political Science and International Relations of the Matej Bel University.

The program of VYF 2018 will also include a cultural evening held at the Museum of the Slovak National Uprising, during which the participants will have the unique opportunity to learn more about the traditions and culture of each respective V4 country, while emphasizing their uniqueness and diversity. The cultural evening will culminate with a dinner at a traditional Slovak restaurant.

The Visegrad Youth Forum is a project organized by the Euro-Atlantic Center in cooperation with the Faculty of Political Science and International Relations of the Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica. The seventh edition of the Visegrad Youth Forum is financially supported by the International Visegrad Fund, NATO – Public Diplomacy Division, the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, the city of Banská Bystrica, the Banská Bystrica Self-Governing Region and the Rotary Club Banská Bystrica.

Download the Visegrad Youth Forum 2018 press release (.pdf)

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Visegrad Youth Forum 2018 in Banska Bystrica

The Visegrad Youth Forum (VYF) is a unique project with a long-standing tradition. It is an international conference fully organised by students, members of the Euro-Atlantic Center. The participants of the conference are students and young scholars from the Visegrad region. The main goal of the project is to provide a platform for young people and future leaders from V4 countries to help them improve both their theoretical and practical knowledge about different aspects of regional and intraregional cooperation in various fields.

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From the perspective of the V4 and Slovakia, 2018 is a year of significant anniversaries
and events. In July, Slovakia took over the rotating presidency of the Visegrad Group, creating space for a more thorough presentation and discussion about the presidency’s priorities not only among the academic community, but the general public as well. Furthermore, the most notable anniversaries include the recent 100th anniversary of the establishment of the First Czechoslovak Republic and the 25th anniversary of the independent Slovak Republic. Both anniversaries will be among the main topics discussed during VYF 2018.

To read more details regarding the event, click HERE

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VYF 2018 – Event in Warsaw

We would like to cordially invite you to the event promoting the Visegrad Youth Forum – conference “Historical development of Poland and its socioeconomic relations”. During the event you will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the report co-created by an expert from the Visegrad Foundation – Konrad Hennig, who will discuss the issues of economic relations and conduct an interesting discussion with the UN Youth Delegate of Poland – Klaudia Klonowska.

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To read more information regarding the event, click HERE

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Presenting: Our partner organizations (3.)

Our next partner organization is SKN Spraw Zagranicznych SGH which is located in Warsaw, Poland. Together, we will organize the fourth and final event of VYF held in Warsaw on November 23.

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