Project Visegrad in the EU - How Much Do We Matter?

We are launching a new project "Visegrad in the EU - How much do we matter?" under the leadership of EUROPEUM's director Vladimír Bartovic.

Project Manager: Vladimír Bartovic


Timeframe: September 2013 – October 2015



The project will analyse and critically evaluate the track record of the V4 membership in the EU ten years since the accession, by analysing the achievements as well as shortcomings (individual as well as joint) in four crucial EU policy areas. It will likewise assess the potential for future collaboration in these areas by analyzing the V4 countries strategic interests and by assessing the degree of convergence among them. The project will entail research, joint events and publications.

Project objectives:

  • To analyse in-depth the track record of the V4 co-operation within the EU in major policy areas constituting important elements of its development
  • To analyse the current strategies / interests of the individual V4 countries in the policy fields examined
  • To identify the main points of convergence as well as divergence in the given policy areas
  • To critically evaluate the potential for future V4 co-operation in the given policy areas, including ensuing recommendations for the V4 co-operation

Policy areas that will be examined in detail within the project framework:

1) EU constitutional and institutional set-up and EMU

2) EU single market

3) Freedom, Security and Justice

4) EU external relations

Project outputs/deliverables:



Foundation Institute of Public Affairs (Poland)

Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (Hungary)

Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (Slovakia)


International Visegrad Fund


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Expertise: EU institutional issues, Economic and Monetary Union, € and European budget, Brexit, EU foreign policy, EU enlargement with the focus on Western Balkans, Slovak foreign and domestic policy and economic issues

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