Young Leaders Forum ahead of Hungarian and beyond Polish V4 Presidency

Special Edition on Visegrad Cooperation

Selected Essays of V4 Youth Forum 2017

Selected Essays

Hereby you can find the special collection of the best essays submitted by students and young researchers of the V4 region.
Project Description

Lecture Series on V4 Cooperation

polish presidency coverOur recent project intends to widen the sphere of knowledge about the V4 countries among university students and those who are interested in the possible ways of a firm cooperation and upcoming challenges of the members. The aim of the project is to evaluate the current Polish V4 presidency as well as to foresight the possible priorities of the Hungarian presidency of 2017. The purpose of the round table talks and workshops is to create a fertile ground for an efficient dialogue between the youngsters of the region. By the end of the lectures we would like to encourage the participants to express there views in one of the mentioned topics in a short essay (appr. 6000 words).

The best essay writers will be beneficiaries of honorarium: 1st place: 180 euros, 2nd place: 90 euros, 3rd place:50 euros.

Deadline to submit your paper: 15th April 2017 .Moreover, the winner of the competition will have the chance to be published in the journal Biztpol Affairs.

Please submit your paper via email to

The program consists of four lectures in each country, held by acknowledged experts in the topics listed below: defence cooperation, energy security an16586477_1247830588605387_1385717254_od infrastructure building across the region, the future of the EU reform process and Digital Visegrad projects.


Prague and Brno:

  • Defence cooperation (22 March 2017)
  • Digital Visegrad (6 March 2017)
  • Energy security and infrastructure building across the region (6 March
  • The future of the EU reform process (8 March)

Banská Bystrica and Bratislava


  • Workshop Beyond Polish and ahead of Hungarian Presidency of Visegrad Group (4 March 2017), Aula Zurawia 4, Warszawa Uniwersytet, Warsaw, Poland


  • Defence cooperation (28 February 2017)
  • Digital Visegrad (7 March 2017)
  • Energy security and infrastructure building across the region (14 March 2017)
  • The future of the EU reform process (21 March 2017)








V4 Defence Cooperation


Jan Krupa

Jan Krupa
University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow

H.E. Rastislav Káčer

H.E. Rastislav Káčer
Ambassador of Slovakia to Hungary

Zoltán Szenes

Zoltán Szenes
National University of Public Service

Kacper Rękawek

Kacper Rękawek
GLOBSEC Policy Institute

Marek Madej

Marek Madej
Instytut Stosunków Międzynarodowych Uniwersytet Warszawski
V4 within the European Union


V4 Energy Cooperation


Digital Visegrad



Final Conference

Visegrad Young Leaders Forum 2017

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