V4 Development Cooperation Trialogue: reinforcing synergies, sharing good practices

V4 Development Cooperation Trialogue: reinforcing synergies, sharing good practices

The main objective of the project is to foster the broader participation of V4 (Czechia, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia) non-state development actors in European Union (EU) development funding programs. As the development assistance projects are generally based on common values, 30 years after the creation of the Visegrad Group, stronger V4 engagement in their realization firmly resonates with the principal concepts underlying the foundations of the Visegrad Declaration. The project will examine enhancing the V4 development actors’ cooperation. It will strive for searching solutions to increase the level of non-state actors’ engagement in bidding for EU development assistance tenders. To this end, the project will facilitate the knowledge transfer from Denmark which has a relatively successful record of EU development assistance funding acquisition. Besides, the Nordic countries’ high level of cooperation in the joint financing and realization of development projects can be considered good practice and may serve as an inspiration for consortium building or subcontracting strategies among the V4 development actors. In addition, the project will complement the participants’ understanding of procurement and grants for EU external actions’ requirements and procedures in the context of the new EU development finance architecture through the participation in the workshops attended by experts from the European Commission. Last but not least, it will make use of the observations shared by the development actors from the recipient countries concerning their experience in joint efforts with development actors from the Visegrad countries, as well as their expectations about such cooperation. As the project will showcase the development cooperation efforts of the V4 countries through a dedicated website, social media activities and podcast sessions, it will also promote the values that were fundamental at the origin of the Visegrad Group's establishment.

Symposium - Nursing in interdisciplinary healthcare

Symposium - Nursing in interdisciplinary healthcare

The jointly organized XV International Nursing Symposium, titled "Nursing in Interdisciplinary Healthcare," will take place on September 21-22, 2023. The scientific event demonstrates the increasing importance of healthcare workers in the healthcare system, in response to the constantly growing social demands. The lectures in the individual thematic sessions will focus on research and strategies for the development of nursing and public health, both globally and locally.


WELLBEING - Promoting the wellbeing concept at medical and public sector of the Visegrad Region

The most important determinants of competitiveness in the life of every organisation are people. Their well-being is a principal aim of the EU and the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The importance of investing in health & social protection has also been recognised by the World Bank Group, the International Labour Organization, the IMF and the WHO. Wellbeing policy highlight the importance of ensuring access for social services, occupational health and safety, decent working conditions, equal opportunities, gender equality and social inclusion as measures to enable people to reach their full potential. Well-being plays a particularly important role at medical schools, where students and employees are even more exposed to stress. Medical education can directly contribute to the development of psychological distress in students, and this can lead to catastrophic consequences such as impaired academic performance and competency, burnout, medical errors and attrition from medical school. In addition, several studies have demonstrated that the personal example set by health professionals, has a significant impact on the attitudes and health behaviour of those they come into contact with. The project will therefore focus on ensuring the well-being of medical students (future doctors) and workers by developing a transnational mentoring programme and sharing experiences with the medical and public sectors. In the long term, the project will go beyond its target groups and will also contribute to improving the health awareness of the general population.

The well-being programme gives everyone the opportunity to maintain physical and mental health. As the results of a Faculty are largely influenced by the staff and students of the organisation, we want to give more opportunities to the citizens of the Visegrad region to shape this community together, giving space to community needs and ideas. The concept of well-being provides a vision for human resources development. The main goal is to ensure that people working and studying in medical schools, health care institutions and social services administration feel proud and happy to work and learn, feel physically and mentally well as part of a community, and positively influence other people in their attitudes towards health. This good practice will be passed on to many other organisations and businesses of the VR.

Project partners:

Charles University

Comenius University Bratislava

Medical University of Gdansk

Project goals:

- supporting the well-being of the students, staff and citizens;

- facilitating the quality improvement of the environment of these communities;

- encouraging citizens to be proactive, work in synergy, innovate and experience creative joy.


1, Sharing experiences of past programs at the kick-off event

2, Need assessment (physical infrastructure, community, environment)

3, Joint development of a transnational mentoring program

4, Joint online training, to appoint and train the mentors on the basis of the mentoring program

5, Disseminating results for wide range of stakeholders at closing event and via social media

Supporting mental health (22210016)

Supporting mental health in organisations: developing future business leaders

To develop innovative and cost-efficient solutions for mental health care in the post-covid times, we need to get the businesses involved. We address this issue by developing a series of workshops, focusing on mental health in organizations. To scale our initiative, we offer a ‘trainthe- trainer’ program, preparing future trainers to conduct workshops in other business schools in V4 countries, and we onboard stakeholders (academics, managers, entrepreneurs). As a result, we equip future leaders with the necessary skills and attitudes to respond to mental health

V4 Booster

Joint Degree and Academic Networking in the Post-Pandemic Central Europe

The aim of the project is to boost mobility and networking through the joint training program of the Visegrad countries. This initiative joint training program, created jointly by the Visegrád countries, provides mobility scholarships for 12 students.

All appli­cants for the scholarship support should have either com­pleted a bachelor’s degree pro­gram or—if their current study pro­gram is not divided into dis­tinct bachelor’s and master’s levels—should have completed at least 3 years (6 semesters) of higher education when start­ing the schol­ar­ship.


Visegrad Sustainable Living Labs Network 4 Youth of Universities

The VSLLN4YOU project aims to create the Living Labs (LLs) network, which will enable the co-creation and testing of innovative and sustainable solutions, relevant to the Visegrad Universities and Region, in cooperation with partners from the private, public and civil society sectors. SLLs will engage students with real-world experience, by working on sustainable projects and green solutions, and prepare them to be the change agents in their personal and professional lives. Through SLLs, workshops, training materials and conference, the project offers knowledge transfer for sustainable change.