The Institute for Politics and Society organizes the online debate "30 years of the Visegrad Group".

Since 1991, the Visegrad Group plays an influential and crucial role in the Central Eastern European region. Throughout the 30 years of the V4, its member states joined NATO and the European Union, which were essential milestones during the post-socialist transformation. Nevertheless, emerging internal conflicts and clashes of opinions sometimes cause cleavages within the V4 and threaten the partnership's long-term goals. The visegrad countries need to evaluate the past three decades, define the future role of the V4 in the EU, and prepare for the global geopolitical challenges.

Will the V4 face more integration or more individualism in the future? How can member states bridge the political divide and find a common understanding of key issues? Does V4 has still the same relevance as it had 30 years ago? Or do we need more members to help us move forward? What are the goals of Visegrad countries?

Confirmed speakers: 

Ondřej Kovařík, Member of the European Parliament (Czech Republic)

Katalin Cseh, Member of the European Parliament (Hungary)

Rastislav Káčer, Ambassador of Slovakia to the Czech Republic

Wojciech Przybylski, Chairman of the Board, Res Publica Foundation; Editor-in-chief, Visegrad Insight

Jozo Perić, Chief Analyst, CapitalPanda

Moderated by Adél Kovács from the Institute for Politics and Society.

This event will be held on 20th May 2021, 16:00-17:00 and you can watch live-stream on the Facebook profile of the Institute for Politics and Society. The Working language is English.