The Visegrad Youth Forum 2016 in Slovakia

Deadline: 25 September 2016
Open to: 
young leaders from Visegrad countries, as well as Ukraine
Venue:  7 – 9 December 2016 in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia


The Euro-Atlantic Center is organizing the 5th edition of a unique project, which brings together young leaders from Visegrad countries, as well as Ukraine. Considering the current situation, they decided to focus on security policy and the possibility of cooperation among these countries. The Visegrad Youth Forum 2016 consists of two stages. The participants will start with online e-learning that will help them prepare for the conference by studying important materials and familiarising with the situation and evolution of the conflict. The conference itself is the second part of the project. It will take place from the 7th until the 9th of December in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia, a town situated in the middle of the Slovak Republic.

The conference itself consists of two panel discussions, various workshops and a simulation in the Crisis Management Center. The panel discussions will focus on the history of Visegrad Group and Central Europe’s security challenges in cooperation with Ukraine. The goal of this project is to build a platform, which will support open and informal discussions about latest topics. The aim is to find new leaders in politics, security studies, journalism and law, who will be able to work on the international forum in the future.


Young leaders from Visegrad countries, as well as Ukraine are eligible to apply.


  • The organizer covers min. of 50% of travel expenses;
  • Accommodation and board for participants will be provided during the whole conference;
  • There is no participation fee.

How to apply?

Main topics: History and Future of the Visegrad Group, Perspectives of collaboration with Ukraine, Warsaw aftermath: Challenges to face, Security environment in Central Europe, NATO + Ukraine summit.

In order to apply, please HERE latest by 25 September 2016.

If you have any questions, write to:  Lucia Kaščáková,

The official web-page.

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