V4DevCo - V4 Development Cooperation Trialogue: Reinforcing Synergies, Sharing Good Practices

The Visegrad states (V4) have been participating in the EU development funding programs but the level of their participation is relatively low. They often face similar difficulties and are aware that stronger engagement of non-state development actors can help them to overcome the constraints of their limited resources and capacities, as well as to better distribute risks and build synergies. By developing the V4DevCo Guide and a series of workshops, the V4DevCo project not only reinforces the capacities of V4 actors in implementing development projects financed by the EU but also raises awareness of the citizens on this sphere of V4 activity.

The project will provide the V4 non-state actors  with a unique platform for the exchange of views, experience and knowledge transfer. Firstly, it will identify the obstacles for deeper V4 development actors’ cooperation and strive for finding solutions to increase the level of non-state actors’ engagement in the EU development projects. Secondly, 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. Thirdly, it will make use of the observations shared by the development actors from the partner countries concerning their experience in joint efforts with V4 development actors and their expectations about further cooperation.

Project funding: International Visegrad Fund

Project Leader: CASE- Center for Social and Economic Research (Poland)

Project Partners:

Ambrela – Platform for Development Organisations (Slovakia)

Institute of International Relations Prague (Czechia)

University of Pecs (Hungary)