International Visegrad Fund announces Strategic Grants
The International Visegrad Fund has announced its Strategic Grants to support project addressing annual strategic priorities of the Visegrad Group.
- Research, development and innovation; digitalisation
- Projects emphasizing the importance of mobility, networking, knowledge sharing and capacity building in the V4 & its neighbourhood.
- Post-COVID Recovery
- Projects focusing on supporting the V4’s resilience/recovery in terms of health, economy and society, through innovative solutions.
- Challenges and perspectives of the young generation in the Visegrad region
- promoting civic engagement and youth volunteerism; promoting technical, artistic and handcraft skills building of youth; raising young people’s awareness of Visegrad cooperation.
- Projects must develop meaningful cooperation and ensure active participation of organizations from all V4 countries.
- Maximum duration of projects is 36 months, minimum is 12 months.
- Grants cover up to 100% of project budget with 15% for overheads.
- Projects must clearly address one of the annual strategic priorities of the Visegrad Group.
- Any non-governmental, legal entity from any country can apply for support if they fulfill the partnership criteria. The Fund’s main targets are civil society organizations (CSOs), public educational, cultural, research and scientific institutions, municipalities, and local governments, but market actors, e.g., companies – especially innovation and startup-related ones – are also eligible, if their project is of nonprofit character.
- Natural persons (individual citizens) or institutions of state administration directly subordinated to the state and its bodies, e.g., ministries, government and state agencies, embassies, etc. can neither apply nor be valid project partners.
- Subjects that possess full or partial independence from state administration and possess self-government (such as universities, academic, artistic, social, educational, cultural, research and/or science organizations, municipalities, and local governments, etc.) can apply for the Fund’s support.
- Faculties of universities, institutes, or organizational units of academical, artistic, social, educational, cultural, research and/or science organizations etc., are eligible to apply for project funding even if they lack legal subjectivity, in case they are entitled, according to their internal rules, to apply for project funding independently. In that case, the applicant is obliged to indicate the name of the organizational unit (faculty, institute) entrusted with the project’s implementation. Without this information the application will not be considered eligible.
- Private entrepreneurs are not eligible to apply or be partners.
- Consortium of organizations of which 3 or more are based in different Visegrad countries
- All types of non-governmental, civil society organizations (CSOs); municipalities and local governments; schools, higher education institutions; research and scientific bodies and public institutions are eligible as lead partner (applicant) and partners in the consortia.
- Market actors, e.g., companies – especially innovation and startuprelated actors – with a legal entity are also eligible, but only if their eligible as lead partner (applicant) and partners in the consortia Visegrad project is of nonprofit character.
For more information, visit https://www.visegradfund.org/apply/grants/strategic-grants/