Deadline 10. October
The year 2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the Visegrad Group, i.e., the cooperation structure of four Central European countries. The Czech Republic, Slovakia (initially still acting as
Czechoslovakia), Hungary and Poland decided to work together in the transformation process and, after its completion, in the efforts to join NATO and the European Union structures. Much hope was invested in this ambitious sub-regional cooperation project. To this day, the V4 Group countries have played an important role in the region. Their role in the European Union political process is also significant. No wonder many researchers focus on the V4 Group. What is left of the cooperation’s initial objectives? Has this ambitious project proved successful and met the
expectations of the founders? What is the role of the V4 countries in the EU and in international
relations generally? How do socio-political changes in the individual V4 countries affect their
cooperation? Together with the conference participants, we will try to answer these and many other questions.
Recognizing the need for an in-depth discussion, on 16-17th December 2021, the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies, University of Warsaw, plans to organise a two-day international scientific conference titled, “V4. Past. Present. Future” in cooperation with several universities from Central Europe. We would like to invite researchers in the field of politics, administration, security and international relations to participate in this scientific event. Plenary sessions will be accompanied by panel sessions on detailed issues such as the role of the Visegrad Group in the European Union and political and economic cooperation among member states and partner countries. We would also like to invite the ambassadors and directors of cultural institutes of the Group’s member countries to participate in the conference.
Abstracts of up to 300 words for the papers should be sent through the following application form:
The deadline for the paper applications is 10th October 2021. Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee. Authors will obtain feedback regarding the acceptance of their proposals until 20th October 2021.