9 June, 2016 – 09:45 to 14:00
Embassy of Hungary, Sedlárska 3, Bratislava

Conference on the occasion of 25th anniversary of the Visegrad Group



  • Welcome speech by Her Excellency Mrs. Éva Czimbalmosné Molnár, Ambassador of Hungary
  • Welcome speech by Mrs. Iveta Hricová, Director General of the Directorate General for the European Affairs, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic
  • Opening of the exhibition by Mrs. Beata Jaczewska, the director of the International Visegrad Fund

10.00-11.00 Panel 1 – V4: Past and Present

Panel discussion on the original intentions and values of the Visegrad Group

Chair: Milan Nič, Research Director, GLOBSEC Policy Institute


  • PL – Jan Tadeusz Tombiński – EU Ambassador to Ukraine
  • CZ – Libor Rouček – former Vice-President of the European Parliament
  • HU – Géza Jeszenszky – former Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • SK – Pavol Demeš – former Minister of International Relations

11.00-12.30 Panel 2 – V4 in a fragmented EU

Foreign policy analysts present the future perspective of the V4

Chair: Milan Nič, Research Director, GLOBSEC Policy Institute


  • PL – Mateusz Gniazdowski – deputy director of the Centre for Eastern Studies, Warsaw
  • CZ – Martin Ehl – Chief International Editor from Hospodářské noviny (Economic Daily).
  • HU – Vasa László – deputy director general of the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • SK – Tomáš Strážay – foreign policy analyst, head of the Central and Southeastern Europe Research Program

12.30–13.00 jLunch break

13.00-14.00 Grant applications to the International Visegrad Fund and meeting of the IVF directors and representatives of NGOs

14.00 Conference closing



Milan Nič

Head of Future of Europe Programme