The Visegrad Fund is an international donor organization established in 2000 by the governments of the Visegrad Group countries - the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia - with the aim of promoting regional cooperation in the Visegrad region, as well as between the region and other countries. The Fund provides 8 million euros through grants, scholarships awarded annually with equal contributions from all countries. Other donor countries (Canada, Germany, Netherlands, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, USA) have provided an additional 10 million euros through various grant schemes that have been administered by the Fund since 2012.

The Fund's vision is that grants, scholarships and residences will be a catalyst to promote innovative ideas in Central and Eastern Europe.

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Donetsk State University of Management has implemented the Visegrad Fund project “The countries of the Visegrad Group and Ukraine in the Context of International Comparative Sociological Research”.

The aim of the project was to create and implement an educational discipline under the project name and to familiarize students with the experience of the Visegrad Group countries in reforming social and humanitarian policy for EU accession. Experts from three countries of the Visegrad Group were involved in the teaching. Target audience: students of Master's level of specialty “Sociology”.

According to the results of the project, more than 60 students majoring in Sociology studied new   educational discipline, participated in seminars and discussions with international lecturers.

For more information about existing projects and opportunities to participate in future projects, please contact the DSUM Center of International Cooperation