Think Visegrad – V4 Think Tank Platform is a network for structured dialog on issues of strategic regional importance. The network analyzes key issues for the Visegrad Group (V4), and provides recommendations to the governments of V4 countries, the annual presidencies of the group, and the International Visegrad Fund. Think Visegrad covers thematic priorities of V4 including energy security, V4’s internal cohesion, EU institutions and politics, the Western Balkans, relations with Eastern Partnership countries, development assistance, hard security, environmental protection, Roma-related issues, migration, transport, etc.
Formation of the network of V4 think-tanks was one of the priorities of the Czech Presidency in the Visegrad Group of 2011–2012. This idea reflected the long-term interest and willingness of Central European think-tanks to enhance their cooperation within the Visegrad Group and to deepen its cohesion. Think Visegrad was established in 2012 by eight V4 research centers and institutes, and is funded by the International Visegrad Fund.
The core members of Think Visegrad (in alphabetical order):
The core network of think-tanks includes these founding institutions with their coordinating abilities. Think Visegrad remains, however, an open platform for cooperation with other think-tanks from all V4 countries. Think Visegrad aims to prepare extensive and detailed long-term analyses focusing on the most important priorities of the Visegrad Group, as well as short-term analyses reflecting the most current and urgent topics. At the same time, the platform coordinates annual fellowships.
Aspen Institute; Association for International Affairs (AMO); Faculty of Social Studies – Charles University; Freedom House; Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI); Security Studies – Faculty of Social Studies of Masaryk University; University of Economics
Central European University – Centre for EU Enlargement Studies (CEU-CENS); Corvinus University; Institute of World Economics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences; National University of Public Service; University of Pecs
College of Eastern Europe, National Centre for Strategic Studies (NCSS); Collegium Civitas University; European Forum Foundation; Institute of Public Affairs (ISP); National Centre for Strategic Studies; Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM); Res Publica Nova Foundation; The Kosciuzko Institute; University of Warsaw; World Economy Research Institute
Euractiv.sk; Institute for Economic and Social Studies (INESS); Institute of Public Affairs (IVO); Pontis Foundation