Analyses

Think Visegrad aims every year to pre­pare 4 exten­sive and detailed long-term analy­ses focus­ing on the most impor­tant pri­or­i­ties of the Visegrad Group, as well as 12 short-term analy­ses reflect­ing the most cur­rent and urgent top­ics. Most of the analyses are produced for the internal purposes of the governments of V4 and the International Visegrad Fund, therefore they cannot be published. In 2016 we developed a new type of analysis – V4 Presidency Mid-Term Review – which is available to download below.

 

List of all produced analyses by years:

2017

Long-term

 

V4 in a world of globalization driven by digital revolution (Delivery: November 2017)
Author: Maria Staszkiewicz (Aspen Institute)
Co-authors: Vladislava Petrova Gubalova (Globsec Policy Institute)
Judit Hildegard Hajos (Centreal European University)
Katarzyna Śledziewska (DELab UW)

 

The effects of implementation of the Cohesion Policy (CP) and the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in V4 States. Divergences in perception of CP and CAP (Delivery: November 2017)
Author: Barbara Wieliczko (Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics)
Co-authors: Attila Kovács (Corvinus University of Budapest)
Zuzana Kasáková (Charles University)
Zuzana Gábrižová (EurActiv.sk)

 

Foreign policy strategy of the administration of President D. Trump and the place of Centrale Europe in it. (Delivery: November 2017)
Author: Dániel Bártha (CEID)
Co-authors: Ondřej Ditrych (IIR)
Tomáš Nagy (GLOBSEC Policy Institute)
Bartosz Wiśniewski (PISM)

 

The EU without the UK. What geopolitical, security, political and economic consequences for the V4? (Delivery: November 2017)
Author: Vladimír Bilčík (SFPA)
Co-authors: Vladimír Bartovic (EUROPEUM)
Jarosław Wiśniewski (LSE)
Márton Ugrósdy (IFAT)

Short-term

 

Eastern Partnership countries (i.e. future of the EaP format, relationship between the V4 and the EaP countries. (February 2017)
Author: Rafał Sadowski (OSW)
Co-authors: Ján Cingel (GPI)
Michal Kořan (IIR)
András Rácz (CEID)

 

Western Balkans (special focus: linkages between strength of EU integration processes and the stability of the region). (February 2017)
Author: Tomáš Strážay (SFPA)
Co-authors: Vladimír Bartovic (EUROPEUM)
Anna Orosz (IFAT)
Tomasz Żornaczuk (PISM)

 

Black Sea region (i.e. issue of regional security and fragility). (March 2017)
Author: Tomáš Šmíd (Masaryk University)
Co-authors: Zoltán Egeresi (IFAT)
Tomasz Stępniewski (TIESW)
Lucia Yar (Independent Expert)

 

Nordics and Baltics (i.e. coherence of the Eastern part of the EU, NB8+V4 cooperation between the formats). (March 2017)
Author: Paweł Ukielski (ISP PAN)
Co-authors: Martin Michelot (EUROPEUM)
Milan Nič (GPI)
András Rácz (CEID)

 

Foreign policy strategy of the administration of President D. Trump and the place of Centrale Europe in it. (June 2017)
Author: Márton Ugrósdy (IFAT)
Co-authors: Martin Michelot (EUROPEUM)
Tomáš Nagy (GLOBSEC Policy Institute)
Bartosz Wiśniewski (PISM)

 

The EU without the UK. What geopolitical, security, political and economic consequences for the V4? (June 2017)
Author: Vladimír Bilčík (SFPA)
Co-authors: Vladimír Bartovic (EUROPEUM)
Jarosław Wiśniewski (LSE)
Botond Feledy (CEID)

 

Prospects of development of the ‘Three Seas’ initiative after the high-level meeting in Warsaw. (September 2017)
Author: Tomáš Strážay (SFPA)
Co-authors: Daniel Bártha (CEID)
Michal Kořan (IIR)
Łukasz Janulewicz (CEU)

 

Prospects of US policy on Central Europe in context of the recent Trump visit in Poland. (September 2017)
Author: Márton Ugrósdy (IFAT)
Co-authors: Andrzej Dąbrowski (PISM)
Tomáš Nagy (GLOBSEC Policy Institute)
Martin Michelot (EUROPEUM)

 

The prospects of the V4 – Austria relations. (December 2017)
Author: Martin Michelot (EUROPEUM)
Co-authors: Tomáš Strážay (SFPA)
Jakub Groszkowski (OSW)
Dániel Bártha (CEID)

 

Assessment of the EU-AU Summit – chances of more V4 contribution in fighting the roots of illegal migration. (December 2017)
Author: Kinga Brudzinska (GLOBSEC Policy Institute)
Co-authors: Jan Prouza (University of Hradec Kralove)
István Tarróssy (University of Pécs)
Jędrzej Czerep (PISM)

 

Prospects of the V4 – Israel cooperation in the light of the recent developments in the Middle East. (January 2018)
Author: Máté Szalai (IFAT)
Co-authors: Michał Wojnarowicz (PISM)
Katarína Škrabáková Pevná (Comenius University)
Czech contribution: Irena Kalhousová (London School of Economics)

 

Debates evolving around the future of the economy policy in Russia with special regard to its impact on geopolitics. (January 2018)
Author: Iwona Wiśniewska (OSW)
Co-authors: András Deák (CEID)
Alexander Duleba (SFPA)
Alexandr Lagazzi (EUROPEUM)

2016

Long-term

 

V4 and Germany revisited
Author: Michal Kořan (IIR)
Co-authors:Milan Nič (GLOBSEC)
Anna Tamási (IFAT)
Ryszarda Formuszewicz (Genshagen Foundation)

 

V4 think-tanks reflection of the IVF and its activities
Author: Tomáš Strážay (SFPA)
Co-authors: Daniel Bártha (CEID)
Vít Dostál (AMO)
Anita Sobják (PISM)

 

The future of CSDP from a V4 perspective
Author: Martin Michelot (EUROPEUM)
Co-authors: Marian Majer (SSPI)
Tomasz Stępniewski (TIESW)
Tamás Csíki (Centre for Strategic and Defence Studies)

 

The future of the EU internal market in the light of new emerging dividing lines from a V4 perspective
Author: Sándor Gyula Nagy (IFAT)
Co-authors: Vladimír Bartovic (EUROPEUM)
Elżbieta Kawecka-Wyrzykowska (Warsaw School of Economics (SGH))
Zsolt Gál (Comenius University)

Short-term

 

In what ways could the V4 support Slovakia in its execution of the EU presidency in the second half of 2016? Possibility of synergy of SK´s presidency of the EU Council and the V4 agenda. (March 2016)
Author: Pavol Szalai (independent expert)
Co-authors: Vladimír Bartovic (EUROPEUM)
Leszek Jesień (Collegium Civitas)
Botond Feledy (Kitekinto.hu)

 

How the V4 evaluate its implementation of the Wales obligations (in the run up to the Warsaw summit). (March 2016)
Author: Martin Michelot (EUROPEUM)
Co-authors: Milan Šuplata (CEPI)
Dániel Bartha (CEID)
Marcin Terlikowski (PISM)

 

How to reconcile the V4/16+1 format of co-operation with China with the EU framework. (March 2016)
Author: Marcin Kaczmarski (OSW)
Co-authors: Peter Brezáni (SFPA)
Rudolf Fürst (IIR)
Fruzsina Németh (IFAT)

 

Should the V4 countries tryto counter the Russian propaganda in the Central European region and in whatways?
Author: Milan Šuplata (GLOBSEC)
Co-authors: Jan Šír (Charles University)
András Rácz (CEID)
Tomasz Stępniewski (TIESW)

 

What measures should the V4 countries envisage in order to foster research and development as tools for increasing their competitiveness?
Author: Gábor Braun (IFAT)
Co-authors: Ondřej Horký-Hlucháň (IIR)
Anna Białek-Jaworska (DELab Warsaw University)
Pavol Baboš (Comenius University)

 

Is there a common interest of V4 states in keeping the Schengen system and what should they do in order to achieve that?
Author: Zsuzsanna Csornai (IFAT)
Co-authors: Vladimír Bilčík (SFPA)
Christian Kvorning Lassen (EUROPEUM)
Konrad Popławski (OSW)

Czech V4 Presidency Mid-Term Review

 

Think Visegrad – Czech V4 Presidency Mid-Term Review (DOWNLOAD PDF)
Author: Michal Kořan (IIR)
Co-authors: Dániel Bartha (CEID)
Vladimír Bartovic (EUROPEUM)
Jakub Groszkowski (OSW)
Milan Nič (CEPI)
Tomasz Stępniewski (TIESW)
Tomáš Strážay (RC SFPA)
Márton Ugrósdy (IFAT)

 

2015

Long-term

 

Cyber security in V4. Differences of level of security (November 2015)
Author: Marian Majer (CEPI)
Co-authors: Martin Michelot (EUROPEUM)
Joanna Świątkowska (Kosciuszko Institute)
János T. Barabás (IFAT)

 

Ukraine: possible future scenarios and their consequences for V4 countries (December 2015)
Main author:  András Rácz (CEID)
Co-authors: Adam Eberhardt (OSW)
Balázs Jarábik (CEPI)
Michal Kořan (IIR)

 

Migration as a (future) challenge for V4 countries (December 2015)
Main author: Justyna Segeš Frelak (ISP)
Co-authors: Martina Sekulová (IVO)
Edit Inotai (CEID)
Benjamin Tallis (IIR)

 

Energy Union and future of the European energy policy from V4 Perspective (December 2015)
Main author: Helena Schulzová (EUROPEUM)
Co-authors: Leszek Jesień (Collegium Civitas University)
Alexander Duleba (SFPA)
Márton Ugrosdy (IFAT)

 

Short-term

 

The Visegrad Group countries activities to Ukraine in 2014 (March 2015)
Author: Wojciech Konończuk (OSW)
Co -authors: Zsuzsanna Végh (CEU-CENS)
Alexander Duleba (SFPA)
Václav Lídl (AMO)

 

V4 support of the EU policy towards Belarus: Time for Policy Correction (March 2015)
Author: Tomasz Stepniewski (IECE)
Co authors: András Rácz (CEID)
Ludmila Vacková (Freedom House)
Balázs Jarábik (CEPI)

 

Ways of working on further improvement of positive image of V4 in broad public, Visegrad Insight and V4 Revue –  lessons learnt (April 2015)
Author: Tomáš Strážay (RC SFPA)
Dániel Bartha (CEID)
Jakub Krupa (European Forum Foundation)
Vlastimil Nečas (Charles University)

 

The V4 and Turkey – a geopolitical necessity to cooperate (May 2015)
Author: Erzsébet Rózsa (IFAT)
Co-authors: Adam Balcer (College of Eastern Europe)
Milan Nič (CEPI)
Lucia Najšlová (Charles University)

 

Migration – current challenge and solutions (June 2015)
Author: Edit Inotai (CEID)
Co-authors: Marta Jaroszewicz (OSW)
Martina Sekulová (IVO)
Michal Vít (EUROPEUM)

 

V4 countries‘ priorities ahead of NATO summit in Warsaw (June 2015)
Author: Michal Kořan (IIR)
Co-Authors: Marian Majer (CEPI)
Tomasz Szatkowski (NCSS)
Márton Ugrosdy (IFAT)

 

What joint initiatives could be proposed to the Western Balkan partners at the V4+WB6 ministerial meeting in November 2015? (November 2015)
Author: Anna Orosz (IFAT)
Co-Authors: Milan Nič (CEPI)
Marta Szpala (OSW)
Vladimir Bartovic (EUROPEUM)

What could be the V4 response to Cameron´s proposal on EU reform? (November 2015)
Author: Márton Ugrosdy (IFAT)
Co-authors: Vladimír Bilčík (SFPA)
Vladimír Bartovic (EUROPEUM)
Jakub Krupa (European Forum Foundation)

 

What could be the elements of  possible joint V4 proposal for the EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy? (December 2015)
Author: Beata Górka-Winter (PISM)
Co-authors: Milan Šuplata (CEPI)
Michal Šimečka (IIR)
Péter Wágner (CEID)

 

What measures can be envisaged in order to foster cohesion among the V4 countries and buttress the mutual trust within the EU, with respect to the priorities of the Czech V4 Presidency and beyond? (December 2015)
Author: Andrzej Sadecki (OSW)
Co-authors: Tomáš Strážay (SFPA)
Dániel Bartha (CEID)
Michal Kořan (IIR)

2014

Long-term

 

Visegrad and the United States (November 2014)
Author: Marian Majer (CEPI)
Co-authors: Dániel Bartha (CEID)
Beata Górka-Winter (PISM)
Helena Schulzová (EUROPEUM)

 

V4 Economies (December 2014)
Main author: Gábor Braun (IFAT)
Co-authors: Arkadiusz Kowalski (World Economy Research Institute)
Tomáš Meravý (independent economist)
Ingeborg Němcová (University of Economics)

 

Unconventional Gas and the Security of Gas Supplies in V4 countries (December 2014)
Main author: Izabela Albrycht (The Kosciuzko Institute)
Co-authors: Marcin Tarnawski (The Kosciuzko Institute)
András György Deák (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
Matúš Mišík (SFPA)
Martin Jirušek (Masaryk University)

 

The V4 and Germany (December 2014)
Main author: Michal Kořan (IIR)
Co-authors: Vladimír Bilčík (RC SFPA)
András Hettyey (National University of Public Service)
Konrad Popławski (OSW)

Short-term

 

Opportunities for Central-European countries in the African policy of the EU and the possibility of the  reinforced participation of their companies in the implementation of EU Development Aid Schemes in Sub-Saharan Africa (March 2014)
Author: Kamil Zajączkowski (University of Warsaw)
Co -authors: Ondřej Horký-Hlucháň (IIR)
Jakub Šimek (Pontis)
Andras Hettyey (HIIA)

 

Current state of economic and social stability in the Balkans in light of the unrest in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Possible New EU Approach and Intensified V4 Contribution (March 2014)
Author: Péter Reményi (University of Pécs)
Co authors: Milan Nič (CEPI)
Marta Szpala (OSW)
Tomáš Dopita (IIR)

 

Are there any possibilities of agreement between the West and Russia in the Ukrainian question after Russia’s invasion and occupation of Crimea? What compelling force may the sanctions bring to bear on Russia? What economic impact may the continuing conflict have on Central Europe? (May 2014)
Author: Tomasz Stępniewski (TIESW)
Co-authors: Alexander Duleba (RC SFPA)
András Rácz (CEID)
Vlaďka Votavová (AMO)

 

V4 and Latin America: potential areas of enhanced political and economic cooperation, with a focus on the V4-Mexico relations (May 2014)
Author: Samuel Goda (RC SFPA)
Co-authors: Traian Urban (Charles University)
Kinga Brudzinska (PISM)
Bernadett Lehoczki (Corvinus University)

 

Impacts of the EP election results on the EU’s future, with a focus on the next European Commission’s president and composition. What are the V4’s interests in this context? (June 2014)
Author: Vera Řiháčková (EUROPEUM)
Co-Authors: Leszek Jesień (Collegium Civitas University)
Zoltán Gálik (HIIA)
Vladimír Bilčík (RC SFPA)

 

NATO’s future in the light of the new challenges in our neighbourhood. Can a common V4 perspective emerge at the Wales Summit? (June 2014)
Author: Marian Majer (CEPI)
Co-Authors: Tomasz Szatkowski (NCSS)
Ondřej Ditrych (IIR)
Dániel Bartha (CEID)

 

NATO’s Way Ahead in the Context of the Wales Summit – V4 Implications.Back to the Roots – Revival of the Defense Alliance (October 2014)
Author: Justyna Gotkowska (OSW)
Co-authors: Péter Kertész (IFAT)
Marian Majer (CEPI)
Michal Šimečka (IIR)

 

Possible activities of V4 and its member states in helping Ukraine on her way to stabilization. Specialization of V4 countries in projects supportive to Ukraine (October 2014).
Author: Tomasz Stępniewski (TIESW)
Co-authors: Alexander Duleba (RC SFPA)
András Rácz (CEID)
Věra Řiháčková (EUROPEUM)

 

The prospective of cooperation between the V4 and NB8 regional associations (December 2014)
Author: Mateusz Gniazdowski (OSW)
Co-authors: Lucia Najšlová (Charles University)
Andás Rácz (CEID)
Tomáš Strážay (RC SFPA)

 

V4 – Swiss relations (December 2014)
Author: Samuel Goda (RC SFPA)
Co-authors: Michal Kořan, (IIR)
László J. Kiss (IFAT),
Konrad Popławski (OSW)

 

Digital economy in V4 region as an input for the digital road map (December 2014)
Author: Dániel Bartha (CEID)
Co-authors: Milan Nič (CEPI)
Maria Staszkiewicz (Aspen Institute)
Katarzyna Szajewska (Res Publica Nova Foundation)

 

The Eastern Partnership before Riga – the future of the European Neigbourhood Policy (December 2014)
Author: Tomasz Stępniewski (TIESW)
Co-authors: Alexander Duleba (RC SFPA)
Mária Béres (IFAT)
Václav Lídl (AMO)

2012-13

Long-term

Overall Analysis of the Results of the 20 Years of V4 Cooperation
Author: Dániel Bartha (CEPI)
Co-authors: Michal Kořan (IIR)
Judit Hamberger (HIIA)
Jakub Groszkowski (OSW)

 

Macro-Regional Development and Regional Cohesion
Author: Mateusz Gniazdowski (OSW)
Co-authors: Tomáš Strážay (RC SFPA)
Péter Reményi (University of Pécs)
Vít Dostál (AMO)

 

Visegrad’s Voice in EU Governance and Legitimacy Debate
Author: David Král (EUROPEUM)
Co-authors: Vladimír Bilčík (RC SFPA)
Zoltán Gálik (HIIA)
Grzegorz Gromadzki (independent expert)

 

Defense Sector Cooperation
Author: Milan Šuplata (CEPI)
Co-authors: Vít Střítecký (IIR)
Marcin Terlikowski (PISM)
Gergely Varga (National University of Public Service)

Short-term

Balance of Competences in the Light of Cameron’s Speech: What Should Be the Visegrad Reaction? (15.2.2013)
Author: David Král (EUROPEUM)
Co-authors: Zoltán Gálik (HIIA)
Radovan Geist (EurActiv.sk)
Agata Gostyńska (PISM)

 

What message should the V4 have for Germany and France at the upcoming V4-Weimar Triangle summit? (15.2.2013)
Author: Jakub Groszkowski (OSW)
Co-authors: Vladimír Bilčík (RC SFPA)
Zoltán Gálik (HIIA)
Vladimír Handl (IIR)

 

Transatlantic policy of new B. Obama administration – what does John Kerry’s visit mean for the V4 (20.3.2013)
Author: István Balogh (HIIA)
Co-authors: Michal Kořan (IIR)
Bartosz Wiśniewski (PISM)
Tomáš Valášek (CEPI)

 

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: chances, risks and challenges for the V4 (19.4.2013)
Author: Robert Kron (CEPA)
Co-authors: Zoltán Gálik (HIIA)
Maya Rostowska (PISM)
Jan Dinga (INESS)

 

Plan B: if Vilnius Summit fails, should the Eastern policy of the V4 change? (27.6.2013)
Author: Adam Eberhardt (OSW)
Co-authors: András Rácz (HIIA)
Balázs Jarábik (CEPI)
Lucia Najšlová (EUROPEUM)

 

Building the V4 Brand – Achievements and Ideas for the Future (1.7.2013)
Author: Tomáš Strážay (RC SFPA)
Co-authors: Mateusz Gniazdowski (OSW)
András Rácz (HIIA)
Michal Kořan (IIR)

 

The effect of the Syrian and Egyptian events on the European Neighborhood Policy (20.9.2013)
Author: Róbert Ondrejcsák (CENAA)
Co-authors: Dr. Erzsébet N. Rózsa (HIIA)
Irena Kalhousová (PSSI)
Patrycja Sasnal (PISM)