Fellowship Policy Papers

Download Policy Papers delivered by non-V4 expert fellows within the Think Visegrad Fellowship.


Alex Hardy (UK), Visitng Research Fellow at GLOBSEC Policy Institute

Topic: Artificial Intelligence in the Visegrad 4 – Emerging Strategies, Uncoordinated Approaches


Anatoliy Klyuchkovych (Ukraine), Visiting Research Fellow at Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA)

Topic: Sociopolitical Stability in the Conditions of the Ukrainian-EU Border – Identification of Threats and Challenges


Dorina Baltag (Moldova), Visiting Research Fellow at Institute of International Relations (IIR)

Topic: The resilience of the Eastern Partnership – what role for the Visegrad countries


Elkhan Nuriyev (Azerbaijan), Visiting Research Fellow atInstitute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT)

Topic: Untangling Russia-West knot of confrontation – what future for a post-Covid-19 European security


Irakli Sirbiladze (Georgia), Visitng Research Fellow at Center for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Democracy (CEID)

Topic: Everything but Article 5. NATO-Georgia and NATO- Ukraine Relations amid the New Strategic Context




Nino Gozalishvili (Georgia), Visitng Research Fellow at Center for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Democracy (CEID)

Topic: Disintegration through Integration? Turning to the Transnational Approach to Study: National-Populism on the Example of the Visegrád Group


Dženeta Karabegović (Bosnia and Herzegovina and USA), Visitng Research Fellow at the Institute for International Relations

Topic: Visegrad Countries and Migration Leadership Potential: Contextualizing Opportunities in light of the New Pact on Migration and Asylum and Beyond


Aliaksei Patonia (Belarus), Visiting Research Fellow at the Polish Institute of Internation Affairs (PISM)

Topic: Hydrogen at the Gates: Towards a New Chapter in the EU-Russia Energy Relations


Grégorie Roos (France), Visiting Research Fellow at GLOBSEC Policy Institute

Topic: The V4 and EU Strategic Autonomy – Consensual Voice, Discordant Tones


Giorgi Mukhigulishvili (Georgia), Visiting Research Fellow at Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA)

Topic: Assessment of Energy Security in Georgia, Czechia, and Slovakia and their policy objectives


Vasil Navumau (Belarus), Visiting Research Fellow at Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW)

Topic: COVID-19 as a leverage in the information war. How Russia tried to change the course of the political campaigns in Belarus and Ukraine




Federica Cristani (Italy), Visiting Professor at the School of International Economic Relations and Travel Business of the V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (Ukraine)

Hosted by Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA)

Topic: Cybersecurity of foreign investment in the Visegrád Four (V4) countries: designing a governance model with(in) Europe


James Hoobler (USA), Policy Analyst, RAND Corporation and Program Manager

Hosted by Institute of Central Europe (IEŚ) in Lublin – under the capacity of Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW)

Topic: Responding to Europe’s Continuing Migration Challenge: Recommendations for Member States


Eoin Micheál McNamara (Ireland), Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies at University of Tartu in Estonia

Hosted by Institute of International Relations (IIR)

Topic: Facilitation or Complication? – The Visegrád Four and the Security of NATO’s “Eastern Flank”


Takeshi Miyai (Japan), Research Fellow, The Japan Institute of International Affairs

Hosted by Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT)

Topic: How Japan’s and China’s Connectivity Visions Intersect in Central and Eastern Europe: Ambitions and Ambiguities


Hanna Shelest (Ukraine), Editor-in-chief at UA: Ukraine Anaylitica; Member of the Board, Foreign Policy Council „Ukrainian Prism”

Hosted by Center for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Democracy (CEID)

Topic: Is There a Future for Security Cooperation between the Visegrad Four and Ukraine?


Katsiaryna Shmatsina (Belarus), Political Analyst, Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies

Hosted by the Polish Institute of International Relations (PISM)

Topic: The Importance of the Eastern Partnership for Belarus


Rufin Zamfir (Romania), Programmes Director, GlobalFocus Center, Romania

Hosted by GLOBSEC Policy Institute

Topic: Hybrid threats posed by Russian regional influence in the V4 countries.


Linda Zeilina (Latvia), Director, RE-DEFINE, London; Fellow, Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, UK

Hosted by EUROPEUM – Institute for European Policy

Topic: Sustainability and Energy Security: Opportunities and challenges for better policy



Valeriy Semikashev: Analysis of the prospects and risks of cooperaction between Russia and the Visegrad Four countries


Anke Schmidt-Felzmann: The commercial deals connected with Gazprom’s Nord Stream 2


Gentiola Madhi: Western Balkans in the loop Reshaping regional cooperation in times of uncertainty


Sebastian Schäffer: Towards-a-new-model-for-European-governance


Muhammad Mohiuddin: Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement_Muhammad


Ruth Ferrero-Turrión: Facing Migration Flows in the EU The Cases of Spain and the Czech Republic


Alex Nice: Brexit Scenarios and the Economic Implications for the Visegrad Four


Mihai Mogildea: The Visegrad Group – A regional integration model for advancing the Europeanization process in Central and Eastern Europe



Hennadiy Maksak: V4+Ukraine security cooperation: limits of possible (Ukrainian perspective) [PDF]


Piotr Rudkouski: Soft Belarusianisation. The ideology of Belarus in the era of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict [PDF]


Nicolas Bouchet:


Andrei YeliseyeuBelarusian shrimps anyone? How EU food products make their way to Russia through Belarus [PDF]


Ruben Elamiryan: Eastern Partnership Countries on the Crossroads of the Eurasian Integration Processes [PDF]


Michael Eric Lambert: Russian smart power at work in the Eastern Partnership [PDF]


Urban Jakša:


Sergiy Gerasymchuk: Russian Non-linear Warfare in Ukraine and Moldova: Lessons for Visegrad Countries [PDF]