About: Think Visegrad is a think tank platform for structured dialogue on issues of strategic regional importance. The platform aims to analyze key issues for the Visegrad Group (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia), and provides recommendations to the governments of Visegrad Group (V4) countries, the annual presidencies of the Group, and the International Visegrad Fund. In addition, Think Visegrad provides visiting fellowships to non-Visegrad expert fellows. Think Visegrad was established in 2012 by eight V4 think tanks with coordinating abilities. This so-called core network, however, remains open to cooperation with other think-tanks from all V4 countries. Think Visegrad is funded by the International Visegrad Fund.
Eight visiting fellowships will be available for Summer or Autumn of 2018. Each of the core network think tanks (see list below) will host one non-V4 expert fellow. Each selected visiting fellow will have the opportunity to take part in the institute’s activities for a period of up to eight weeks. During this period, each fellow will be expected to develop a policy paper and deliver one public presentation on a pre-agreed topic. A lump sum of €3,000 will be given to each selected visiting fellow to cover all necessary costs and expenditures related to his or her stay at the hosting institute (e.g. lodging and local transport). Each fellow will also be responsible for paying all taxes and related fees, including health and social insurance, from this amount. Think Visegrad—V4 Think Tank Platform will cover the cost of travel to the hosting institute for the visiting fellow.
Topics: Fellowships are available in all areas of research in political science, international relations and economics. Chosen topics should complement the research focus of the hosting institute, and therefore the applicants are highly recommended to check the institute’s website before submitting an application.
Duration: The duration of fellowships varies from 6 to 8 weeks (based on agreement with the hosting institute).
Center for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Democracy (CEID)
Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW)
EUROPEUM – Institute for European Policy
Globsec Policy Institute (GPI)
Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT)
Institute of International Relations (IIR)
The Polish Institute of International Relations (PISM)
Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA)
Eligibility: Expert fellows from non-Visegrad countries with at least five years experience in their field of research are eligible. Preference will be given to applicants who have already made a significant contribution in their field.
Call for proposals 2018 [PDF]
Deadline: Application dossiers consisting of the application from, structured CV (including the list of publications) and a motivation letter (maximum 300 words) are to be submitted to email@example.com by March 20, 2018.
Hennadiy Maksak – Center for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Democracy (CEID)
Piotr Rudkouski – Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW)
Nicolas Bouchet – EUROPEUM – Institute for European Policy
Andrei Yeliseyeu – GLOBSEC Policy Institute (former CEPI)
Ruben Elamiryan – Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT)
Michael Eric Lambert – Institute of International Relations (IIR)
Urban Jakša – The Polish Institute of International Relations (PISM)
Sergiy Gerasymchuk – Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA)
Olga ZELINSKA – Center for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Democracy (CEID)
Oana POPESCU – Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW)
Tija MEMISEVIC – EUROPEUM – Institute for European Policy
Marta CHURELLA – GLOBSEC Policy Institute (former CEPI)
Yuri TSARIK – Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT)
Marko LOVEC – Institute of International Relations (IIR)
Patrick McGRATH – Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA)
Yaroslav KIT – The Society of the Institute of East-Central Europe (TIESW)
Andrii Chubyk (Ukraine) – Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association
Energy efficiency – practical experience from V4 for Ukraine
Alena Kudzko (Belarus) – Central European Policy Institute
Belarus: country’s repeated attempt to rapproch with the West
FINAL PAPER: Belarus: country’s repeated attempt to rapproch with the West
Nikola Trendov (Macedonia) – Institute of Foreign Affairs and Trade
The impacts of CAP from economic aspect within the Visegrad Countries
FINAL PAPER: CAP Performances of the Visegrad Countries After Ancension to European Union
Jan Ruzicka (United Kingdom) – Institute of International Relations
Security Reassurance: The Visegrad Four and NATO
Jurij Fedoryk (Ukraine) – Institute of East-Central Europe
The influence of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict on security of Visegrad Group
Yuriy Matsiyevsky (Ukraine) – Centre for Eastern Studies
How can Ukraine break out of hybridity and start moving forward
Marko Stoic (Serbia) – EUROPEUM
EU enlargement to the Western Balkans: Out of sight, out of mind?
Altin Idrizi (Albania) – CEID
Beka Chedia (Georgia) / Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association
Post-Soviet Transformation of the Political System (the Case of Georgia) in the Context of the Development of the EU Eastern Partnership Program
Vladimir Djordjevic (Serbia, Czech Republic)- Central European Policy Institute
Western Balkans in Transition towards EU: The Case of Serbia
FINAL PAPER: Business deals and western fears
Andrew Farkas (United States) – Centre for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Democracy/University of Pécs
Silk Roads” from China to Europe: Hungary’s Place on Eurasian Rail Land Bridges?
Rusudan Jamaspishvili (Georgia) – Institute of Foreign Affairs and Trade
The Caucasus – Highly ExplosiveRegion and Challenge for Europe
Anes Makul (Bosnia and Herzegovina) – Institute of International Relations
Can the European Public Block the Enlargement to the Western Balkans?
Olesya Malyugina (Russia) – Institute of East-Central Europe
Migration from Russia to Poland: challenges and possibilities
Octavian Milewski (Romania and Moldova) – Centre for Eastern Studies
V4+ Platform and the Baltic – Black Sea Arch: Optimizing Romania’s Central East European Regional Stance
Svetlana Pinzari (Moldova) – EUROPEUM
The Russian Factor in the Foreign Policy of the Visegrad Four States
Natalia Shapovalova (Ukraine, UK, Spain) – Institute of East-Central Europe, Poland
For visa-free Europe: advocacy strategies and influence of non-state actors on EU policy of visa liberalisation with EU’s Eastern neighbours.
Rick Fawn (UK) – EUROPEUM – Institute for European Policy, Prague
Positive decision-making lessons from Visegrad
Vitalyi Shpak (Ukraine) – Hungarian Institute of International Affairs, Budapest
European Union-Ukraine relationship
Paul Qian LIU (China) – Institute of International Relations, Prague
The Correlation between Political Culture and Political Development – Case Studies on Czech Political Culture and its Role in the Period of Transition (1989-2009)
Volkan Sezgin (Turkey) – Centre for Eastern Studies, Warsaw
The observance of Maastricht Criteria in Visegrad Group countries and in Turkey in the context of the global financial crisis.
Christian Schweiger (Germany, UK) – Central European Policy Institute – SAC, Bratislava
The Visegrad-4 countries in the EU’s emerging multiple cores
FINAL PAPER: Insiders vs outsiders: The V4 in a changing EU
Armen Grigoryan (Armenia) – Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association, Bratislava
The way towards EU Association for Armenia, Georgia and Moldova
Ešref-Kenan Rašidagić (Bosnia and Herzegovina) – University of Pecs, Pecs
Background for the EU’s, Russia’s and Turkey’s involvement in the Western Balkan