A Moldova seminar on Visegrad Fund cooperation projects

On Wednesday, 23rd April, 2014, a Seminar explaining the priorities, projects and opportunities of financing from the International Visegrad Fund will take place in Chisinau, Moldova. The seminar will be held at the premises of Academia de Studii Economice din Moldova (ASEM), str. Bunalescu-Bodoni, 59, Chisinau, Moldova, from 14.00 to 16.00.

The seminar is predominantly organized for the NGOs, focusing on EU accession of Moldova and human rights, as well as for the faculty staff, representatives of universities and students in Moldova.

Seminar will dwell on the priorities the International Visegrad Fund, its relationship to Moldova and its programs which the organizations from Moldova can apply to. The seminar, with the participation of a representative of the Fund, will also familiarize the participants with the application process for the scholarships and university grant programs.

Seminar is jointly organized by MESA10 from Bratislava, Slovakia together with it project partner and ASEM University in Chisinau as part of a project entitled “Debating the European Union: Visegrad 4 Experience”. The project is supported by the International Visegrad Fund.

International Visegrad Fund (IVF) is an international organization founded in 2000 by the governments of the Visegrad Group (V4): The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. Its pur¬pose is to facil¬i¬tate and pro¬mote the devel¬op¬ment of closer coop¬er¬a¬tion among cit¬i¬zens and insti¬tu¬tions in the region as well as between the V4 region and other coun¬tries, espe¬cially the Western Balkans and coun¬tries of the Eastern Partnership. The fund does so through grant sup¬port of com¬mon cul¬tural, sci¬en¬tific and edu¬ca¬tional projects, youth exchanges, cross-border projects and tourism pro¬mo¬tion, and through indi¬vid¬ual mobil¬ity pro¬grams (schol¬ar¬ships, residencies). Non-governmental orga¬ni¬za¬tions, civil soci¬ety orga¬ni¬za¬tions, munic¬i¬pal-i¬ties and local or regional gov¬ern¬ments, schools and uni¬ver¬si¬ties, but also pri¬vate com¬pa¬nies or indi¬vid¬ual cit¬i¬zens are eli¬gi¬ble for grant sup¬port, pro¬vided that their projects deal with the region and fur¬ther develop coop¬er¬a¬tion among project part-ners based in the region.