International Visegrad Fund – Standard Grants

Deadline:15 September 2012
Open to: common cultural, scientific and educational projects,youth exchanges, cross-border projects and tourism promotion, and through individual mobility programs (scholarships, residencies).
Grant: €6,001 and more (€2,200,000 annual budget)

 Description

The International Visegrad Fund is an international organization based in Bratislava founded by the gov­ern­ments of the Visegrad Group (V4) countries—the Czech Republic, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Poland, and the Slovak Republic—formed with the purpose to facilitate and promote the development of closer cooperation among V4 countries (and of V4 countries with other countries, especially but not exclusively non-EU member states in Eastern Europe, the Western Balkans and the South Caucasus) through grant support of common cultural, scientific and educational projects,youth exchanges, cross-border projects and tourism promotion, and through individual mobility programs (scholarships, residencies).
Projects financed within Standard Grants should fall within one of the fol­low­ing six categories:

  1. cul­tural cooperation,
  2. sci­en­tific exchange and research,
  3. edu­ca­tion,
  4. youth exchange,
  5. cross-border coop­er­a­tion or
  6. pro­mo­tion of tourism.

Eligibility

With the excep­tion of cross-border coop­er­a­tion, enti­ties from at least three Visegrad Group (V4) coun­tries (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) must be involved (e.g., a V4 orga­nizer and at least two V4 part­ners); it is advised, how­ever, to include part­ners from all V4 coun­tries. Any orga­ni­za­tion or nat­ural per­son in the world (with the excep­tion of insti­tu­tions directly funded from state bud­gets) is eli­gi­ble for the fund­ing pro­vided that the pro­posed project has “Visegrad” fea­tures (for inspi­ra­tion please see here). However, most recip­i­ents are non-governmental orga­ni­za­tions (NGOs), munic­i­pal­i­ties and schools or other pub­lic insti­tu­tions.

Grant

The annual budget is €2,200,000  and the minimum con­tri­bu­tion of the Fund for each Standard Grants is €6,001 and more. The finan­cial con­tri­bu­tion of the Fund can­not exceed 70% of total project costs includ­ing the in-kind con­tri­bu­tion of the appli­cant, or in-kind con­tri­bu­tions of other sub­jects. The max­i­mum time frame of the pro­posed bud­get is 12 months (even if the projects are envis­aged to last longer).

Application

The deadline for application is 15 September, 2012.
All grant appli­ca­tions must be submitted by 12:00 (noon) CET on the given deadline date; signed hard-copy ver­sions (print­outs) with accom­pa­ny­ing doc­u­men­ta­tion can be per­son­ally deliv­ered by 16:30 CET on the same day or sent by post with that day’s post­mark as the latest.
Contact details:
Miroslava Nosáľová Fekiačová, Head Secretary
Tel.: +421 259 203 811, –802
E-mail: viseg­rad­[email protected]
For fur­ther con­tact details please see Fund’s Secretariat.

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