The Visegrad Group was established as an alliance of initially three and later four countries to pursue European integration as well as to strengthen military, economic and energy cooperation between them. The Visegrad Group (also referred to as the “Visegrad Four” or simply as “V4”) reflects the efforts of four Central European countries – Czechia, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary – to cooperate in many areas of common interest within the framework of pan-European integration. The activities of the group are coordinated by the Foreign Ministries of the V4 countries, but also include all levels of government and state administration. With the establishment of the International Visegrad Fund in 2000 – the only institutionalised form of Visegrad cooperation so far – non-governmental organisations and civic initiatives for ‘bottom-up’ building of a regional alliance began to enjoy support. The activities of the Visegrad Group aim at strengthening stability and prosperity in the Central European region. The V4 countries see cooperation as a challenge and its success as the best proof of their ability to integrate into structures such as the European Union. The first High Level Summit took place in the city of Visegrad on 15 February 1991. The venue was chosen to symbolically link the event with the meetings of the three kings at Visegrad in 1335 and 1336.
Are you ready to discover the rich history of the V4 Group? Discover the exhibition in electronic format here or by taking a walk in the Etterbeek district!
This open air exhibition will be visible between 15 February and 21 Mars 2021. Address: 29-30 avenue des Gaulois, 1040 Etterbeek.
© Images : Łukasz Zwolan, Marek Maciejczyk et Veronika Barrera