INVITATION: V4 and larger regional platforms: Convergence or competition?

We would like to invite you to the debate "V4 and larger regional platforms: Convergence or competition?" Organized by the Think Visegrad platform which brings together 8 think-tanks from Central Europe.

In the past decade, two initiatives aiming to induce much needed investments in Central and Eastern Europe were established – the Three Seas Initiative (TSI) and the “17+1” platform. While both platforms focus mainly on infrastructure and energy sector projects, their origin and purpose differ significantly. To what extent are the regionally owned TSI and the 17+1, initiated by China, complementary to each other? Are there any overlaps or competition between the two platforms? And what impact do the two initiatives have on the Visegrad cooperation?

• Alica Kizeková, Senior Researcher, Institute of International Relations Prague / Ústav mezinárodních vztahů

• Konrad Poplawski, Head of Central European Department, Centre for Eastern Studies - OSW

• Tomáš Strážay, Director, Slovak Foreign Policy Association 

• Márton Ugrósdy, Director, Külügyi és Külgazdasági Intézet / Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade

Chair: Jana Juzová, Research Fellow, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy


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Jana Juzová
Senior Research Fellow

Expertise: regionalism, Visegrad cooperation, democratization and European integration of the Western Balkan countries, EU enlargement

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