Policy Brief: Reducing poverty in the Visegrad countries

As part of a study visit to the Brussels office of the Think Visegrad platform, a publication by Tamáš Boros was created, which focuses on the issue of poverty in the Visegrad countries. The document outlines the current situation in the region, as despite robust economic growth in the V4 countries, unemployment is still much higher than in Western Europe.

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Policy Brief: Black Sea Synergy: Adopting a Holistic Approach to Maritime Security

As part of a study visit to the Brussels office of Think Visegrad, a publication by Michael van Ginkel was published, focusing on prosperity and security in the Black Sea region. The document provides an overview of the current situation in the region, possible threats, and ways to prevent them. The author of the paper recommends adopting a holistic approach to maritime security and describes priority areas that could benefit from increased synergies in the Black Sea region.

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Policy Paper: Czechia’s Policies within the EU in the Context of the Upcoming Presidency to the EU Council

Łukasz Ogrodnik's publication entitled "The Czechia's EU Policy in the Context of the Upcoming European Council Presidency" was published as part of a study stay in the Brussels office of the Think Visegrad platform. It describes priorities of the upcoming Presidency in relation to the Czech European policy, and most probable challenges.

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Policy Paper: Between Pragmatism and Principles – EU and the Consolidation of Authoritarianism in its Southern Neighbourhood

Sara Nowacka's publication "Between Pragmatism and Principles - The EU and the Consolidation of Authoritarianism in its Southern Neighbourhood" was published as part of a study stay in the Brussels office of the Think Visegrad platform. It highlights the way in which the EU's policy towards its southern neighbourhood has changed since the Arab Spring.

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 Paving the digital path in Central and Eastern Europe  - Regional perspectives on advancing digital transformation and cooperation

Christian Kvorning Lassen, Director of Research at EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, contributed with his text on Bridging the digital gaps – a Czech perspective in a new publication titled: Paving the digital path in Central and Eastern Europe - Regional perspectives on advancing digital transformation and cooperation from Centre for European Perspective - CEP.

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KKI 4:1 series: Should the Western Balkans participate in the Conference on the Future of Europe?

Our researcher Jana Juzová contributed to another series of analyses of four experts answering a question from the field of international politics and economics. This publication examined whether the Western Balkans should participate in the Conference on the Future of Europe.

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MINILATERAL COOPERATION IN THE EU: Internal Cohesion, Group Dynamics, and Voting Behaviour of Selected State Blocks

Our research fellow Vít Havelka contributed to the publication "MINILATERAL COOPERATION IN THE EU: Internal Cohesion, Group Dynamics, and Voting Behaviour of Selected State Blocks", published by the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade. He is the author of a chapter on the Visegrad Group.

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TOPAZ: Grean Deal and middle class

Our researcher Kateřina Davidová contributed a chapter "The Middle Class as a Driver of Decarbonisation" to the Green Deal for Europe publication. The authors of this publication propose solutions that reflect Europe's economic and social reality and stress that the Green Deal debate must reflect the broader aspects of the whole issue.

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Is climate litigation paving the way for a more effective and fair climate governance?

Charlotte Bufano has published a blog post that focuses on the topic of climate change in relation to governments and their policies.

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Think Visegrad Fellowship offer: Call for proposals 2021

The Think Visegrad platform, which brings together think tanks from the Visegrad countries, including the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, is offering 8 visiting fellowships to non-Visegrad expert fellows for the period Autumn/Winter of 2021. The duration of fellowships varies from 6 to 8 weeks (based on agreement with the hosting institute).

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