Welcome to the official website of Hungary’s 2021/22 Presidency of the Visegrad Group, a regional cooperation
platform of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. Visit us for the latest information on current V4 priorities and
official high-level meetings, public events and joint projects organised under the Presidency between 1 July 2021 and
30 June 2022, in Hungary and around the world.
27 July 2021
Following last year's highly successful Digital Public Administration Summit (DPAS) , a V4 Summer Workshop was held on 27 July in the framework of the Hungarian V4 Presidency. Watched by more than 350 viewers online, Hungarian, Czech, Polish and Slovak experts discussed, among others, artificial intelligence solutions in public administration and the relationship between public data and economic presence.
7 July 2021
An online conference was held to celebrate the 5th anniversary of operation of the Visegrad Patent Institute (VPI), the Visegrad Group's joint institution seated in Budapest. The event has also provided potential patent applicants with information about the first steps in utilising the intellectual property they generate through R&D&I activities, with the help of patenting.
16 July 2021
The first meeting of the Speakers of the V4 countries' Parliaments during the Hungarian Presidency took place in Fehérvárcsurgó, Hungary, hosted by Hungarian Speaker of the Parliament László Kövér and attended by Slovak Speaker of the Parliament Boris Kollár, Czech Speaker of the Upper House Miloš Vystrčil, Czech Speaker of the Parliament Radek Vondráček, Polish Speaker of the Senate Tomasz Grodzki, and Polish Speaker of the House of Commons Elžbieta Witeková.
Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Visegrad countries met for the first time under the Hungarian V4 Presidency in Komárom to exchange views on the future of Europe, post-pandemic economic recovery, migration and the Western Balkans. They agreed to jointly support Lithuania in protecting its borders with Belarus, which is under high pressure due to the influx of illegal migrants.
9 July 2021
A meeting of V4 Prime Ministers, as well as a V4+Slovenia consultation of Prime Ministers took place in Ljubljana, as Slovenia started its EU Presidency and Hungary started its V4 Presidency. Visegrad leaders issued a joint statement on cooperation during the Hungarian Presidency related to the Conference on the Future of Europe, migration and asylum, climate policy, and EU enlargement.