Digital Public Administration Summit - V4 Summer Workshop held on 27 July
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.
Visegrad Patent Institute celebrates fifth anniversary of operation
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.
Speakers of the V4 Countries' Parliaments meet in Fehérvárcsurgó
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.
V4 Ministers of Foreign Affairs Meet in Komárom
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.
V4 Presidency Opening Festival and Visegrad 4 Bicycle Race held on 10 July at Várkert Bazár
10 July 2021
On July 10, Budapest celebrated the beginning of the 2021/22 Hungarian V4 Presidency as well as the start of the 8th Visegrad 4 Bicycle Race in Hungary with a public festival at the Castle Garden Bazaar (Várkert Bazár).