The International Visegrad Fund is an international organization based in Bratislava, Slovakia. The purpose of the Fund is to facilitate and promote the development of closer cooperation among citizens and institutions in the region as well as between the V4 region (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia) and other countries, especially the Western Balkans and countries of the Eastern Partnership (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine). The Fund does so through grant support of common cultural, scientific and educational projects, youth exchanges, cross-border projects and tourism promotion, and through individual mobility programs (scholarships, residencies).
As for Standard Grants funding, the Visegrad Fund entities from at least three Visegrad Group (V4) countries (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) must be involved. It is advised, however, to include partners from all V4 countries.
Projects financed within Standard Grants should fall within one of the following six categories: cultural cooperation, scientific exchange and research, education, youth exchange, cross-border cooperation or promotion of tourism.