The four countries Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary form the so-called Visegrád states. Common historical, cultural and social experiences led to a contractually close cooperation in 1991. The initial main concern of these four was the strengthening of democratic development and the development of a free market economy. Since joining the EU, the Visegrád countries have developed enormously socially and economically. Despite all this, the democracies of the countries are under pressure today. This has an impact on society as well as on European politics.
This workshop offers the chance to get an understandable insight into the Visegrád states. As a result, the following questions can come up, among others: What developments have the countries gone through since the 1990’s? Is there a democratic deficit? How do the states feel about migration? How are the relations with Switzerland? How can cooperation be expanded? What are the challenges of today?