The project aiming to set up a network of researchers and experts on entrepreneurship from Visegrad countries has been kicked off on 4-5 March in Budapest. The initiative is led by HETFA who hosted the first meeting in Budapest on 4-5 March 2019 to launch the joint work.

The project titled V4 Network on Entrepreneurship is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.
The main aim of the V4 Network on Entrepreneurship project is to set up a pool of knowledge, experts and researchers to form new, cross-country network about entrepreneurship and SMEs in the Visegrad countries.

The meeting in Budapest enabled partners to agree on the main tasks and responsibilities and to start the main work. In September 2019 the project is organizing a conference focusing on SMEs in V4 countries, where academics, organizations and other stakeholders will be invited to share their countries’ and disciplines’ knowledge. Workshop and parallel session will aim to tackle various sub-topics, such as female entrepreneurs, family businesses, young entrepreneurs, etc.

As a closure of the project, a final workshop will be held in Bratislava in January 2020 with the involvement of decision-makers from the Visegrad countries to deliver joint policy recommendations aiming to support them in fine-tuning entrepreneurship related policies.

The partnership of the project consists of the following organisations:
– HÉTFA Research Institute – Coordinator (HU)
– IDEA Development Foundation (PL)
– Slovak Business Agency (SK)
– University of Economics, Prague (CZ)

The official website is already available, so for further details stay tuned on http://hetfa.eu/v4_network_on_entrepreneurship/! The social media channels of the project will start in due time.