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International meeting of young beekeepers from the countries of V4

The idea of international cooperation of the countries which today we call V4 was originally propagated by J. A. Komenský, significant scientis, teacher who lived in 17 th century and who was also a beekeeper. Our project carries the spirit of his qoute: “Beekeeping taught me more about nature than all the books in the world. ”

The cooperation of the V4 countries in the area of beekeeping has been reestablish last year, 2018 at Budapest. The goal of this cooperation is not just to solve current problems, but we also have to think about the future. The future of beekeeping are the young beekeepers and this is where we can find the biggest differencies among the V4 countries.

International meeting of young beekeepers from the countries of V4 will take place from july 29th to august 2nd in Banská Bystrica and is supported by Visegrad fund.  We are preparing this meeting with our partners Czech Beekeepers Association, Hungarian Beekeepers Association and Polish Beekeepers Association.

The Fund is an international donor organization, established in 2000 by the governments of the Visegrad Group countries—Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia to promote regional cooperation in the Visegrad region (V4) as well as between the V4 region and other countries, especially in the Western Balkans and Eastern Partnership regions. The Fund does so by awarding €8 million through grants, scholarships and artist residencies provided annually by equal contributions of all the V4 countries. Other donor countries (Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States) have provided another €10 million through various grant schemes run by the Fund since 2012.