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Aims of the project

Visegrad - Water - Security

Project #21920227 funded by Visegrad Fund

The project is co-financed by the Governments of the 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.

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One of the oldest and famous Ukrainian higher educational institution in the direction of water management. The institution is an educational and scientific complex, which prepares highly qualified scientific and pedagogical staff, provides training specialists and conducting research work.

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The Agricultural University of Kraków (Polish: Uniwersytet Rolniczy im. Hugona Kołłątaja w Krakowie), located in Kraków, Poland, became a university by decree of the Council of Ministers as of 28 September 1972. Formerly, it was known as the Higher College of Agriculture, as well as other names, since its establishment in 1890.

Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra is a public university in Nitra, Slovakia. It offers Bachelor's, Engineer's (Master's) and Doctoral degrees in six faculties:Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources;Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences; Faculty of Economics and Management;Faculty of Agricultural Engineering;Faculty of European Studies and Regional Development;Faculty of Horticulture and Landscape Engineering.

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The University of Debrecen (Hungarian: Debreceni Egyetem) is a university located in Debrecen, Hungary. It is the oldest continuously operating institution of higher education in Hungary (since 1538). The university has a well established programme in the English language for international students, particularly in the Medical field, which first established education in English in 1986. There are nearly 5000 international students studying at the university.[2] Until 2014 technical Academy Awards (Oscars) have been awarded to five former students.

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Mendel University in Brno is located in Brno, Czech Republic. It was founded on 24 July 1919 on the basis of the former Tábor Academy. It now consists of five faculties and one institute - the Faculty of Agronomy, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Faculty of Business and Economics, Faculty of Horticulture, Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies and Institute of Lifelong Education. It is named since 1994 after Gregor Mendel, the botanist and "father of genetics", who was active in this city during his lifetime.

           The main issue of the project is increasing the awareness of water resources in partners countries and water security.

         The objectives are the follows: 

  • Determination the main problem in the field of water resources for each partner country;

  • Discussion about the way of solving these problems in partner countries;

  • Exchange of knowledge between the partners;

  • Involving secondary school pupils for increasing awareness;

  • Involving the local authority for exchanging of practice experience in problem-solving.

        These objectives based on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and Water Framework Directive.

         The current situation is different in V4 countries and Ukraine. Therefore we must change the approach to water security and include the problems of flood protection, drinking water supplying, water for food security, climate actions, agriculture water management as the parts of the holistic approach to water security.

          Another task is to improve the quality of education in the direction of water security during the Summer School. Including an innovative teaching program for young students will increase their level in future employment. The students will have occasion to work together and transfer knowledge to their Ukrainian colleagues. Another important objective is to develop an active V4 research team capable to share experiences and become a strong voice in the European Community.