, Experience Exchange among V4 and Georgian Youth for

Building Sustainable Communities

The main focus of this project is to address the lack of awareness and knowledge about sustainable development, particularly in regards to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and to provide citizens with the skills and knowledge necessary to actively contribute to sustainable development efforts. This includes the ability to identify salient problems, elaborate innovative solutions, and involve decision makers in the process of localising SDGs to address specific needs of local communities. Recent momentum in sustainable development has emphasised the importance of localising SDGs, which requires the active participation of both governments and citizens. However, there is currently a lack of understanding among citizens on how to effectively engage in this process. This is exacerbated by the absence of university and academic programs focused on SDGs and their practical applications. The available education opportunities around this subject are mostly limited to a set group of stakeholders such as the governmental and non-governmental actors. The project aims to address this issue by increasing awareness and understanding of sustainable development, providing educational resources, training, networking opportunities, and promoting community engagement. By doing so, the project aims to drive progress towards achieving the SDGs and creating a more sustainable future.


Regional Sustainable Development Institute


Sustainable Development Lab



Czech Republic

FutuReg Civic Association



Summer School

The summer school will connect 20 active young citizens from V4 countries and Georgia and provide them with theoretical and practical knowledge on sustainable development goals, localising SDGs, innovative practices for building sustainable communities, and methods for citizen engagement with local decision makers.


5 most prominent participants from the summer school will undertake fellowships at partner organisations and with the mentorship of an assigned professional, will work on analytical articles studying sustainable development challenges of their respective communities, publish the analytical articles on the organisations’ websites and be relayed to the relevant decision-makers at the respective local government body.


The project 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.