2017 V4 Project of the Year award winners visit the Fund

The winners of the 2017 V4 Project of the Year award that was announced on December 15, visited us in Bratislava for a small award ceremony held at the Visegrad Fund.


The winner is…

The winning Avalanche Prevention in Ukrainian Carpathians project by Karpatský turistický spolek (Czechia), Turkula (Poland), Pes a lavíny (Slovakia) and Ternopiľska oblasna federacija sportyvnogo turyzmu Ukrajiny (Ukraine) was presented with the award by the Executive Director of the Visegrad Fund, Beata Jaczewska.

The main focus of the project in cooperation with Czech, Polish and Slovak avalanche experts was to share the theoretical knowledge and practical skills for avalanche prevention with their counterparts in Ukrainian mountains. Part of the project was also the involvement of Ukrainian non-governmental organizations and voluntary rescuers in monitoring and publishing avalanche warnings in the Ukrainian Carpathians.

With more than 71,000 people reached, more than 29,000 video views and 1,400 reactions (likes & shares) received and an unspecified number of unprepared climbers and skiers encouraged to go to the wild and needing to be rescued, mountain rescue services in Visegrad region won´t run out of business any time soon!


About the award and nominees 

Visegrad Project of the Year Award is awarded by the International Visegrad Fund annually in order to express appreciation to non-governmental organizations and public institutions for their efforts contributing to Visegrad cooperation.

The projects are nominated by the Visegrad Fund team for representing the best examples of Visegrad cooperation implemented during the year. The winner is decided by a public online vote. In addition to public recognition of their work, the awarded organizations are also granted a financial prize to support their mission in the region. Together 4 finalists were on the shortlist of 2017’s most successful projects for regional cooperation supported by Visegrad grants: