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National Network: 
Czech Republic
VELbloud, o.s.Jungmannova 972, Louny, Czech Republic
440 01 Louny
Czech Republic
+420 602 626 450
Organisation Type: 
Individual Person
Year of Establishment: 
General Information: 

We have 4 members - editor in chief, press speaker, graphician and distribution manager. Every issue of the journal (500 prints) cost 650 Euro. Last year we did 3. We use our own funds, plus journal sales, plus occasional contributions e.g. from the Louny municipality or saudi Cultural Bureau in Vienna. The photo exhibitions costs are covered by the society members.

Mission and Objectives: 

The main mission is an effort for the improvement of the general view of the Islamic cultural territory, with approaching their life and cultural and social values, as well as realization of cultural, educational and expert contacts between the European and the Islamic world, with an effort for the mutual understanding and approachement. VELbloud is a purely non-political civil society.

Main Projects / Activities: 

Our main project is issuing the VELbloud journal about the Islamic cultural world, with high quality texts and photo illustrations, focused on the culture, history and travelling in the Middle East, organizing thematical social-cultural meetings, giving lectures about the subjects connected with the Islamic territory and its interaction with our Western society and organizing touring photo exhibitions around the Czech Republic.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?: 

We will continue in our work – VELbloud journal, lectures, photo exhibitions, now in a wider international context, with promoting the ALF activities in Czech Republic, coordinating our activities with other members of the Czech Network so that our main mission – presenting the Islamic cultural world, has a better chance to appeal to to the Czech public.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?: 

We would like to join the comunity of organizations with the similar field of interest - Middle East, Islamic cultural world, while we are also looking for a help with finding new ways of funding. We know personnally some mebers of several of the organizations already being already members of the Czech network (Opus Arabicum, Czech-Arab Society)

Contact (1) Full Name: 
Jiri Prokop
Head of the organisation: 
Lubos Drbohlav