Czech Republic

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Czech Network

The ALF Network in the Czech Republic connects civil society organizations and citizens to build trust and improve mutual understanding. The Head of the Anna Lindh National Network in the Czech Republic is the Institute of International Relations (IIR), which works in the field of international relations, including the area of the Balkans, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, and North Africa as well as the Sub-Saharan Africa.These areas are studied mainly in relation to the EU Common Foreign and Security Policy. As an independent institution originally founded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the IIR also provides policy analysis and recommendations. It also forms a link between the academic world, the public, and international political practice.

Institute of International Relations Prague (IIR) / Ústav mezinárodních vztahů (ÚMV)

Institute of International relations Prague, Nerudova 3, Prague 1 - Malá Strana
118 50 Prague
Czechia

+420 606 330 233
strachova@iir.cz
Historical Background of your Network

From its beginning, the Czech network has been under the auspices of the Institute of International Relations and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It gradually brought together more than 40 non-profit organizations, cultural associations, universities, youth organizations, and other initiatives whose activities aim to inspire intercultural openness and dialogue. They work on culturally and politically relevant topics concerning the intercultural dialogue between Euro-Mediterranean countries to enhance public discussion. The headquarter of the Czech ALF Networkis based in Prague.

Intercultural Dialogue in your country

Intercultural dialogue in the Czech Republic is focused on communication in the contemporary multicultural world and its main objective is to establish a productive dialogue in a culturally diverse society. The need to strengthen intercultural dialogue is increasingly apparent, particularly in the context of the migration crisis and disinformation disseminated via social (and other) media. A large number of local initiatives are dedicated to facilitate intercultural dialogue and to build trust and respect across the Czech society and beyond borders. The public communication by civil society about difficult and emotionally or politically charged issues needs to be reframed and gain much more political support.