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Training for young journalists

Young  journalists living in Finland, Estonia, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Germany are called to connect, debate and learn over a 2-day online workshop in October.

A Crescent Moon above Prague

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Nad Prahou půlměsíc

The fourteenth edition of the Nad Prahou half-moon festival is here, and with it this year's program is full of theatre, literature, music and dance, meetings with interesting guests. It will mainly belong to women; authors, actresses, directors, creators, intellectuals, journalists, heroines..

We live in dizzying times. Women's voices are growing stronger around the world. Women are yearning for equality, freedom, love, life in peace and safety, joyful creation, respect, and understanding. Let's hear these voices! We will inflect women and femininity in different forms. Through songs or graceful dance movements, plays and staged readings by authors from Syria and Iran, we can find them in contemporary Emirati short stories. In short, five unusual festival days full of original, attractive and maximally lively programs await you.

We look forward to meeting you!

Lucie Němečková, director of the festival

https://www.nadprahoupulmesic.cz/

Agency for Migration and Adaptation AMIGA, z.s.

National Network
Czech Republic
Address

Záhřebská 539/15
12000 Prague
Czechia

Telephone
+420775654563
E-Mail
asusenik@gmail.com
Mobile Phone
+420775654563
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2010
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
  2. Gender
  3. Human rights
  4. International/Cultural relations
  5. Research
  6. Youth and education
General Information
Our organizations was founded 2010 by migrants living in the Czech Republic with the purpose to promote and develop mutual adaptation and communication between migrants, and host society and promoting a healthy, harmonious and filled life at the international, national, community, family and individual level. Within 3 years of it's existence AMIGA became a renown NGO active on community, national and international level. It's organizational structure consists of the chairperson, execultive board and members. All members of our organization work on voluntary basis. Budgetary resources per year: vary from 6000 to 60000 euro. Sources of funding: membership fees, City of Prague, EU Commission. Main partners: Consortium of Migrants Assisting Organizations in teh Czech Republic (AMIGA is a member from 2014), InBáze, People in Need, Business and Professional Women Association, Migrant Women Club “Cennejsší než perla”, House of National Minorities, Integration Center Prague, Foreigners Integration Centers Plzen and Pardubice, EURAXXESS Czech Republic, INEX-SDA. International organizations: member of European Migration Network, Medecins du Monde - Doctors of the  World, European Network to Reduce Vulnerabilities in Health.
Mission and Objectives

Our mission is to promote and develop mutual adaptation and communication between migrants, and host society and promoting a healthy, harmonious and filled life at the international, national, community, family and individual level.
Objectives:
- strengthening of rights of migrants in the Czech Republic including areas of social security, education, labor market and health care
- development of skills, competencies, leadership and participation in community and political life among migrants
- creation of optimal conditions for effective adaptation and integration of migrants in the host society through education
- joining migrant and Czech majority together for common fight with stereotypes, finding and solving of common challenges

Main Projects / Activities

1. Project on involvement of migrants from third countries into volunteering activities in local volunteer and community centers as a tool for integration and empowerment (innovative approach for the Czech Republic). As a result migrant volunteers founded the handicraft studio and started organizing workshops and lectures on topic of their expertise for other migrant women. Our young volunteers founded an informal group and started their own projects on education, connection and mutual help of foreign and Czech students (dialog clubs, workshops, informational meeting, education support and psychological help).
2. Series of educational and psychological trainings for migrants and 3-months course on psychological self-help for migrant women “Pilgrimage to yourself“.
3. International project “All together on labour market” – education of migrants in the field of Czech legislation (AMIGA is a partner from non-governmental sector)
4. EACEA EU project “Active citizens combating youth unemployment-JOBNET” – research on best practices in the field of youth unemployment in the Czech Republic and 5 other countries in EU.
5. Erasmus+ project PRONET - youth social enterpreneurship hub (AMIGA was a coordinator, partners froom Germany, Spain, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia).

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

Sharing our key strategies:
-own “know-how’s ” (involvement of migrants into volunteering in local volunteer and community centers as a tool for integration, empowerment and inter-generational and inter-cultural dialogue and mutual support),
-wide involvement of migrants in the planning and management on all stages of all activities in our organization as well as into activities of the umbrella prganization of Czech NGOs - the Consortium of MIgrants Assisting Organizations in the Czech Republic and other national and international networks
-intensive collaboration with local and community NGO’s and community representatives and authorities
-active distribution of information about all activities for migrants available in the Czech Republic using social media and presentations,
-recruiting of migrants for participation in different social and education programs organized by other NGOs and Czech state and community institutions

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

To be a part of international community, to strengthen our coutry capacities and to support efforts of organizations and groups from other countries.

Contact (1) Full Name
Elena Tulupova
Job Title
chair person
Head of the organisation
Elena Tulupova
Contact (2) Full Name
Irina Yurkevich
Job Title (2)
member of Executive Board

Al-Jawahiri Cultural Exchange Centre

National Network
Czech Republic
Address

Kon?vova 19
130 00 Praha 3
Czechia

Telephone
+420 222 582 020
Telephone (other)
+420 603412120
Fax
+420 222 582 010, +420 272 917 266
E-Mail
jawahiricent@yahoo.com
E-Mail (2)
babyloncz@yahoo.com
Mobile Phone
+420 605 770 475
Mobile Phone (other)
+420 603 412 120
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2002
Fields of Activity
  1. International/Cultural relations
General Information
1- A three-member board assisted by 10 Czech and Arab volunteers. 2- Roughly 50,000 Czech crowns 3- Donations from Babylon Information Agency, including premises housing the centre. 4- Seminars, fora, centre website, publications, translations. 5- None 6- Have received licence from Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Czech Republic under document number: VS/1-1/149967/02R
Mission and Objectives

Al-Jawahiri Centre’s basic task is to cultivate and preserve the humanitarian legacy of Mohammed Mahdi al-Jawahiri, arguably the greatest classical Arab poet in the 20th century. The focus is on al-Jawahiri works promoting enlightenment, cultural interaction and understanding among people. Exiled for political and cultural reasons Al-Jawahiri had lived about 30 years in the Czech capital Prague.

Main Projects / Activities

Since its establishment on 17 April 2002 Al-Jawahiri Cultural Exchange Centre has organized and participated in ten cultural seminars and other events. It has published four bulletins and six books and booklets. The centre also has a website regularly updated. All the above events are in Czech and English.
The centre maintains cooperative relations with cultural and public counterparts in the Czech Republic, Iraq and cultural institutions in Arab countries.
Especially worthy of mention is the festival held at the Prague Central Library on 26 October 2007commemorating the 10th anniversary of al-Jawahiri’s death. The event was held under the auspices of the Czech cultural minister, the Iraqi foreign minister and the mayor of Prague Mr Pavel Bém

Contact (1) Full Name
Bashar Nazar Jalal
Head of the organisation
Ing. Rawa Al Jassani
Contact (2) Full Name
Rawa Al Jassani

ArabFest in Pilsen

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arabfest

ARABFEST, the time of love. The 12th annual Festival of Arab Culture will be held in the spirit of love.

Full programme is available here:

http://www.arabfest.cz/en/program/

Wednesday 25.5.

Sex and the Citadel: Shereen El Feki in conversation with Nina Farova

"If you really want to know a people, start by looking inside their bedrooms". For more than a decade, author and activist Shereen El Feki has been doing just that, exploring  connections between sexuality and politics and economics, religion and culture, across the Middle East and North Africa. Join Shereen and Nina as they discuss Shereen's book, "Sex and the Citadel: Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World" and open a window on this largely hidden aspect of Arab societies…

This event will be held in English and will be streamed online on the ArabFest YouTube Chanel

ARABFEST, z.s.

National Network
Czech Republic
Address

Brazdimska 1548
25001 Brandys nad Labem
Czechia

Telephone
00420725797989
E-Mail
tereza.svaskova@arabfest.cz
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2012
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
  2. Democracy and community development
  3. Human rights
  4. International/Cultural relations
  5. Research
  6. Youth and education
General Information
NGO ARAFBEST is a voluntary-based organisation. Currently there are 28 members of our team; most of them are students or graduates of the Department of Middle Eastern Studies of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. Our main project is the annual Festival of Arab Culture. Our budget is very modest (it is around 12, 000 Euro per year). The main sponsor and partner of our activities is the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen (80% of the whole budget); in addition, we regularly receive financial support from some Arab embassies based in Prague and from some private firms. We have a strong network of local partners (e.g. Insaan, Czech-Arab Association, Oriental publishing house Dar Ibn Rushd). We have great relations with the Lebanese festival Beirut Animated, too.
Mission and Objectives

NGO ARABFEST promotes the culture of The Middle East, the culture of the
Arab world. By organising different cultural events, we want to
emphasise the fact that Arab culture has a lot to offer. We want to give
a chance to everyone who comes to the events organised by us to form his
or her own opinion on the Arab world with more detailed information,
with (at least a bit) of personal experience. To show that the media
picture is sometimes just one-sided view. The main aim is to develop
intercultural dialogue not only among different academic fields, but
also among the wider public.

Main Projects / Activities

The main activity of NGO ARABFEST is organising the annual Festival of
Arab Culture. The festival takes place in Spring in the cities of Pilsen
and Prague. Our team has been preparing the festival every year for
eight years and made it one of the most important cultural events in the
region and the biggest Arab culture-related event in the Czech Republic.
The festival program offers concerts, lectures by Czech and foreign
experts, debates, dance performances, exhibitions, workshops,
competitions, food tastings and much more – all tied to the culture of
the Middle East.
We also organise smaller-scale events, e.g. movie screenings and
discussions, and we take part in organising various exhibition projects
during the year.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

We do our work very well. Well, as it is not an occupation for any member of our NGO, it is clear that we fulfill the goals of our organisation just with passion. But the outcomes of the activities, the feedback from experts and from the general public, as well, show that we do it well. Over the past eight years we have learned how to organise the event, how to promote it, how to cooperate; we know our field of study, we know the Arab world from different perspectives. We can contribure to the ALF Network in the Czech Republic with our experience, we can share our practices and we definitely can broaden the range of activities and kinds of events the Network promotes. We gladly will. Last, but not least, we are definitely a reliable partner.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

All our team share the opinion that being a member of the ALF Network
can bring us only advantages. We could meet new partners, start new
cooperations and new projects. We can get feedback "from outside", from
much more experienced organisations. We would like to be more active
also abroad, to promote our activities in an international context.
Although we do have contacts all around the Arab world with different
organisations, galleries and individuals, we would like to strengthen
our international network. And definitely we have to and want to get
better at what we are doing. By joining the ALF Network, without any
doubts we can do so.

Contact (1) Full Name
Tereza Svaskova
Job Title
head of the NGO
Head of the organisation
Tereza Svaskova
Contact (2) Full Name
Michaela Vankova
Job Title (2)
PR coordinator

Art Exhibition "Quiet Waters, Torn Moss"

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The Embassy of the Czech Republic in cooperation with Al Nahda Association for Scientific and Cultural Renaissance prepared a public opening of the Art Exhibition "Quiet Waters, Torn Moss" on the occasion of the Presidency of the Czech Republic in the Council of the European Union and in regards to COP 27 held this November in Sharm al Sheikh.

The exhibition of Czech artists deals with the way of experiencing nature and its reflection. To stop for a moment, to look again at the previously known, to let yourself be influenced by something as familiar and almost ordinary to the Czechs as a walk in the forest. From this inner seclusion in nature and inspiration from the forest, water, natural processes and organic forms, the works in the exhibition will also have a critical undertone within the framework of the negative impact of human action on nature. Various media will be represented at the exhibition, as each of the artists will bring their own, unique perspective – from photography and drawing to video and sound installation.

Exhibiting artists: Jaromír Harna, Pavel Skrott, Jan Kuntoš, Petr Košárek, Magdalena Dubnová
Curator: Magdalena Dubnová

The exhibition opening will also include a commented tour by the Czech artists.

Date: 22nd November 2022, 6:00 PM

The Exhibition will be held until 12th December 2022

Venue: Al Nahda Association for Scientific and Cultural Renaissance - Jesuit Roof Gallery

Free entrance

https://www.facebook.com/ElNahda.Jesuit/

Association for International Affairs

National Network
Czech Republic
Address

Žitná 27 - Praha 1 - 110 00
Prague
Czechia

Telephone
+420.606 426 027
Fax
+420.224.813.460
E-Mail
lenka.filipkova@amo.cz
Mobile Phone
+420 603 193 385
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
1997
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
  2. International/Cultural relations
  3. Research
  4. Youth and education
General Information
1. The Association is led by the Executive Committee comprising the President and two Vice-Presidents (i.e. 3 staff), who are overseen by the honorary Supervisory Committee. These bodies are elected every year by the General Assembly. The Research Centre is steered by its Council and run by its director while consulting its Advisory Board. Other structures depend on individual projects. 2. In 2005, the budget exceeded € 120,000. Figures have been constantly rising over the recent years. 3. Completely project-oriented; grants from international foundations, public agencies, academic institutions and (rarely) private enterprises. 4. Events in public (discussions, conferences, seminars) and in private (roundtables, workshops), publications (books, papers), web portals. 5. Apart from the donors, an informal network of academic/research institutions (think-tanks) and persons across Europe.
Mission and Objectives

Provision of a platform for the expression and realisation of ideas and projects aiming at promoting education, understanding, and tolerance between people irrespective of their race, skin colour, gender, language, religion, political or other affiliation, nationality, or social background. Functioning as a forum for discussion, studies and deeper insight into past and contemporary political events, economy, culture, and social issues, particularly focusing on international issues. Ultimately, support to peace and international cooperation.
To this purpose: (1) running information and education projects for youth and all citizens, (2) conducting research and publishing outcomes.

Main Projects / Activities

- Public discussion series (150 to date), on vital issues or with outstanding personalities (e.g. HRH El-Hassan bin Talal, F. Fukuyama, A. Kwasnievski, F.W. de Klerk, G. Robertson etc.)
- Prague Model United Nations for secondary school attendants
- Series of seminars on the EU in secondary schools
- Annual conferences (Belarus 2004, ENP 2005, “Democratization in EU policies” 2006 – in preparation)
- Expert roundtables (e.g. with Belarusian opposition 2003-2005, Middle East officers of the European Commission 2005 etc.)
- Web-portals (diplomacie.info, café Babel [Prague redaction], blizkovychod.info [being acquired])
- Research based on own priorities and available grants (e.g. on democratic transition processes; migration movements etc.)
- Publication of papers (online and in printed media) and handbooks
- Youth exchange projects (2005 with Turkey)
- Consultation for Czech media

Contact (1) Full Name
Maria Staszkiewicz

BARAKA: Center for Cultures of North Africa and Middle East

National Network
Czech Republic
Address

Praha 10
10400 Praha
Czechia

Telephone
+420 607582739
E-Mail
podzim@hotmail.com
E-Mail (2)
verahruska@email.cz
E-Mail (3)
oldrich.vondruska@email.cz
E-Mail (4)
marketka.jarosova@gmail.com
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2007
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
  2. Environment/Sustainable development
  3. Human rights
  4. International/Cultural relations
  5. Media
  6. Others
  7. Youth and education
General Information
Structure: board - 1 chairman + 2 vice chairmen, ordinary members Budgetary resources: 500 EUR Sources of funding: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, members´ fees, entrance fees Actions: lectures, exhibitions, workshops, film screening Partners: NGO´s
Mission and Objectives

Our mission is to contribute to the mutual dialogue between Europe and NOrth Africa / Middle East and thus eliminating prejudices and misunderstandings within and between our societies. Objectives: - Dissemination of knowledge about Middle Eastern cultures among Czech public - Involvement of young people in projects aimed at understanding of Middle Eastern countries - Providing travel information for people endeavouring for a first-hand experience from Middle Eastern countries - Assistance for people interested in the study of Middle Eastern languages

Main Projects / Activities

- 6-8 public lectures of experts at the Middle East a year - 2-3 photo exhibitions a year - 1 all-evening workshop including film screening a year

Contact (1) Full Name
Pavla Začalová
Job Title
director
Head of the organisation
Pavla Začalová
Contact (2) Full Name
Markéta Jarošová
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