Current Affairs

Journey to Italy

From June 26 to July 30 From June 26 to July 30, an event dedicated to the Regions of Italy is scheduled to take place in the cloister and in the Baroque chapel of the Italian Cultural Institute in Prague and is organized by...

Václav Havel president of Czechoslovakia

30 years ago Václav Havel president of Czechoslovakia Initially reluctant to accept the post, Václav Havel became president of Czechoslovakia on December 29, 1989, thus making history as the first president after the end of communism, and as a guide during the country’s difficult...

Civil society under siege

The non-profit organization world in the Czech Republic: from bedrock of democratic life to the target of the media and politicians The Velvet Revolution was driven and supported by those groups which are usually referred to as civil society (a perhaps slightly impolite term...

Josef Sekyra, the first Czechoslovakian at the South Pole

50 years ago Josef Sekyra, the first Czechoslovakian at the South Pole Between 1966 and 1967, the Czech geologist, speleologist and explorer Josef Sekyra participated in a scientific expedition of the Soviet Union conducted on the Queen Maud and Enderby lands, on the Antarctic...

The first Czech public power plant

130 years ago The first Czech public power plant The engineer and inventor František Křižík, the “Czech Edison”, as he was called, is the creator of the first public power plant on the Czech territory. Although the first power plants appeared in the region...

The assassination of Jan Opletal

80 years ago The assassination of Jan Opletal In 1939, the twenty-four-year-old Jan Opletal was a young student of The Faculty of Medicine in Prague. On October 28 of that year, on the anniversary of the founding of the Czechoslovak Republic, he was demonstrating...

The Human Safety Net is expanding in the Czech Republic

The Generali Group Foundation is functioning in this country for the prevention of neonatal asphyxia The Human Safety Net is a movement of people helping others, an “aid chain”. Those being helped, one day could help others… This will create an aid chain that...

Jawa phenomenon

From November 27th to August 30th The Jawa phenomenon At the end of November, the National Technical Museum of Prague inaugurated the exhibition “Jawa phenomenon – Jawa, how you never seen it”, open to the public until the end of August 2020. A tribute...

BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon

From March 5th to 8th BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon The city of Nové Město na Moravě, in the Vysočina region, will host the seventh stage of the 43rd edition of the 2019-2020 Biathlon World Cup which will take place for the first time...

90 years of Nepomuk College

This religious institution in Rome is a reference point for Czech citizens in the Eternal City College for young seminarians preparing for the mission as future Catholic priests, meeting point, centre of the religious, cultural and scientific life of the Czechs in the Italian...