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NATO Contact Point Embasy: NATO participation in the Global Quantum Symposium in Basel

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The Global Quantum Symposium took place in Basel from 18 -20 March, bringing together experts from academic research in quantum computing and related technologies with the rapidly growing quantum industry worldwide. Up to 50 top speakers from… more ►

Exhibition „ATLAS „ by Jana Kasalová in L&C; Tirelli Gallery

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The exhibition is a part of the 34th edition of the festival ‚Ecological Days Olomouc‘ 2024, titled ‚:OPEN EDO:‘. more ►

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the ongoing Russian aggression against Ukraine

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Two years ago, Vladimir Putin launched a massive neo-colonial war against Ukraine, however, Russia's aggression has been going on for 10 years - since 2014, when its army annexed Crimea and sparked the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine. Russia's… more ►

NATO Contact Point Embassy: Partnership is essential in protecting against cyber-attacks

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NATO and Czechia at the Swiss Cyber Security Days, the leading dialogue and knowledge platform in the field of cyber security. more ►

Get-together of CEE Ambassadors and the Board of SEC

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On 1 February 2024, the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Bern hosted a meeting of representatives of the SEC - Chamber of Commerce Switzerland - Central Europe with ambassadors of Central and Eastern European countries. more ►

Summer Schools of Slavonic Studies 2024

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Summer Schools of Slavonic Studies (SSSS) are study courses organized by several public universities in the Czech Republic. Courses are held annually during the summer months (July, August, September). Their duration ranges from 3 to 4 weeks.… more ►

Invitation to the international exhibition of technical innovations, patents and inventions INVENT ARENA 2024

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From June 12 to 13, 2024, the 3rd edition of the international exhibition of technical innovations, patents and inventions INVENT ARENA 2024 will take place in Třinec, Czech Republic. more ►

Schengen Information System

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The Office for Personal Data Protection has prepared an information leaflet on the Schengen Information System (SIS). The leaflet contains brief information on the nature and purpose of the SIS, the relevant legal framework, the rights of data… more ►

Christmas Jazz Concert at the Czech Embassy

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During the Advent season, a Christmas jazz concert featuring Czech pianist Daniel Bulatkin and Dutch singer Laura Drion took place at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Bern. The concert took place as part of the Swiss tour of both artists and… more ►

NATO Contact Point Embassy to Switzerland: debate on the Women, Peace and Security Agenda (the WPS Agenda)

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The NATO CPE, has organized a debate on WPS at NATO and Switzerland on 29 November 2023 at the Czech Embassy premises. The fruitful debate took place on the regular meeting of the diplomatic corps and Swiss female civil servants, the so-called… more ►

Czech scholarships for Swiss students for the academic year 2024/2025

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The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic (MEYS) offers scholarships to Swiss nationals within the framework of an intergovernmental exchange program concluded with the Swiss Confederation. These 2-4 scholarships for a… more ►

Exhibition of Czech and Slovak stamps at the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in Bern

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On 2 November, 2023, the opening ceremony of the exhibition of Czech and Slovak stamps took place at the International Office of the Universal Postal Union. more ►

Defence and Security Community to Meet at FUTURE FORCES Forum & Exhibition 2024

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Czech Republic will host the 15th edition of the biennial networking, expert panels and exhibition FUTURE FORCES FORUM (FFF) on 16 – 18 October 2024. more ►

30 postdoctoral fellowships available within Physics for Future (P4F)

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The MSCA Cofund Action - Physics for Future (P4F) first call for postdoctoral fellowships is now open! more ►

NATO Contact Point Embassy: Lecture in Zurich and Bern on the conclusions of the NATO Summit in Vilnius

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NATO Contact Point Embassy (CPE): On 26 and 27 September the CPE in Bern organized a lecture and a debate by the Deputy Head of Engagement Section of NATO Public Diplomacy Division, Dr Petr Luňák, for experts of the Centre for Security Studies… more ►

Czech Ideas - Invitation to the online workshop

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The upcoming online workshop “Czech Ideas“ organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic is focused on the topic of Hydrogen technology and will take place on September 26th at 13:00 (CET, GMT+2). more ►

NATO Contact Point Embassy: " Strategic Importance of the Western Balkans and Cybersecurity Challenges ".

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On 29 June, a roundtable was held at the Maison de la Paix in Geneva, where Czech, Swiss, and Alliance experts discussed ensuring peace and stability and security challenges for the Western Balkans region. more ►

NATO Contact Point Embassy: Lecture by Chargé d'Affaires a. i. Jiří Ellinger for NATO Defence College

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Switzerland was one of the destinations of a short stay of NATO Defence College students in Rome. During their visit, CDA a.i. Jiří Ellinger gave a lecture on the current security situation in Europe and on the scope of activities of the NATO… more ►

NATO Contact Point Embassy: "The future of NATO in the light of the Russian war in Ukraine"

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As part of its activities as Contact Point Embassy to Switzerland, the Czech Embassy organized on 5 May 2023 a discussion of Ambassador Ivan Počuch, Director of the Security Policy Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech… more ►

Petr Pavel inaugurated as new Czech president

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Czechia has a new president – Petr Pavel, a former army general who has extensive experience in military and international relations. President Pavel's inauguration ceremony took place on 9th March 2023, marking the start of his presidency… more ►

Humanitarian Aid from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Helped Ukrainian Refugees with Shelter and Medical Care

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The Czech Republic has actively been providing aid to Ukraine since the first day of Russian aggression. In addition to supplying weapons and military equipment and receiving hundreds of thousands of refugees or voluntary collections of citizens… more ►

Czechia sends hundreds of heavy military systems worth tens of billions to Ukraine during the first year of Russian invasion

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In the first year of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Czechia has delivered dozens of tanks, combat and armoured vehicles and other heavy military systems to Ukraine. Roughly one third of the material came from the Czech Army, the rest was… more ►

Consular and Travel Information

Opening hours for the Public: Monday - Friday before noon (excluding Czech national Holidays) - It is necessary to make an appointment with us in advance by e-mail. more ►

Summer Schools of Slavonic Studies 2023

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Summer Schools of Slavonic Studies (hereinafter referred to as "SSSS“) are study courses organized by several public universities in the Czech Republic. Courses are held annually during the summer months (July, August, September). Their… more ►

Czech scholarships for Swiss students for the academic year 2023/2024

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The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic (MEYS) offers two scholarships to Swiss nationals within the framework of an intergovernmental exchange program concluded with the Swiss Confederation. These scholarships are… more ►

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Bern assumes the role of NATO Contact Point Embassy in Switzerland

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On 10 January, the Czech Republic officially took over the role of NATO Contact Point Embassy in Switzerland from Canada for the period 2023-2024. The role of the NATO Contact Point Embassy in Bern is to contribute to the relationship between… more ►

Future Forces Forum 2022

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From 19 to 21 October 2022 the 14th edition of FUTURE FORCES FORUM /FFF/ will take place in Prague more ►

Invitation to the MSV International Engineering Fair in Brno, from 4 to 7 October 2022

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We would like to cordially invite you to the 63rd edition of the MSV International Engineering Fair which will take place in Brno, the Czech Republic, from 4 to 7 October 2022. MSV is the largest and most important industrial fair in Central… more ►

Entry into the territory of the Czech Republic

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All persons traveling to the territory of the Czech Republic from Switzerland and Liechtenstein can enter into the territory of the Czech Republic without any restrictions. They are not required to complete an electronic Passenger Locator Form… more ►

The Czech Republic opened a new Honorary Consulate in Lausanne headed by Mr Petr Kotal

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Mr Petr Kotal has been appointed the Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic in Lausanne. The Honorary Consulate will be responsible for the francophone cantons of Vaud, Geneva, Jura, Neuchâtel, Valais and Fribourg. more ►

Minister Jan Lipavský held talks with the Liechtenstein Foreign Minister on Ukraine and the EU Council

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Minister Jan Lipavský mainly discussed support for Ukraine with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Education and Sports of Liechtenstein, Dominique Hasler. During her visit to Prague on 18 - 19 May 2022. Czech Foreign Minister informed her about… more ►

Tomas Bata University Summer Schools 2022

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Tomas Bata University in Zlín is organising two-week courses for people all over the world. Participants can choose from variety of courses in different fields. All courses last from 8 to 19 August 2022, therefore participants can sign to one… more ►

Academy of Fine Arts in Prague opens a new Master degree program „Art in Context“ in English

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Art in Context is an entirely new accredited small-scale international MFA program aimed at deepening students’ skills & collaborative competencies in art practices across various visual arts media and theory. more ►

Broadway Palace – extraordinary cultural monument in the centre of Prague and unique investment opportunity

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The Czech Office for Government Representation in Property Matters (ÚZSVM) offers in the second competitive tendering the Broadway Palace for sale in an electronic auction. The new owner will not only get large office space right in the centre… more ►

Commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the passing of President Václav Havel

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The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Bern and the Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic to the United Nations Office, together with Marcela Bideau, Chair of the Swiss branch of the Olga Havel Goodwill Committee and vice-president of the Geneva… more ►

Invitation for the 50th International Children´s Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice 2022

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The Czech Embassy in Bern cordially invites children and teachers to participate in the 50th International Children´s Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice (ICEFA) 2022. more ►

Restart of the trade fairs in Brno Exhibition Center after an annual break

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Press release, August 19, 2021 The increase in herd immunity in the Czech Republic and in Europe is a good signal for the restart of trade fair and congress events in the Brno Exhibition Center. “Trade fairs are a part of business life… more ►

Interview with the Czech Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein

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Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein Kateřina Fialková spoke in an interview with Barbara John from the HST-Chamber of Commerce Switzerland-Czech Republic about relations with Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Czech compatriots, cooperation… more ►

Czechia will reduce and cap the number of Russian embassy workers

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The Russian Federation did not respond to the Czech request to return staff to the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Moscow. Therefore, pursuant to Art. 11 of the Vienna Convention, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs decided to reduce and cap the… more ►

Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on current developments in Czech-Russian relations

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The available evidence clearly indicates that Russian intelligence officers were behind the explosions in the ammunition warehouse in Vrbětice. This is not only a serious crime that has led to the loss of innocent Czech lives, a general threat,… more ►

Operations of the consular section

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The Consular Section of the Embassy of the Czech Republic Bern has a new appointment system. The usual walk-in service has been suspended until further notice. more ►

The Geopolitical Studies programme at Charles University in Prague

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Geopolitical studies is a two-year long multidisciplinary programme in English introduced by the Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University offering students a chance to learn from renowned academics and experts. The programme focuses… more ►

Booklet 25 years of the Czech Republic´s OECD membership

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On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Czech Republic's membership of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in December 2020, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, in cooperation with other… more ►

Minister Petříček in Bern discussed strengthening trade and bilateral relations between Switzerland and the Czech Republic

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Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs Tomáš Petříček met with his Swiss counterpart Ignazio Cassis on Tuesday, 6 October 2020 in Bern. The meeting focused on the support of Czech-Swiss trade and investment relations, current EU issues, including… more ►

The Czech Republic announced its candidate for Secretary-General of the OECD, Vladimír Dlouhý

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On Thursday, 3 September 2020, Czech Foreign Minister Tomáš Petříček introduced the country's candidate for Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Vladimír Dlouhý, at the Černín Palace. The… more ►

The Trade Fairs Brno Co. resumes its activities in September 2020

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Trade Fairs Brno Co. intends to start its interrupted trade fair season at the end of August 2020 with the tradional Styl / Kabo trade fair. more ►

Information to the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Czech Republic

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Information to the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Czech Republic more ►

Kateřina Fialková Appointed Czech Republic Ambassador to Liechtenstein

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Kateřina Fialková, ambassador of the Czech Republic to the Swiss Confederation, is the new and historically third accredited Czech ambassador to the Principality of Liechtenstein. A letter of credence was handed over to His Serene Highness… more ►

Kateřina Fialková Is the New Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Switzerland

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On 5th September 2019, the new ambassador of the Czech Republic to Switzerland, Kateřina Fialková, handed over her letter of credence to the President of the Swiss Confederation, Ueli Maurer, and officially assumed her new position. more ►

UNESCO’s World Poetry Day

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In light of the recent horrific terrorist attack in Christchurch in New Zealand and the general rise of movements tied to xenophobia, anti-semitism, Islamophobia, and anti-immigrant sentiment, poetry can be a much-needed force for good in… more ►