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  • Jan 27, 2021 Robots from Taiwan to Be Used in Teaching at Prague schools
    Thanks to cooperation between Prague and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, the first technological aids from Taiwan will arrive at Prague schools this week. Robots will help in lessons for lower grades at the grammar school in Čakovice, while spectrum analysers will be utilised at the Secondary Industrial School of Electrical Engineering in Ječná. This is the pilot phase of joint projects that Prague is preparing in cooperation with Taiwan. Cooperation projects in the field of education are being prepared, with their implementation planned for this year. These include digitisation in the field of children's education, IT innovation and climate change awareness.
  • Nov 13, 2020 Prague European Summit 2020
    Prague European Summit is a platform for strategic dialogue about common responses to EU's challenges. It connects public officials, business and NGO representatives, academics and journalists to discuss topics such as EU leadership, security, new technologies and digital age, current economic & foreign policy challenges, or the impact of various policies and trends on the European society. 
  • Oct 31, 2020 Prague Zoo exhibition captures the beauty of Przewalski’s horses
    Do not despair if you missed the exhibition ‘The Beauty of Wild Horses’ in Prague Zoo before its closure. The garden has prepared an online version of the exhibition, which is now available on their website.

    Prague Zoo has played an important role in saving Przewalski’s horse from extinction since 1921, and more recently, in returning these wild horses to their natural habitat, the steppes of central Asia. The zoo also keeps a breed registry for Przewalski’s horse species.
  • Oct 31, 2020 Outdoor photo exhibition captures the beauty and ugliness of Wenceslas Square
    ‘Dvě tváře Prahy’, meaning Two Faces of Prague, is a competition in which the participating photographers capture either the positive or the negative aspects of Prague. An outdoor exhibition of 23 winning photographs on large panels can be seen until the 5th of November in the pedestrian zone of Na Příkopě Street.

    The theme of ‘Dvě tváře Prahy 2020’ was Wenceslas Square and the surrounding area, and all types of photographers took part: adults, young people, children, keen amateurs and professionals. A total of 720 images were sent to the competition, the most in its eleven-year history.
  • Oct 28, 2020 Become an expert in astronomy!
    Prague Planetarium and the Štefánik Observatory commence another two-year course in astronomy. Those who complete the course successfully will have an opportunity to work in the Astronomy Club of the Štefánik Observatory.

    The two-year astronomical course has been held for over 50 years and offers the participants basic knowledge of modern astronomy along with knowledge of the night sky and the basics of working with astronomical instruments.
  • Oct 23, 2020 Autumn colours in Prague Botanical Garden
    Prague Botanical Garden was of the few places not affected by the government’s Covid-19 restrictions, but unfortunately it had to close today. Hopefully, it will reopen soon so that visitors will be able to enjoy the beautiful autumn colours!

    The garden is truly magical in the autumn. Those who think that all flowers have already bloomed are mistaken. For example, the Ornamental Garden is still full of colour these days.
  • Oct 23, 2020 Smetana’s music to resonate from the Municipal House
    Prague Symphony Orchestra (FOK) will perform Smetana’s ‘Má vlast’ (‘My Country’) in Obecní dům (Municipal House) for Independent Czechoslovak State Day on the 28th of October. There will be no audience, but the concert will be streamed via the Prague Symphony Orchestra’s YouTube channel so it can be seen live all over the world.
  • Oct 22, 2020 Prague Zoo to build new Arctic pavilion
    Prague Zoo has been breeding polar bears since 1932, and they have had several significant breeding successes since then. However, taking care of them is very difficult and the 80-year-old pavilion is no longer suitable, so Prague Zoo is going to build a new Arctic pavilion.
  • Oct 16, 2020 Help Prague Zoo during the coronavirus pandemic
    As a result of the further government regulations in relation to the coronavirus pandemic, Prague Zoo in Troja has had to close again. The zoo currently expects to close for 17 days, which means a big loss for the zoo. How can you help?
    Although Prague Zoo is largely funded by Prague City Hall, its resources are limited. Therefore, the zoo is asking the public for help.
  • Oct 9, 2020 Prague hosts unique photography festival
    Fotograf Festival, which takes place in Prague until the 18th of October, is a festival of photography, which explores the relationship between contemporary art and photography. A series of exhibitions and film screenings in several locations in Prague will be organised, as well as lectures, debates with artists and performances.
    The motto of this year’s festival is ‘Uneven Ground’. Come to explore the unknown, the unexpected, the other. In eight connected exhibitions, organisers offer various perspectives, creating and examining connections between artists from different generations and places, as well as between photographers and their models or objects. In doing so, they connect not only one person with another, but also the known with the unknown.
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