The U.S. Embassy Prague Marines donated gifts in Toys for Tots program

On December 21st Marines from the U.S. Embassy in Prague Detachment donated a gift of Toys for Tots at the Safehouse of St. Joseph for mothers/fathers in need with children in Lochovice near Beroun in the Central Bohemian Region. Thirty-three children altogether will enjoy their new toys at Christmas – both kids at the safehouse and in families in the

Ambassador Schapiro Awards Media Prize at the 2016 Roma Spirit Awards

U.S. Ambassador Schapiro attended the 2016 Roma Spirit Awards on December 10, where he awarded the media prize to Czech Television reporter Richard Samko. In his remarks, Ambassador Schapiro emphasized: “When the media cover cases of exclusion and discrimination, exposing these human rights violations, it increases awareness and understanding from the public, decreasing tolerance for these practices.” Before announcing the

“Czech Refugee Help” Receives A. G. Masaryk Award for Human Rights

On the occasion of International Human Rights Day (December 10), U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic Andrew H. Schapiro presented on December 8 the Alice Garrigue Masaryk Award to Pomáháme lidem na útěku (The Czech Refugee Help or PLNU) organization which supports, helps, and coordinates Czech volunteers working along the Balkan refugee route. “The award was presented for the dedication of

U.S. Consul General Takes HIV Test to Raise HIV/AIDS Awareness

Consul General of the U.S. Embassy in Prague Nikolas Trendowski got himself tested for HIV in Dum Svetla HIV/AIDS center in Prague on the occasion of World AIDS Day on December 1. The purpose was to help raise HIV/AIDS awareness, to highlight strong U.S. role on the topics of HIV/AIDS prevention and to help debunk myths still surrounding HIV. “People

Ambassador Schapiro and U.S. Embassy Team Celebrate Prague Pride Festival

The U.S. Embassy in Prague was proud to support the Prague Pride Festival again this year, which took place August 8-14 throughout the city. This year’s theme was “love,” and the Pride Festival’s objective was to combat prejudice against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) persons and other minorities. The U.S. Embassy organized several Prague Pride-related events at the

U.S. Embassy Supports Prague Pride Festival 2016

The U.S. Embassy in Prague is proud to support the Prague Pride Festival again this year, which will take place August 8-14 throughout the city. This year’s theme is “love,” and the Pride Festival’s objective is to combat prejudice against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) persons and other minorities. 130 events are planned in Prague as part of

The Ambassador Discusses Integration of Refugees With Czech Officials

On June 20, on the occasion of World Refugee Day, U.S. Ambassador Schapiro met with Czech officials who traveled to the U.S. on the International Visitors Leadership Program(IVLP) project for V4 countries entitled Integrating Refugees through Community Outreach. The selected Czech participants included: Ministry of Interior officials Pavel Dymeš and Jan Kepka, Member of Parliament Helena Langšádlová and Caritas’ Refugee

Statement by Ambassador Schapiro on the Occasion of World Refugee Day

Prague, June 20 – World Refugee Day is a time when we reflect on the millions of men, women, and children around the world who have been displaced from their homes because of hardship. Today, we honor their resilience, their courage, and the dedication of those who come to their aid. As a child of a refugee, I know firsthand

Embassy Marks World Refugee Day

The U.S. Embassy in Prague marks the World Refugee Day celebrated on June 20 to commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees around the world. As the largest refugee resettlement country in the world, the United States would like to highlight on this day that refugees have for many years positively contributed to the communities that welcome

U.S. Expert on Refugees Discusses Best Practices in Resettlement and Integration

Ali Al Sudani, Director of Refugee Services in Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, visited the Czech Republic from May 16-27. Mr. Al Sudani spoke to Czech NGOs, government officials, university students, and the Czech media about best practices in refugee resettlement and integration in the United States, and in Texas in particular. “… In the U.S., we do our best

Ambassador Schapiro Visits City of Kadan with Successful Roma Integration

U.S. Ambassador Andrew Schapiro joined Minister for Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Jiri Dienstbier during a visit to the city of Kadan in Northwest Bohemia on April 22. Together with officials from the Agency for Social Inclusion, they met representatives of the local socially excluded area in Prunerov populated predominantly by Roma, and a vocational school in downtown Kadan that

U.S. Embassy Celebrates International Roma Day

Prague, April 7 – On the occasion of International Roma Day on April 8, U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic Andrew Schapiro joined three fellows participating in the Embassy-sponsored Roma Fellowship program, AraArt International Roma Day Events Coordinator David Tiser, and Slovo 21 Roma Fellowship Coordinator Denisa Horvathova in a video reaffirming our commitment to the inclusion and equal treatment

U.S. Embassy Launches Roma Fellowship for Future Roma Leaders

Prague, March 11, 2016 — The U.S. Embassy Prague has launched 9-month fellowships for five Roma university students and graduates through the “Roma Fellowship” program. The program is being implemented by the NGO Slovo 21. The goal of the Roma Fellowship program is to give the fellows an opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills necessary for their professional growth

Ambassador Schapiro Visits the Brno Mosque To Express Support for the Muslim Community

U.S. Ambassador Andrew H. Schapiro met with Muneeb Al Rawi, Head of the Islamic Foundation of Brno, to express U.S. support and solidarity for the Muslim community here and around the world. The two discussed the importance of tolerance, inclusiveness, and building bridges of mutual understanding among faith communities. Ambassador Schapiro said “”I received a warm welcome at the Brno

Exchange Programs Alumni Share Their Experiences from the U.S.

NGO Slovo 21 Project Managers Martina Horvathova and Michal Miko led a roundtable at the U.S. Embassy’s American Center on March 24 to discuss their recent experiences on the U.S. International Visitor Leadership Program Political Action For Civil Rights which took place in Alabama, Texas, Washington and Washington, D.C.  While on the program they studied the history of the U.S.’

Marie Gottfriedová Receives Alice Garrigue Masaryk Award for Human Rights

On the occasion of the anniversary of International Human Rights Day (December 10), U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic Andrew H. Schapiro presented on December 9 the Alice Garrigue Masaryk Award to Marie Gottfriedová, Director of the elementary school in Trmice, for successfully implementing and advocating for inclusive education in the Czech Republic. “As the director of the Trmice elementary

Do You Know Everything about Employment of People with Visual Impairments?

On Monday, November 9, Ambassador Andrew Schapiro opened a conference on integration of people with visual impairments into the workforce through the use of modern technologies. “This conference demonstrates how private companies, government offices, NGOs, and even embassies like mine can include people with various special needs in the workforce. This process not only promotes greater diversity but expands the

FC Embassies vs. FK Junior Roma Děčín: Re-Match

A second friendly football game between FC Roma Jr from Decin and FC Embassies took place in Prague on Sunday, 20 September at Prague’s Podolí. This was a re-match of last year’s highly publicized game between the Decin football team and a team made up of diplomats and embassy personnel from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, USA and

U.S. Embassy Supported Prague Pride Festival

For the fifth year in a row, the U.S. Embassy in Prague was proud to support Prague Pride. The Festival encourages the integration of the LGBT community into broader society while also combatting prejudices against minorities. On August 15, members of the U.S. Embassy community joined thousands in the annual Prague Pride Parade. The parade was one of many Prague

Show More ∨