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By: Czech National Agency for International Education and Research Czech National Agency for International Education (DZS) announced the DZS Award’s 2020 winners – the best achievements in the field of international cooperation and internationalization of education. The prizes were awarded to successful projects carried out through DZS managed programs, such as Erasmus +, European Solidarity Corps, or CEEPUS. The jury selected the most successful projects in eleven categories based on the education sector and the respective program. Especially originality, innovation, and long-term impact of the projects were appreciated. Furthermore, not only projects but also successful foreign students had the opportunity to win the prize since DZS ensures the promotion of Czech higher education. In contrast to previous years, when theRead more.

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There are many incredible Czech legends, but the one which might seem the most brightful in these scary COVID times is the silver fish legend. It reminds us all that there is always hope – even when it seems like there is none.             The main character of the Silver Fish legend – one of the most famous legends of the Czech Republic – are Myslík and his family. He was a wealthy man who ran away from Prague after the battle of the White mountain. It was not his decision, but, unfortunately, he did not have much choice. He was living in the center of Prague, in the corner of the two important streets – Žitnà and Spálenà. (TheRead more.

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By: Kristyna Jandova PRAGUE –  A black trunk stuffed with family memorabilia from a Holocaust survivor that sat untouched for decades  in Britain tells the story of a Jewish family’s life in the pre-war Czechoslovakia before most of them perished during the Holocaust. The exhibition “No Night So Dark” in the modern architectural landmark, the Winternitz villa, uses letters, photos, postcards and other documents (translated into three languages) to give visitors a feel for what life was like for the well-to-do Wels family in the First Republic before the outbreak of World War II. “Though complex and seemingly chaotic, the family’s stories seek to help the modern viewer better understand the turbulent times and tragic histories that are fading into time,” saidRead more.