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Visitors to the Splendor of Lakes and Mountains exhibition can now admire unique Chinese watermark prints The Moravian-Silesian Region has brought an exhibition of unique Chinese watermark prints to the region.
Visitors can see the works titled Splendor of Lakes and Mountains featuring magnificent Chinese…
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Bolt Tower in Dolní Vítkovice lights up with the national colours until December Bolt Tower lit up with the national colours yesterday evening as a symbol of Dolní Vítkovice, Ostrava and the whole Moravian Silesian Region. On the…
The Ostrava Puppet Theatre introduces itself to Russia
The Ostrava Puppet Theatre introduces itself to Russia The Vologda Oblast in the Russian Federation, our partner with whom we established collaboration in 2005, invited our region to present the work of…
Visit to Partners in China’s Provinces
Visit to Partners in China’s Provinces From 6 to 15 April 2018, a delegation from the Moravian-Silesian Region visited two provinces in the People’s Republic of China. The objective…
Chinese musicians participate in the international competition Pro Bohemia 2018
Chinese musicians participate in the international competition Pro Bohemia 2018 The 16th year of the international interpretation competition Pro Bohemia Ostrava 2018 was held by the Janáček Conservatory in Ostrava from the 5th to 8th April for wind instruments (woodwind and brass), piano, organ and singing
Musicians from the Moravian and Silesian Region’s partner province Jiang-su were among this…
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The "Black Cube" will come alive, the Moravian-Silesian scientific library will be built according to this design Bringing to life the Black Cube by the architects Ladislav Kuba and Tomáš Pilař and constructing a modern building for the Moravian-Silesian Scientific Library opposite the Ostrava Cultural Centre in the heart of the region’s capital — the Region’s councillors have agreed to the project!
Construction of the new building for the Moravian-Silesian Scientific Library should start in 2020…
The world’s leading conference on blogging and travel is heading to Ostrava TBEX (The Travel Blog Exchange), the world’s largest gathering of bloggers, vloggers, travel content creators, and tourism professionals active in social media will be held in Central Europe for the first time in its history. The TBEX Europe 2018 conference will be held in Ostrava from the 26th to 28th July 2018.
CzechTourism, headquarters of the Czech tourist industry, together with the Moravian and Silesian…
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Janáček’s year in Ostrava! On the 12th August 2018, the world of music will commemorate the 90th anniversary of the death of one of the greatest Czech composers — Leoš Janáček.
The Czech Republic will also be celebrating the 100th anniversary of its foundation and 100 years…
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The new photobook captures the Moravian and Silesian Region as an attractive and dynamic location The 113 photographs showcase the most interesting places in the region, as well as people and events visitors can attend during the year. The book will be used to promote the region and be available from bookshops. Visitors to the Olympic Festival can view the photos displayed in the corridors of the Ostravar Arena until 25th February.
The new book was presented by its “godparents”, Deputy Governor Jarmila Uvírová, the…
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Varroc Lighting Systems opens an excellently equipped development centre in Ostrava for lightning technology Varroc Lighting Systems, a global leader in external lighting for the automotive industry, has opened its Lighting Technology Development Centre in Ostrava.
More than 100 experienced mechanical designers, electronics and optics specialists are working here…
Canadian Ambassador visits the Moravian-Silesian Region
Canadian Ambassador visits the Moravian-Silesian Region The Canadian Ambassador, H. E. Barbara C. Richardson, visited the Moravian and Silesian Region on Tuesday 21 November 2017, during Canadian Days.
The Deputy Governor, Lukáš Curylo, received the Ambassador. The Ambassador visited our region…
The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea visits Ostrava
The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea visits Ostrava The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, H. E. Moon Seoung-hyun, visited Ostrava on Thursday 2 November 2017 to attend the opening ceremony of the 11th Korean Days in the Moravian and Silesian Region.
The Czech-Korean Society organised this year’s event for the 2nd to 11th November 2017 in…
Working meeting between the Association of Provincial Governors of the People’s Republic of China and Representatives of Central and Eastern European
Working meeting between the Association of Provincial Governors of the People’s Republic of China and Representatives of Central and Eastern European The delegation from the Moravian-Silesian Region led by Deputy Governor Jan Krkoška participated in the 3rd working meeting between the Association of Provincial Governors of the People’s Republic of China and representatives of Central and Eastern European Regions.
Accepting the invitation of Lačeslav Petkov, Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Czech…
The Governor receives the Palestinian ambassador
The Governor receives the Palestinian ambassador On Tuesday, 25 July 2017, Ivo Vondrák, Governor of the Moravian and Silesian Region, received J. E. Khaled Alattrash, Ambassador of the State of Palestine in the Czech Republic.
The Ambassador’s first official meeting to the Moravian and Silesian Region and Ostrava aimed…
The Chinese mission was a success
The Chinese mission was a success The delegation of representatives of the Moravian and Silesian Region, the statutory city of Ostrava, and the HC VÍTKOVICE RIDERA ice-hockey club has returned from a twelve-day trip to China.
During this mission, the participants introduced their Chinese partners to the quality of Czech ice…
The Governor receives the Chargé d’affaires of Iran
The Governor receives the Chargé d’affaires of Iran On Tuesday, 27 June 2017, Ivo Vondrák, Governor of the Moravian-Silesian Region, met J. E. Ali Akbar Jowkar, Chargé d’affaires of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Czech Republic.
This was Mr. Jowkar’s first official visit to the Moravian-Silesian Region and…
The region’s Governor meets the Israeli Ambassador
The region’s Governor meets the Israeli Ambassador On Wednesday, 14 June 2017, the Governor of the Moravian-Silesian Region, Ivo Vondrák met J. E. Daniel Meron, Ambassador of the State of Israel to the Czech Republic.
Appointed to his role in February 2017, this was the first official visit of the Israeli Ambassador…
The Moravian-Silesian Region has concluded an agreement to establish friendly relations with the Chinese province Jiangsu
The Moravian-Silesian Region has concluded an agreement to establish friendly relations with the Chinese province Jiangsu The agreement builds on the memorandum of cooperation concluded by the two regions in Nanking in 2013.
Several meetings to discuss healthcare, science, and education were held under this memorandum in…
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Olympic Park 2018 in Ostrava: Ostravar Arena and four ski centres Ostrava will host the Olympic Park for the second time.
A bold concept will also be introduced during the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games: the Ostravar Arena…
VITA LACE Festival
VITA LACE Festival Deputy Governor visits partner region.
A delegation led by Deputy Governor Jarmila Uvírová visited a partner region – the Vologoda…
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The WHO Global conference took place in the Moravian and Silesian Region The Regional Office for Europe of the World Health Organisation (WHO, Europe), the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations (UNECE), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) call on all European leaders to increase activities to prevent death and disease caused by environmental impact.
Each year, approximately 1.4 million European residents die prematurely for reasons associated with…
Business Opportunities seminar for Czech companies held in preparation for EXPO 2020 in Dubai
Business Opportunities seminar for Czech companies held in preparation for EXPO 2020 in Dubai On 12/6/2017, the Business Opportunities seminar for Czech companies was held in preparation for the EXPO 2020 in Dubai. The Moravian and Silesian Region, Regional Chamber of Commerce of the Moravian and Silesian Region, and the Czech Business Council in Dubai organised the seminar.
After the opening speech by Ivo Vondrák, Governor of the Moravian and Silesian Region, and Jan…
The Moravian-Silesian Region has a new joint work programme with North Rhine-Westphalia
The Moravian-Silesian Region has a new joint work programme with North Rhine-Westphalia Governor Ivo Vondrák has signed a joint work programme between the Moravian-Silesian Region and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy, Industry, Small Businesses, and Trade of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
The programme is an outcome of an agreement to cooperate, signed between the Moravian-Silesian…
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The European Figure Skating Championships in Ostrava The European Figure Skating Championships held from 25th January to 29th January, 2017, in Ostrava welcomed delegations from the Žilina Region in the Slovak Republic and Vologda Oblast in the Russian Federation – partner regions to the Moravian and Silesian Region by invitation of the Governor.
The leaders of these delegations – Juraj Blanár, Chairman of the Žilina Region, and Alexej…
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Polish Competition Winners Receive Awards from Representatives of the Region for their Knowledge about the Czech Republic The winners of a competition for the most interesting multimedia presentation on the topic “I Know the History, Culture and Everyday Life of Our Neighbours – the Czechs”, co-organised by the Moravian-Silesian Region, were announced on 16 December 2016 at the University of Opole.
The participants in the competition included pupils and students at primary, secondary and tertiary…
The Governor of the Region Receives the Polish General Consul
The Governor of the Region Receives the Polish General Consul On Monday, 5 December 2016, Governor Ivo Vondrák received the General Consul of the Polish Republic, Mr Janusz Bilski, in Ostrava.
At the start of the meeting the General Consul wished the new Governor much success in managing the…
36 Countries Interested in Participating in the European Figure Skating Championship
36 Countries Interested in Participating in the European Figure Skating Championship The organizers of the European Figure Skating Championship 2017 in Ostrava already have a list of registered countries.
The International Skating Union (ISU) has confirmed that 36 European countries had registered for…
New regular air service to connect Ostrava and The United Arab Emirates
New regular air service to connect Ostrava and The United Arab Emirates Starting on Friday, 23rd September, a new air service will be launched on the Ostrava - Dubai route. This regular air service will be operated by SmartWings airlines, which will deploy modern Boeing 737 planes on the route.
"We have been seeking to launch an air service from Ostrava Airport long-term, not only for…
Governor Hosts Chinese Delegation
Governor Hosts Chinese Delegation On Thursday, 8 September 2016, a delegation from the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) visited our region as part of their business tour across Central Europe.
This organisation, which is close to the Chinese government, has been seeking to establish…
The Ambassador of Pakistan visits the Moravian-Silesian Region
The Ambassador of Pakistan visits the Moravian-Silesian Region Vice president of the Region Josef Babka received the Ambassador of Pakistan, J.E. Altaf Tajammul, with his spouse on Friday 19.8.2016.
The Ambassador expressed his interest in economic cooperation, particularly in relation to power…
The Moravian-Silesian Region supports Firefighter World CHampionships
The Moravian-Silesian Region supports Firefighter World Championships Over 400 competitors from the ranks of professional and volunteer firefighters from fifteen countries worldwide have arrived in Ostrava to participate in the Fire and Rescue Sport World Championships.
The four-day competition, which started on Wednesday, August 17, was sponsored by the…
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Regional President Miroslav Novák Welcomes Chinese Table Tennis Players Young Chinese table tennis players from the city of Suzhou came to Ostrava in August as part of developing mutual relations between the town twins.
Their stay provided our young athletes with insight into the Chinese play style through joint…
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New application for foreigners Application for existing or potential foreign workers in the Czech Republic
The Regional Agency for Regional Development prepared by the demand of regional companies…
Zásady územního rozvoje ke stažení
Development Principles of the Moravian-Silesian Region Development Principles are a planning document for the entire region. They provide the concept of territorial development in the region, delimitation…
Moravian-Silesian Region Delegation presents itself as part of the healthy cities network in Russia
Moravian-Silesian Region Delegation presents itself as part of the healthy cities network in Russia A delegation from the Moravian-Silesian Region, led by Deputy President of the Region Daniel Havlík, visited Vologda Oblast in Russia from 9th to 14th June.
The main purpose was to consider the issue of the healthy cities network. The programme the Russians…
Successful Regional Companies and the Regional President presented the Moravian-Silesian Region in London
Successful Regional Companies and the Regional President presented the Moravian-Silesian Region in London The Moravian-Silesian Region introduced itself to investors at an advertising event in London organized at the residence of the Czech Ambassador.
The invitation was accepted by over 40 representatives of investment and consulting companies,…
Jiangsu Province Delegation Visits Regional Hospital
Jiangsu Province Delegation Visits Regional Hospital The six-member delegation from the Chinese province of Jiangsu visited the regional office, where it met representatives of the Moravian-Silesian region. The region and the province signed a memorandum on extending their international cooperation in 2013.
The delegation also visited the regional hospital in Frýdek-Místek, where they saw the new surgery…
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Last week, Deputy Governor Ivan Strachoň met with the Vice Governor of Jiangsu Province Deputy Governor Strachoň met with Xu Ming, Vice Governor of Jiangsu Province, at a working meeting held on Thursday, 26 May 2016, in Prague.
The meeting with the nine-member Chinese delegation, which arrived in the Czech Republic from the…
Regional governor discusses cooperation with representatives of Chinese Shanxi province
Regional governor discusses cooperation with representatives of Chinese Shanxi province The Moravian-Silesian Region was visited by a seven-member delegation from the Chinese Shanxi (Shan-si) province, led by Vice-Governor Zhang Fuming.
The guests discussed opportunities for cooperation between both regions with Regional Governor…
Representatives of the Opole Voivodeship visit the Moravian-Silesian Region
Representatives of the Opole Voivodeship visit the Moravian-Silesian Region Based on an invitation from the members of the Commission for Persons with Disabilities, representatives of the Opole Voivodeship visited our Region on 5 and 6 May 2016
The programme prepared for them in cooperation with the Department of Social Affairs primarily…
Čtvrtý komplex Integrovaného výjezdového centra už slouží
The fourth complex of the Integrated Dispatch Center is already in operation The region is planning further construction of facilities for the security services.
Professional fire-fighters, Ostrava municipal police and medical rescue teams have already found…
The Archeopark will open to Visitors again after being closed for two yers
The Archeopark will open to Visitors again after being closed for two yers Visitors will be able to travel back in time over a thousand years to hunt, fight, cook, and make jewellery and pottery with their Slavic forebears in Chotěbuz.
One of the most important pre-historical and medieval monuments in the Těšín Region of Silesia,…
Security services in Třinec under one roof
Security services in Třinec under one roof The regional fire fighters, police and metropolitan police officers of Třinec have moved into a modern building with an interesting design in Frýdecká Street in Třinec. The Integrated Dispatch Centre (IVC) cost almost 250 million Czech crowns and represents a complete solution to the unsatisfactory conditions the Integrated Rescue Services (IZS) in Třinec previously had to operate in.
The new building provides the security services with technological, servicing and operational areas…
Environmental Policy of the Moravian-Silesian Region
Environmental Policy of the Moravian-Silesian Region Environmental Policy of the Moravian-Silesian Region
The Moravian-Silesian Region presented itself at a UN conference
The Moravian-Silesian Region presented itself at a UN conference A presentation by Miroslav Novák, Governor of the Moravian-Silesian Region, launched a panel discussion on the Region's potential and the significant changes that have occurred here over the past 25 years. The debate, which was also attended by representatives of major companies in the Region, was held as part of the accompanying programme of the UN Habitat III Conference. This prestigious event, the central theme of which is living in viable cities, was held at the Prague Congress Centre from 16 to 18 March.
MSR Governor Miroslav Novák introduced the Moravian-Silesian Region as a dynamic region turning…
Investor to offer jobs in industrial zone
Investor to offer jobs in industrial zone The Swedish Mölnlycke Health Care has symbolically started the construction of a new factory in the area of the former Dukla mine in Havířov.
The factory will produce disposable surgical sets and will offer new jobs. The construction of the…
Getting to the Moravian-Silesian Regional Authority
Getting to the Moravian-Silesian Regional Authority The official name of the Moravian-Silesian Regional Authority in the Czech language is “ Krajský úřad…
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The Moravian-Silesian Region’s visiting rate reached record numbers last year According to the Czech Statistical Office, 775,061 people visited the Moravian-Silesian Region in 2015.
This is a record number of visitors, which rose by more than ten per cent compared to 2014. Nearly…
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Year in Lorraine In cooperation with its French twin region Lorraine, the Moravian-Silesian Region offers secondary school students the opportunity to travel to France and to study in secondary school (lyceum) there for a year within the programme “Year in Lorraine”. Czech students attend the same everyday education as their French classmates.
Accommodation is provided in boarding school during the week. Czech students spend their weekends in…
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Euroregions in the Moravian-Silesian region Definition of a euroregion: A euroregion represent permanent structures of cross-border cooperation between regional and local…

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