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I Have a Place to Live, Therefore I Am – How to Ensure Dignified Housing for People in Distress

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  • Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
  • When: October 17, 2017, 19:00 – 21:00

The panel discussion will explore the issue of how to increase access to social housing for people in distress. Among the matters discussed will be the experience of the Rapid Re-Housing project in Brno, which was set up by the Žít Brno movement with the aim of giving families with children the hope of dignified housing. We will evaluate the project and look at whether the ambitious project is influencing Czech practice in other cities and towns.

Confirmed guests: Jan Čižinský, mayor of Prague 7, Jan Snopek, representative of Platform for Social Housing, Martin Freund (Žít Brno), informal member of the Brno local authority, member of the Commission for Housing of the Brno city council and chairman of the Committee for National Minorities ZMB and Adam Fialík, head of IQ Roma servis programme.

The evening is being co-organised by the Václav Havel Library and the Committee of Good Will – Olga Havlová Foundation.

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Speech in Czech Parliament

„After all our identity does not consist of our talking about it and constantly shouting over the place that “we are Czechs, we’re the best”, but of our being capable of saying something original to others, of creating something that can attract others but is unlikely to originate elsewhere.“

Václav Havel:
Speech in Czech Parliament, March 12, 1996

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