On the initiative of the BLÍŽKSOBĚ Foundation, the Via Clarita Foundation organized on April 17, 2023 event entitled: One Year After: Impacts of the War in Ukraine in the Czech Republic – An Opportunity for Cooperation of Business, the Foundation Sector and NGOs. The meeting took place thanks to cooperation with other partners such as PAQ Research, Abakus Foundation, Česká spořitelna Foundation, RSJ Foundation and others. The introductory word was given by the founder of BLÍŽKSOBĚ Foundation Martin Vohánka, who emphasized the inevitability of cooperation across sectors for effective dealing with problems related to the impacts of the war in Ukraine.
The invitation to the event was accepted by distinguished guests: Minister of Labour and Social Affairs M. Jurečka, K. Šimáčková Laurenčíková, Government Commissioner for Human Rights.
The starting point of the debate was the PAQ Research study on the current state and challenges of the integration of Ukrainian refugees in the Czech Republic presented by D. Prokop. Expertise in the field of education, mental health and work was also contributed to the debate by other participants of the event, such as P. Katz from the Ministry of Education, T.E. Dombrovský, P. Winkler, K. Titěrová and others.
This meeting is an important impulse to evaluate the achievements of our work in this area, and at the same time an opportunity to think about the possibilities of its further improvement.