Rodina Odvedle

NEXT DOOR FAMILY 2019

Project realization: January 2019 – December 2019

On Sunday, November 24 at 1 pm, 31 meetings of Czech families with families of foreigners took place at an unusual lunch. In the Czech Republic, 62 families gathered and at the same time sat at tables with people with different cultures, languages and customs in order to improve relations between the majority society and foreigners. This year's 16th year of the Next Door Family project also brought 3 joint meetings in Olomouc, Havlíčkův Brod and Ostrava, attended by 183 people.

 

Sunday lunches always took place in one of the two families who prepared lunch at home and invited the other family she did not know before. The project involved families of foreigners from third countries who had the opportunity to get to know the families of the majority society and make new friends. Participants unusual lunch had the opportunity to taste traditional specialties, talk about the culture, traditions and life. The project proved not only in the Czech Republic but also abroad as an effective tool for the integration of foreigners into society.

 

Since the project started in 2004, 1,676 Czech and foreign families have been involved in the project, in total 838 meetings have taken place.

This year, foreigners from Syria, India, Belarus, Turkey, Egypt, Libya, Iran, Algeria, Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Vietnam, Mongolia and New Zealand joined the project.Registered families are matched based on age, hobbies, interests, language, and of course the city of residence simply because that members of both families had a lot of common topics for conversation. This makes the relationship more likely to continue successfully in the future.

 

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Family meetings aim to increase the level of integration and build relationships between the majority society and foreigners in order to continue in the future. The aim of the whole project is to strengthen the multicultural environment and support the establishment of mutual communication between Czech society and foreigners from third countries.

 

Joint lunches are held once a year, always on the last Sunday of November, Czech families and families of foreigners legally living in the Czech Republic can apply for the project. The term family also includes a couple who considers themselves a family (they do not have to be married). The project is intended for foreigners from third countries (outside the EU).

 

Next Door Family project has spread abroad and since 2012 meetings have been held in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Malta, Slovakia, Hungary, Belgium and the Cape Verde Islands. This proves that our idea travels across borders as an effective and remarkable tool for the integration of foreigners.

 

 

Don't be afraid, ask

In collaboration with the well-known stand-up comedian Tigran Hovakimyan, 6 humorous educational videos were produced under the title Don't be afraid, ask. The videos are intended to show the audience of the general public the culture of selected participants in the spirit of "everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask" (Kazakhstan, Russia, Armenia, Vietnam, India and Mongolia).

 

1st video about Kazakhs

 

2nd video about Russians :

 

 

3rd video about Vietnamese :

 

4th video about Indians :

 

5th video about Mongols :

 

 

Soon you can look forward to more parts of this talk show with representatives from Armenia.

 

Joint meetings of already involved families

This activity was created based on the wishes of the participants in order to discuss personal experiences and impressions. Part of these meetings is always a cultural program with tasting national dishes.The aim is for families to get to know each other and share their impressions and experiences with the project and similar activities to integrate foreigners.

 


Meeting on September 19, 2019 in Olomouc

 

This meeting of project participants from the Olomouc Region took place in Jazz Tibet club. As part of the cultural program, the Ukrainian band Korale and Lukáš Mareček with his one man show performed. The dance program performed by Flamenco Aires del Sur diversified the program. Throughout the program, the participants had the opportunity to taste the delicacies of various national cuisines (Balkan, Arabic, Ukrainian and Turkish). A total of 69 people attended this meeting.

 

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Meeting on September 28, 2019 in Havlíčkův brod

 

Another meeting of the already attended families from the Vysočina Region took place in the Club Oko. The band called Třetí sloka performed at this event and Mongol singers Sukhbaatar Otgonbayar and Chuluunbaatar Altanzul also sang to guests. Traditional Vietnamese dances were performed by dancers from the Vietnamese Association in Jihlava. A variety of Mongolian, Vietnamese and Russian dishes were available for guests to taste. The meeting was attended by 77 people.

 

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Meeting on October 6, 2019 in Ostrava

 

The last meeting of families from the Moravian-Silesian Region took place at the Plato Gallery. The cultural program featured American singer Collin Rymer, Lukas Marecek with one man show and singer Pavlina Matiova. Japanese, Arabic, Russian, Mexican, Vietnamese dishes were prepared for tasting for the guests. 37 people attended the meeting.img 3437878 small havl-2

 

 

 

THIS PROJECT FOR THE INTEGRATION OF FOREIGNERS IS FINANCED BY THE MINISTRY OF INTERIOR OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC

 

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Updated: 28. 11. 2019

 

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O nás

Slovo 21 z.s. je nevládní nezisková organizace, která začala působit v Praze roku 1999. Naše práce by se dala rozdělit do dvou hlavních větví – aktivity, které se snaží celkově zlepšit postavení Romů v Česku a ty, které se zaměřují na cizince ze třetích států.

Vznik organizace je spjat především s počátky Světového romského festivalu Khamoro - ostatně ten je dodnes nejznámějším projektem Slova 21. Asi nejznámějším cizineckým integračním projektem je neformální setkávání českých a migrantských rodin Rodina Odvedle, bulletin Slovo pro cizince a o cizincích a projekt Víjejte v ČR. 

Slovo 21 je od počátku organizací, která chce přispět k budování multikulturní společnosti a především k lepšímu soužití kultur nejen v Česku, ale i v Evropě. Slovo 21 neposkytuje sociální služby jako takové. Naší filozofií je aktivovat Romy i cizince a naučit je, jak vybojovat a prosadit svá lidská práva. Zároveň se snažíme bourat zakořeněné předsudky, které lidem jen komplikují život. Bojujeme proti rasismu a xenofobii, snažíme se ochraňovat lidská práva a rozvíjet jejich dodržování a zlepšujeme mediální obraz menšin.

Who are we?

Slovo 21 NGO is a non-governmental non-profit organization, which was established in the year 1999. We have Czechs, Roma and members from various continents working for us. Our work can be divided into two main branches - activities to support the Roma, and activities focusing on foreigners.

Since the beginning, we are an organization which aims at building a multicultural society and mainly at a better coexistence of cultures not only in the Czech Republic, but in Europe in general. Our organization does not offer social services as such. Our philosophy is to activate the Roma and foreigners and to teach them how to fight and stand up for their human rights. Our goal is also to destroy the deeply rooted prejudices, which tend to complicate the lives of many.