NEXT DOOR FAMILY 2019

Project realization: January 2019 – December 2019

Next Door Familyis a project which has been implemented since 2004 on the territory of the Czech Republic. So far, 1614 Czech and foreign families (4435 people) have been involved. The aim of the project is to improve relations between the society majority and foreigners, to build a multicultural society and to understand different cultures.

This year, you can look forward to three main activities within the 16th year of the project:

 

1. Meeting of Czech and foreign families at common lunch

 

Rodinka-2019-final-AJAs traditionally, on the last Sunday of November, families of foreigners from third countries will meet Czech families in the form of a common lunch, always in the household of one of the families who will take the role of a host. The aim of these meetings is to bring Czech families closer to the families of foreigners, thus helping to integrate foreigners into our society and at the same time help Czech families to meet people living with us.

Czech families and families of foreigners legally living in Czech Republic can apply for the project. The term family also includes a couple who considers themselves as a family (they don´t have to be married). The project is intended for foreigners from third countries (outside the EU). Mixed marriages where one of the partners is an EU citizen cannot participate in the project.

Registered families will be paired based on age, hobbies, interests, language and, of course, the city of residence, simply so that the members of both families have enough common topics to talk to. This makes the relationship more likely to continue successfully in the future.

At each lunch there is an assistant who will personally contact both families and give them information about the other family and about the meeting. If necessary, the assistant should help break the initial barriers and shame at the meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you also want to experience a special Sunday lunch?

SUNDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2019 AT 1pm

 

SIGN UP FOR THE NEXT DOOR FAMILY 2019 PROJECT! 

 

Next Door Family project has expanded abroad and since 2012, meetings have taken place in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Malta, Slovakia, Hungary, Belgium, and Cape Verde. This shows that our idea travels across borders as an effective and unusual tool for the integration of foreigners.

 

 

  1. Don´t be afraid, ask

This year's project includes 6 videos in the form of a humor-educational talk show, led by comedian Tigran Hovakimyan. These videos 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 here

 

2nd video about Russians here:

 

Soon you can look forward to more episodes of the talk show Don´t be afraid, ask.

 

 

JOINED MEETINGS

This year, you can look forward to joint meetings of families that have participated in the project in recent years. This activity is based on the feedback and wishes received from participants to discuss their personal impressions and experiences. The meetings will take place in autumn 2019 in the Vysočina region, Olomouc region, and Moravian-Silesian region. A cultural program with, for example, a food tasting of traditional dishes, will be prepared during these meetings with the aim to have families share experiences, impressions, and similar ideas of activities on the integration of foreigners.

 

These meetings will take place in the autumn of 2019 in the Highlands, Olomouc and Moravian-Silesian regions:

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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Updated: 28. 8. 2019