“Czechs abroad” project to award prize to greatest Czech living abroad
Who is the greatest Czech living abroad? As part of the “Czechs abroad” project, the Foreign Ministry, together with Czech Radio and Czech TV, is finding the answer to that question. The ambitious initiative also seeks to paint a more vivid picture of those Czechs who do not live in their native country – through reports, conferences and discussions. Sarah Borufka has more.
“The 28th of September marks the Day of Czech Statehood. This year, that day is dedicated to Czechs in exile. A number of conferences, festivals, exhibitions and other events on that theme will be held this year. Czech Radio is also contributing to this: We wanted to paint a more vivid picture of Czechs living abroad for our listeners.”
The project “Czechs abroad” seeks to portray those Czech personalities who have left their native country. All stations of Czech Radio are involved, as well as Czech TV and the Foreign Ministry, which came up with the idea. Milena Štráfeldová again.
During the last week in September, a number of other festive events will honor Czechs living in exile. And for those who would like to see the greatest Czech living abroad receive their title, it is possible to buy tickets for the special gala evening in the capital’s National Theater.