It is not always easy to begin a life in a new country. For that reason we are holding integration seminars to make it easier for you to orient yourself in this new environment and to aid you in situations you may encounter on the way to making this country your home.

The project Your New Home in the Czech Republic runs from March 2024 to March 2026 and aims to support 300 holders of international protection. Project is co-financed by the European Union under the national program of the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic.

Methodological materials are currently being developed, including a comprehensive informational publication entitled A New Home in the Czech Republic. The integration seminars are planned to start in September 2024.

Here you will find all important information and the dates of the individual seminars.

Who are these seminars for?  

The seminars are for those of you who have been granted international protection after 1 January 2023 who are 15 years old or older. 

What will you learn from the seminars?

You will learn basic information about your rights and responsibilities, advice on how to deal with everyday situations, and warnings about risks in the most diverse possible situations, such as accessing housing, employment, education, health care, transportation, financial services, etc. 

Seminar topics:

  • Your rights and responsibilities (travel out of the Czech Republic, the State Integration Program, Czech citizenship)
  • Basic information about the Czech Republic (customs, etc.)
  • Housing (how to find it, what to pay attention to, rights and responsibilities of renters)
  • Employment (how and where to look for a job, what to do if you are unemployed, rights and responsibilities of employees)
  • Business (beginning a business as a self-employed person – OSVČ – and the responsibilities of an entrepreneur)
  • The social welfare system and social security (what you are entitled to if you are jobless, if you have a child or are expecting one, if you are a senior citizen, state social services)
  • Health care (health insurance, what the insurance company covers, health care, pregnancy and childbirth, psychological aid)
  • The education system (the Czech education system, the study of the Czech language, how to have the education you earned abroad recognized)
  • Family-related matters (marriage, the birth of a child, etc.)
  • Free time (tips for how to spend your free time in the Czech Republic)
  • Shopping (kinds of shops, consumer protections)
  • Finances (establishing a bank account in the Czech Republic, insurance, loans)
  • Transportation

How do the integration seminars take place?

  • The seminars take one day and are free of charge
  • They are run informally in smaller groups 
  • They are led by an experienced instructor
  • An experienced interpreter will interpret the seminar
  • We will reimburse you for the cost of travelling to the seminar 
  • We will provide lunch
  • If necessary, we will arrange childcare for you

What can you look forward to? 

  • An informal, open, pleasant approach
  • A guest speaker who will share his or her own experience with you of beginning to live in a new country
  • A short film about what makes the Czech Republic and Czech society specific
  • A PDF publication with important contacts and references

When and where will the integration seminars happen?

  • The integration seminars are planned to start in September 2024.

We hope the integration seminar will aid you with finding a new home here and actively joining the life of this society. 

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the seminar!