Foreigners in the Czech Republic
Foreigners not only in the Czech Republic
Caritas CR is active in the field of migration. It offers outpatient counseling and terrain forms to its clients. This service is available in six cities in the Czech Republic (Praha, Brno, České Budějovice, Litoměřice, Hradec Králové and Plzeň). Staff of Caritas CR also offer a variety of interesting integration activities, work in residential facilities for foreigners, offer direct assistance and humanitarian assistance to foreigners and support to victims of trafficking.
More than 500,000 foreigners live in the Czech Republic including those who have chosen the Czech Republic as a place for a permanent or long-term residency, who found a job or do business here, who have sought protection from political persecution or the critical economic situation in their homeland.
The coordination of migration activities
Caritas CR is engaged in coordinating activities at the national level among other Czech Caritas. The task of the migration coordinator is to provide information services and to coordinate activities within the organization as well as with partner caritas organizations. The coordinator organizes and manages regular meetings of professional colleagues for migration and refugees within the Caritas and provides training in the field of migration and integration.
Caritas Czech Republic, represented by its migration coordinator, is a member of the Committee on the Rights of Foreigners of the Government Council for Human Rights with the right to vote.
Information helpline for citizens of the Republic of Mongolia and Vietnam
The information helplines are intended for citizens of Mongolia and Vietnam living and working in the Czech Republic. Caritas CR has provided funding through various sources since January 2009. The lines help integration processes for citizens in the Republic of Mongolia and Vitenam and help them to communicate with institutions and authorities.
This project is for citizens of Mongolia and Vietnam and all others who work with the Mongolians and Vietnamese or come in contact with them. Operators speak Czech, Mongolian or Vietnamese, provide information concerning residency of foreigners in the Czech Republic, employment and related rights and obligations, health care, education, social services etc. The lines can also help contact Czech institutions that use or need interpretation assistance when they are in contact with the citizens of Mongolia or Vietnam.
The line are open three times a week:
Assistance in Mongolian and Czech language:
- Telephone: +420 733 67 66 67
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Yahoo chat: mongol.info
- Monday and Wednesday from 9:00-11:00 and from 14:00-16:00
- Page in Mongolian here
Assistance in Vietnamese and Czech language:
- Telephone: +420 605 99 99 69
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Yahoo chat: info_vn2012
- Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00-12:00 and from 14:00-17:00
- Page in Vietnamese here
The service is provided anonymously and free of charge (only charge is the price of the call).