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Public Debate: Study of International Students in the Czech Republic

29. 11. 13
As a member of the European Union, the Czech Republic participates in forming the European system of higher education. What impact do EU policies in this area have on incoming international students from coun¬tries outside the EU? How do governmental institutions collaborate with state and private colleges? The Multicultural Centre in Prague held a public debate October 10, 2013 on these topics titled: Study of International Students in the Czech Republic. It took place in the European House in Prague 1 and invited were representatives of all interested parties: students, school leaderships, govern¬mental offices, and funding institutions.


Guest Speakers were:
  • Ludmila Kashpurová-Kopecká, migrant, PhD student at Faculty of Humanities, Charles University in Prague
  • Zdeněk Okůnek, Director of Prague Prestige College (post high-school education)
  • Kateřina Černá, Ministry of Interior, Czech Republic – The Division of Asylum and Migration Policy
  • Eva Šarapatková, Lawyer and Head of the Department for recognition of foreign education, Rector‘s Office, Charles University in Prague
  • Andrea Burdková, Ministry of Education, Czech Republic – The Division of Education System
  • Hana Ripková, Executive Director of the Fulbright Program

The discussion was moderated by Daniela Penickova from the Multicultural Center in Prague and it was sponsored by the EU and its program Europe for Citizens and by the Visegrad Fund. In addition it was supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Czech Republic and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in the Czech Republic. We also thank the European Commission in the Czech Republic for providing the premises of the European House in Prague 1 for the debate.

The video reflects the views only of the speakers, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


The project has been generously supported by the European Commission The "Europe for citizens" programme, International Visegrad Fund and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.
Funded by the Europe for
Citizens Programme
of the European Union
Visegrad Fund. Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Daniela Pěničková, project coordinator
Phone: (+420) 296 325 345, E-mail:

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