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Karviná – The Public Affair

Year of granting the aid: 2015
Realisation date: 01.09.2015 – 29.02.2016
Organization: "S.O.S. Karviná, z. s."

The first aim of the project is to provide Karvinsko region residents complete balanced information about the effects of long-term orientation on mining industry and initiate a public and professional discussion about the city’s future without mining. Such a discussion on the topic of new concept development of the city is missing. Karviná city leaders promote long-term concept built on coal mining and heavy industry. They also support the intention of further expansion of mining, which means the threat of further city devastation. All this despite the possibility that mining development may not be carried out at all due to the mining company OKD crisis. The second objective of the project is to support civil society by implementing adult education campaigns and workshops where can people learn how to successfully influence the decisions making process about the city and the environment (EIA, utilization of law no. 106, etc.). During the campaign familiarize citizens with examples from other regions (eg. The Ruhr), which have successfully undergone a process of industrial restructuring and the transformation, and with the successful activities of our association.