Organizations

ADRA

ADRA is an international humanitarian organization operating in over 120 countries all around the world. Since 1956 ADRA has not only been helping while providing humanitarian assistance both in home countries as well as abroad, but also supporting long-term development programs that aid to assist vulnerable groups to take responsibility over their lives.
ADRA Czech Republic was founded in 1992. During two decades of its existence ADRA has implemented dozen of humanitarian and development projects in Europe, Africa, Asia as well as e.g. in Haiti. Activities in the Czech Republic include development education in schools, regional volunteer centers to help people with disabilities and the elderly and assist people affected by emergencies.
www.adra.org, www.adra.cz

Caritas Czech Republic

Caritas Czech Republic provides humanitarian aid and development cooperation in counties affected by natural disasters or war conflicts. It provides assistance the most needy, regardless their race, nationality or religion. Some of the countries we currently work with are for example Chechnya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Haiti Indonesia, Mongolia, Moldova or Georgia. Livelihood support, DRR, education improvement of knowledge and skills of our local partners are some of our long-term priorities. Caritas Czech Republic is a member of the Caritas Internationalis network, an association of 162 national Caritas organizations and a member of the Caritas Europa. Thanks to these memberships, Caritas Czech Republic has partners in many countries and is able to provide fast and effective relief with minimal side costs.
www.charita.cz

College of Social Work Olomouc

CARITAS – College of Social Work Olomouc provides education in two courses of study: Charitable and Social Work and Social and Humanitarian Work. It was established in 1995 by the Archbishop of Olomouc Mons. Jan Graubner. Since 2000, it has also been providing a university study programme carried out in co-operation with Sts. Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology of Palacký University Olomouc.
The college also offers a number of forms of further education and training to fieldwork professionals and is a partner with many institutions in a trans-European context. It is recognized in a number of aspects as one of the best schools in the Czech Republic.
www.caritas-vos.cz

Czech Red Cross

The Czech Red Cross (CzRC) is a part of the 188-member family of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the world´s largest independent humanitarian organization.
The Czech Red Cross's mission is, above all, to prevent and relieve human suffering, to protect human beings' health, life and dignity, to support mutual understanding, friendship and peace between nations without any ethnical, racial, religious, class and political discrimination, and to strive to fulfil the fundamental principles of the Red Cross movement, i.e.: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.
The Czech Red Cross, whose position is defined in Act No. 126/1992 Coll., provides aid in events of disasters, wars and emergencies. CzRC provides medical, rescue, social and other humanitarian services. CzRC teaches first aid, promotes voluntary non-remunerated blood donation and disseminates International Humanitarian Law.
www.cervenykriz.eu

Diaconia ECCB – Centre of Humanitarian and Development Aid

The Diaconia of the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren (DECCB) is the second biggest non-profit organization providing social services in the Czech Republic. Since 1989 when it started its activities again, it offers social, medical, educational services and pastoral care.
In its centres, Diaconia ECCB helps and supports thousands of clients in difficult life situations.
DECCB – Centre of Humanitarian and Development Aid is the youngest centre, established in the year 2011. Its role is to provide humanitarian aid both within the Czech Republic (up to now especially during restoration works after floods) and abroad. Its aim is also to deepen Diaconia ECCB participation in development cooperation, mainly within joint activities together with a partner organization from other European countries.
www.hrp.diakonie.cz

Diocesan centre of Archdiocesan Caritas Olomouc

The diocesan centre of Archdiocesan Caritas Olomouc (ACO) is a control and coordinating centre providing service to the Caritases in the archdiocese of Olomouc. There are 31 parish and regional Caritases providing their services within the whole scale of social and medical work.
Among its activities belong:

Archdiocesan Caritas Olomouc was established and began to work as early as 1920. Its activities were forcibly interrupted in the period of the World War II and the by the totalitarian communist regime. After its fall in 1989 a new era of charity activities in this country began. Everything had to be built again from the start but it was done very dynamically and with big enthusiasm. Nowadays, 31 Caritases are active in the Olomouc archdiocese, with about 200 facilities and services where more than 1500 professionals work for about 24000 clients. There are also about 1000 volunteers collaborating.
The diocesan centre of ACO is a coordinating centre which is responsible for Caritas work in the whole Archdiocese of Olomouc in accordance with CIC (Canon of the Church law) apart from respect to legal independence and volunteer activities of its components – parish and regional Caritases.
www.acho.caritas.cz

FoRS

FoRS - Czech Forum for Development Co-operation - is a platform of Czech non-governmental non-profit organizations (NGOs) and other non-profit subjects, involved in development cooperation, development education and humanitarian assistance. Currently, FoRS represents 38 member organizations and 22 observers working in more than 60 countries worldwide. Among them are NGOs, foundations, international organizations, universities and others.
www.fors.cz

Médecins Sans Frontières

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflicts, epidemics, exclusion from healthcare and natural disasters. MSF offers assistance to people based on need and irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation. When MSF witnesses serious acts of violence, neglected crises, or obstructions to its activities, the organization may speak out about this.
www.lekari-bez-hranic.cz

People in Need

People in Need (PIN) is a Czech organization that provides relief aid and development assistance, while working to defend human rights and democratic freedom. At home, People in Need administers social integration programs in the Czech Republic and Slovakia and provides informative and educational activities. PIN is one of the largest organizations of its kind in post-communist Europe, and has administered projects in thirty-seven countries over the past fourteen years.
www.peopleinneed.cz, www.clovekvtisni.cz

Sts Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology

Sts Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology was founded in the 16th century as the first institution of Palacky University in Olomouc. There are 1281 students studying today at the faculty. Since the year 2003, the faculty has offered a Bachelor study Humanitarian and Social Studies focused on current social and humanitarian issues in the Czech Republic and abroad. Lessons in this study field realizes in cooperation with CARITAS- social college in Olomouc. In 2010 master's studies of International Humanitarian and Social Studies were opened. Students and graduates of both fields of study exert their experience and knowledge in organizations working in countries affected by humanitarian or protracted crisis. This study emphasizes development of students' managerial skills and competencies for community work in various cultural conditions.
www.cmtf.upol.cz