Danube Day 2018 in the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic celebrated Danube Day as part of an Open Day at the Water Research Institute in Prague. Primary and secondary-aged children enjoyed water related activities, puzzles and videos. They learned about the Danube rivers and the vital importance of cooperation across the region. Bilateral Czech-Austrian cooperation was used as an example to highlight what can be achieved when countries and communities work together. For more information, see the websites of organisers, VUV TGM Water Research Institute and the Ministry of Environment.
Date: Tuesday 5th June 2018

In Moravia-Silesia, the village of Mosty u Jablunkova
held their annual 'Day for Children'. Toddlers to teens enjoyed a series of river-themed puzzles, art and eco activities aimed at fostering Danube solidarity.
Date: Saturday 9th June 2018

If you’re aged 6-18 years and love your rivers, don’t miss the chance to enter this year’s Danube Art Master
competition. The 14-country art extravaganza tasks children to create 3D artworks made from materials found by the river. Alternatively, you can make a 1-minute video on your ideas for sharing and protecting the Danube rivers. The Czech round of the competition is organised by the Ministry of the Environment. View the Czech factsheet for further details of how to enter. Creators of the best artworks will go on to the international Danube Art Master final later in the year.

Further information

For the latest news, please contact your national coordinator:

Veronika Matuszna of the Ministry of Environment of the Czech Republic (Water Protection Dept) on +420 267 122 224; Veronika.Matuszna@mzp.cz

To see how all the countries celebrated in 2017, go to Review 2017. You can also revisit 14 years of Czech Danube Day celebrations via the general Review page.