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29th June 2021 / Good governance / Digital Agenda


Digitizing Czechia: Outlining ways forward

Last week, government representatives and AmCham experts discussed how the pandemic served as the necessity that forced both government and companies to invent new and better ways to work - and how digitization was a primary tool in that reconstruction. In cooperation with the Institute for Politics and Society, we covered the waterfront on digitization: from healthcare to mobile office to 5G to cloud computing to manufacturing to education. Much has been done and much more needs to be done.

12th July 2021 / Politics / Business and Industry


Government Restrictions of Activities inside the Czech Republic

State of Emergency was declared on March 12 and was terminated on May 17, 2020The government announced on May 11 they were not planning to ask the Chamber of Deputies for extension of the state of emergency. From October 5, Government declared again state of emergency for 30 days, with further extensions. The state of emergency terminated on April 11, 2021 and the Government has not asked the Chamber of Deputies for further extension.

Last update on July 12, 2021. 

12th July 2021 / Economic policy / Business and Industry


Government Measures Supporting Business

The list of Government measures supporting Business. Last update July 12, 2021.

9th July 2021 / Economic policy / Trade and Investment


AmChams in the Three Seas Region 2021 Sofia Declaration: Joint Letter of Support and Collaboration with the Three Seas Initiative

AmChams support the regional development and cooperation within the Three Seas Initiative (the countries on the Baltic, Adriatic and the Black Sea axis) to foster economic growth, investment, energy security, smart connectivity, and achieving climate goals.

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Strategic Directions for Czech Economic Policy

  1. 1) Transition to High-Tech Manufacturing
  2. 2) The City Campus as Idea Factory
  3. 3) Government Programs That Drive Innovation
  4. 4) Government as a Competitive Advantage

Advocacy Priorities for 2020-2022 
 
People, Technology, Infrastructure, Cities, Government

 

Actions Recommended in Areas:

1. Immigration.

2. Adult (post-graduate) Education and Training.

3. Programming as the Required Language.

4. Private Research Investment.

5. Housing Plan.

6. Establishing Policy Objectives for Research.

7. Establishing Databases for Tracking Public Policy Outcomes.

8. Public Procurement as an Innovation Tool.

9. A Government Competitiveness Scorecard.

 

Read the document in English and Czech.

Policy pipeline

In Policy Pipeline policy developments in the Czech Republic and abroad are monitored to bring better understanding of current topics and trends.

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