Spotlight issue

10th October 2019 / Good governance / Public Procurement

Summary from Responsible Public Procurement 2019 Conference: Jičín and VŠCHT Praha awarded

An international expert conference organised by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture was held on October 3-4, 2019 in Prague at the Congress Centre of the Czech National Bank. 

10th October 2019 / Good governance / Technology, R&D and Innovation

Invitation by Forum 2000 and Vodafone Foundation: Freedom, Technology and Social Good

You are cordially invited to the panel Freedom, Technology, and Social Good organized by the Vodafone Foundation within the Forum 2000 Conference. Monday 14 October 2019, 18.00 at WeWork, Národní 14, Prague 1.

4th October 2019 / Good governance / Health Care

New Pharmaceuticals Act marks another step towards the digitization of healthcare in the Czech Republic

Will the introduction of a shared medication record help make the practice of drug prescriptions safer and more transparent?

Increasing digitization continues to be a trend in the healthcare sector.

4th October 2019 / Economic policy / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth

State budget worsening

The state budget ended in a deficit of CZK21bn in September, while it was a CZK17bn surplus a year ago. Though worse, the year-on-year result is optically higher due to EU funds flow. After adjusting, the budget ended CZK14bn worse in September than a year ago and is the weakest since 2015.

4th October 2019 / Competitiveness / Technology, R&D and Innovation

IMD Smart City Index 2019: Prague ranks 19th globally, 11th in Europe

From 15 indicators, respondents of IMD Business School Smart City Index 2019 survey perceived affordable housing, road congestion, corruption, air pollution and green spaces as the most urgent for Prague.

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


2020 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.

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