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2nd December 2019 / Competitiveness / Education


Masaryk University Brno: Experts warn against the aging and declining skills of teachers

In their research experts from the Institute of Educational Sciences of the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University point out many problems of Czech secondary education. The largest number of teachers at Czech secondary schools is between 51 and 60 years of age. It is much harder for older teachers to maintain their working ability and it is also necessary to prevent burnout, which is more common in this age category of teachers. Professionals from MU are now coming up with tools to help teachers in cooperation with the non-profit organization Age Management.

2nd December 2019 / Competitiveness / Health Care


Invitation: Health Care 2.0: Postgraduate education of doctors and accreditation of educational institutions

Healthcare 2.0 initiative invites to a panel discussion, which will take place on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 3 pm in the NHÚ AV ČR building, Politických vězňů 7, Praha 1, 2nd floor, room no. 7. The event will be held in Czech.

28th November 2019 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda


CTO: 34% of young and middle-aged Czechs use Internet daily

Concerning use of Internet banking and social networks, Czechia is on or over the average of EU28. Popularity of portable devices and online shopping also grows. 34% of young and middle-aged Czechs use Internet daily. The majority of households have Internet connection, Czech Telecommunication Office announced.

28th November 2019 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism


PCB: Conferences in Prague Mark Velvet Revolution of 1989 and 30 Years of Freedom


The events of 1989, which started on 17 November in Prague, led to key changes in most spheres of the society of what was then Czechoslovakia. Among other things, they allowed citizens to travel abroad freely, and they also opened Prague to thousands of experts from various scientific, industrial, artistic or business sectors, who arrived in the metropolis of Czechoslovakia to attend congresses and conferences.

27th November 2019 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism


CMS 2019 Infrastructure Index

Central and Eastern Europe is brimming with opportunities in renewables, airport expansions and electrification of transport as the race towards green leadership and proactive government policies gather pace. These are among the findings published in the 2019 CMS Infrastructure Index: Bridging Continents.

The latest report by international law firm CMS in conjunction with inspiratia, analyses data against six criteria to create a guide to the most attractive destinations for infrastructure investment in the world. This year’s report confirms that a crucial point has been reached in the global transition into greener, smarter and more sustainable investments and assets.

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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