American Friends of the Czech Republic (AFoCR) is an independent American non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the relationship between the United States and Czech Republic. AFoCR fosters communication, encourages understanding, invites friendship, and promotes mutual respect between the two countries and their peoples, governments, economic enterprises, civic and cultural institutions. Nationwide in scope, AFoCR is the voice of the American constituency that supports close and strong relations with the Czech Republic and its people.
The Czech Center New York (CC NY) is a meeting place for Czech and local culture, a place where artists and professionals, Czech and non-Czech alike, can get to know each other and talk about their work, and produce work together, when the chance presents itself. Though of course our focus is on contemporary Czech artists, we are open to any idea that addresses current cultural or social themes, and are committed to the support of new international projects.
The Czech Olympic Committee (Czech NOC) was established on May 18, 1899. In accordance with the Olympic Charter, its mission is to develop and promote the Olympic values and ideals, and arrange the representation of the Czech Republic at Olympic Games. On the basis of recognition by the International Olympic Committee, it is the only entity authorized to manage the Olympic Movement in the Czech Republic. The Czech NOC represents the interests of Czech sport within the international Olympic Movement. It undertakes publicaly beneficial activities in support of Czech sport and, in particular, its members. In these activities it works with all sport entities.
Diplomacy and Fashion is a celebration of global nations and cultures, bringing together diplomacy, fashion, and philanthropy. The mission is to promote up-and-coming designers from different countries around the world. Diplomacy & Fashion envisions the creation of an exclusive network with an emphasis on fashion and the future of the industry in the center of the world’s diplomacy.
In 1923, the Czechoslovak government decided that Czernin Palace would be alloted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, offices of which were dispersed in several places in Prague. State rooms of Czernin Palace host many significant negotiations, and serve for the purposes of multiple conferences and sessions. It is not by accident that it was here where the Warsaw Treaty was dissolved at the beginning of 1990s.
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The National Film Archive (NFA) is one of the ten oldest film archives in the world. The NFA's function is collection, preservation, scientific processing, and using of audiovisual archival materials which document national film production, genesis and development of film art, life of the Czech nation and important world events. At present, the NFA takes care of more tha 150 million film meters, 600 thousand photographs, 30 thousand posters, and 100 thousand advert materials.
Sense Arena specializes in virtual reality applications, which are used for training and education purposes in hockey. Sense Arena is a cognitive training platform for athletes looking to gain a competitive edge, by helping players find their mental edge. It is designed by innovative hockey leaders and used by professional players and goalies across the whole world.