Prague City Hall is running a new website Prague for All which is primarily intended for migrants living in Prague.
At the same time, it is a source of information for all inhabitants of the capital city of Prague, which is becoming more and more culturally diverse just like a number of other big European cities.
This website is available in several language versions – the ones that newcomers in Prague speak the most. It is designed as a reference point of the most important information and contacts for organisations, offices and their departments.
The aim is to enable migrants to get as much information as possible about dealing with everyday situations and living in the city that has become their new home.
The website also provides information about courses of Czech, cultural events and opportunities to participate in public life, which give migrants a chance to integrate into life in the capital city and in the Czech Republic.
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Every seventh Prague inhabitant is a foreigner and a half of them have permanent residence in the Czech Republic, an analysis by the Prague Institute of Planning and Development (IPR) shows.
In 2018, the number of foreigners registered in Prague exceeded 200,000. Overall, foreigners make up more than 15% of all Prague residents.
The analysis also states that foreigners are becoming a stable part of Prague’s future population and are a perspective source of workforce for the local labor market.
The most numerous group of foreigners living in Prague are 51,000 Ukrainians, followed by 31,500 Slovaks and 24,000 Russians. Taken together, these three countries form more than half of the total number of foreigners in Prague.
Foreigners are also becoming a stable part of Prague’s future population. This stabilization is particularly necessary to meet the needs of the labor market, as unemployment in Prague is one of the lowest in EU.
The number of citizens from the European Union is 1/3 of all foreigners. The remaining two-thirds are citizens from the so-called third countries: Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein.
Almost 50% of foreigners have a permanent residence in Prague, which confirms the stability of this Prague population, especially in relation to the labor force potential.