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Interesting lectures at Meltingpot Forum in Ostrava
18 7 2018

Interesting lectures at Meltingpot Forum in Ostrava

More than 180 speakers from 25 countries around the world will be part of the third edition of the international Meltingpot discussion forum, which will take place from July 18-21 at the Colours of Ostrava festival in the industrial area of Dolni Vítkovice. There will be the personalities of many fields of human thinking – from politics, culture, science, education, travel, economics to personal development.

The historic slaughterhouse will change the face of the City
18 7 2018

The historic slaughterhouse will change the face of the City

The City of Ostrava will repair the premises of historic slaughterhouse in Ostrava. The neglected premises will be transformed into a modern art gallery after reconstruction. The city invited architectural tenders for its reconstruction and a Polish architectural studio, KWK Promes, owned by the architect Robert Konieczny, is preparing the project documentation. The slaughterhouse extensions will be converted into an international cultural centre.

Faculty of Economics will have a new building
18 7 2018

Faculty of Economics will have a new building

VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava is preparing a major change – it has decided to move its Faculty of Economics from the City Centre to the Poruba campus.

Ostrava Development Newsletter!!!: a new issue is here
17 7 2018

Ostrava Development Newsletter!!!: a new issue is here

The July issue of the newsletter informs you about a vacant lot in the city centre nearby the Masaryk square that is looking for an investor, about City district Hrabová plan to built a new municipal centre, a unique logistics project of Ostrava Airport Multimodal Park and many others.

Hošťálkovice is preparing a sports and relaxation zone
17 7 2018

Hošťálkovice is preparing a sports and relaxation zone

Climbing wall, bicycle and skating track, relaxing seating and more. Similar modern projects for leisure activities are currently being prepared by several Ostrava City Districts, and Hošťálkovice is no exception.

News from the Ostrava’s labour market
16 7 2018

News from the Ostrava’s labour market

As of last June, the Labour Office registered a total of 13,748 job seekers in Ostrava, of which 6,969 were women. There are 2.2 job seekers per vacancy. The unemployment rate reached 5.8% in Ostrava, 4.7% in the Moravian-Silesian Region and 2.9% in the Czech Republic.

First collaborative robots in Ostrava
13 7 2018

First collaborative robots in Ostrava

The Moravian-Silesian Innovation Centre (MSIC) plans to build an industrial competence centre. One of the concrete steps leading to the launch of this project was also the establishment of the collaborative robots centre, which has recently been opened at MSIC.

Prestigious award for the RESIDOMO’s parent company
12 7 2018

Prestigious award for the RESIDOMO’s parent company

Round Hill Capital, one of the two RESIDOMO's investors, has become the overall winner of PIE European Property Investor Awards 2018, a prestigious real estate competition of European investors. It is awarded especially for professional property management, expansion of tenant services, innovation and professional real estate business.

Ostrava celebrates 100 years of the Republic
11 7 2018

Ostrava celebrates 100 years of the Republic

This year, we commemorate the 100th anniversary of Czechoslovakia. This important historical jubilee is connected with 28 October 1918, when an independent Czechoslovak state was proclaimed. For the Czech Republic, this day is a public holiday and an occasion for celebrations and memorial events. A year-long project to honour this anniversary was also proclaimed by the City of Ostrava. It includes exhibitions, concerts, and lectures, events for children and adults, and publications.

Land in the Hrušov zone is in high demand
11 7 2018

Land in the Hrušov zone is in high demand

The members of the Ostrava City Assembly approved the plan to sell the land in Hrušov owned by the City. Last September, the City invited prospective buyers to submit their offers for an investment project in the Hrušov development zone. Four offers were received by April 30. The City Assembly also determined the ranking of the prospective buyers, and the City will negotiate the sale of the land with these prospective buyers in that order.

Ostrava’s Hospitals: Perfect care, state-of-the-art technology
10 7 2018

Ostrava’s Hospitals: Perfect care, state-of-the-art technology

The neurosurgical department of the Ostrava City Hospital started using the new Zeiss Kinevo 900 – a robotic visualization system that replaces the current operating microscope. It is currently the most advanced visualization system on the market used in neurosurgical operations, the first device of its kind in the Czech Republic.

Ostrava is enjoying sports and culture
9 7 2018

Ostrava is enjoying sports and culture

Ostrava and its region offer a huge range of leisure activities. The city hosts numerous major international events throughout the year. Let us introduce you some of them. Colours of Ostrava, famous and very popular music festival, will start next week!

People create “cool space” in the city
3 7 2018

People create “cool space” in the city

Change the streets, complete the squares or parks and other public spaces according to their own ideas - such a possibility has been offered to active citizens or non-profit organizations by a subsidy programme for the revitalization of public space in the city.

Unique logistics centre being built in Mošnov
3 7 2018

Unique logistics centre being built in Mošnov

A new multimodal logistics centre outside the Ostrava Airport can become an important transshipment terminal of the "New Silk Road" Concens Investments is building a giant Ostrava Airport Multimodal Park in the immediate vicinity of Mošnov Airport, investing several billions of korunas.

Another sports centre nearing completion
26 6 2018

Another sports centre nearing completion

At the beginning of the holidays, Ostrava will inaugurate the new part of the in-line centre "Cementárna". It is an expansion of the first phase opened in September 2014. It will include 1,600 meters of track, tennis courts, a skate park, parkour training grounds and a pumptrack. The project involved the renovation of roads and pavements, and an expansion of the parking lot built in the first stage. Added were resting places with benches, bicycle stands and trash cans. The opening ceremony is scheduled for Friday 29 June.

Shared pink bicycles a new hit in Ostrava
24 6 2018

Shared pink bicycles a new hit in Ostrava

Ostravians are one of the most frequent users of the bikesharing system. The Ostravians have fallen in love with the pink bikes. Every bicycle is rented on average by six cyclists a day. There are 45 places in Ostrava where people can rent and return the bikes. The cyclists most often use the bikes for short trips in the city centre.

Ostrava-Hrabová plans to build its municipal centre
17 6 2018

Ostrava-Hrabová plans to build its municipal centre

If we disregard the large industrial zone, the City district of Hrabová consists of three parts. Although the residential estate has its own square, we can hardly refer to it as the centre of the City district. Hrabová simply has and never had its centre. And that's about to change.

New era of urbanism in Ostrava
14 6 2018

New era of urbanism in Ostrava

The Institute for Politics and Society, in cooperation with the City of Ostrava, organizes a public debate whose topic is "New Era of Urban Planning in Ostrava". It takes place today at 4:30 p.m. in Brickhouse in Lower Vítkovice Area /Dolní oblast Vítkovice/.

Current situation on the labour market
11 6 2018

Current situation on the labour market

At the end of May, there were 14,097 people in the Ostrava contact point register. There were 1,515 job seekers in May. The share of unemployed persons reached 6% in Ostrava. The Moravian-Silesian Region has ranked first in terms of the share of unemployed persons compared to other regions of the Czech Republic.

Slaughterhouse to be transformed into a cultural centre
7 6 2018

Slaughterhouse to be transformed into a cultural centre

An International Cultural Centre is to be built in the buildings annexed to the City slaughterhouse. After the renovation, the centre will offer artists and the public with spaces for dance, lectures, concerts, theatre, fine arts, as well as accommodation for guest artists.