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Publishing and research are an integral part of our projects. Our research studies focus on current topics of migration, media images of refugees and foreigners, etc.

You can purchase our publications at our office located at Vodičkova 36, 116 02 Prague 1 or order them by phone (+420 296 325 345) or e-mail (infocentrum@mkc.cz). If you request a publication to be mailed to you, we will charge a CZK 70/100 shipping and handling fee.
Our research studies are available from the Multicultural Center's library or you can download them in PDF format.

Newsletter La Ngonpo

Newsletter La Ngonpo

Information newsletter about La Ngonpo (Blue Pass) project. It is made especially for schools which are already involved in the international school partnership project of the same name as well as for all others who want to learn new information about global development education and multicultural issues. In the newsletter you will find useful information about what recently happened in the project.
English version is available for download here:
 Newsletter n. 1 [PDF, 1,7 MB].
 Newsletter n. 2 [PDF, 0,8 MB].
 Newsletter n. 3 [PDF, 0,9 MB].
 Newsletter n. 4 [PDF, 2,3 MB].
 Newsletter n. 5 [PDF, 3 MB].
 Newsletter n. 6 [PDF, 2,8 MB].

La Ngonpo

Publications published by the Multicultural Center Prague

La Ngonpo - Outputs Database

During the three years of the La Ngonpo project duration, the participating schools have collected a great amount of very interesting outputs on the La Ngonpo website www.la-ngonpo.org . In this material, we would like to present at least some of the inspiring outputs with a clear reference to their place in the methodology manual La Ngonpo: A Meeting Point. La Ngonpo: Outputs Database, therefore, serves as a complementary material to the La Ngonpo Project presenting outputs of Czech, Ladakhi and Nepali partner schools; it’s available for teachers to use in La Ngonpo lessons or for whoever is interested in what has been created by children from different cultural environments.
English version is available for download here:
 Outputs database [PDF, 5 MB].

La Ngonpo - outputs database
La Ngonpo Diary, or Who We've Met in the Blue Pass

> La Ngonpo Diary presents the international educational project of school partnerships through the eyes of some of its participants. Czech and Ladakhi teachers, volunteers, project's partners, experts on global and development education and also the organizers share their experiences with the Czech-Indian project La Ngonpo (2010 - 2012). The Diary also serves as a universal personal organizer and is accompanied by a number of photographs from the Czech Republic and Ladakh.
ISBN 978-80-87615-03-4 (ENG).
English version is available for download here:
 Diary [PDF, 5,5 MB].

Diary
Lesson plans to the film Out of Dreams

Methodology manual, which contains 3 lesson plans to the film Out of Dreams, is intended for primary and secondary school teachers as a supplementary material to La Ngonpo Project, or it can be used individually. The film takes a close look at the lives of two teenage boys, Rinchen from India and Honza from the Czech Republic, and compares their dreams, desires and wishes in culturally different contexts. This methodology handbook is focused on an active use of the film material at school with the emphasis on different aspects of the film - dreams, desires and wishes, role of education in our lives and also on critical analysis of the film and of the documentary film genre in general.
ISBN 978-80-87615-05-8 (ENG).
English version is available for download here:
 Lesson plans to the film Out of Dreams [PDF, 9,2 MB].

Out of dreams
Documentary film Out of Dreams

Out of Dreams was created between 2010 and 2012 as one of the outputs of the three-year educational project La Ngonpo. The film portrays lives of two teenagers, Rinchen from India and Honza from the Czech Republic, and compares their dreams, desires and wishes in culturally different environments. The documentary was made by Polish professional filmmakers, Elwira Niewira and Piotr Rosolowsky from Fundacja Nowa Ameryka.

The film is complemented by excerpts from student short films created during workshops within the La Ngonpo project.

You can download the film here for free.

Out of dreams
La Ngonpo - A Meeting Point

This methodological manual builds on Multicultural and Global Education Methodology for Partnership of Czech and Ladakhi Schools of the La Ngonpo project (2010) and develops it further for universal use anywhere in the world. Both manuals were published by Multicultural Centre Prague in cooperation with NaZemi. The manual is designed for students between 12 and 16 years of age and their teachers at elementary and secondary schools. It consists of 24 lesson plans which can be used in partnership with another elementary or secondary school from any country in the world over the course of six months.

The methodology complies with the following cross-curricular links: Education towards Thinking in European and Global context, Multicultural Education, Environmental Education, and Personal Development and Social Education.
You can download the manual for free:
ISBN 978-80-87615-01-0 (ENG).
 La Ngonpo - A Meeting Point [PDF, 6,6 MB].

La Ngonpo
La Ngonpo Methodology

Multicultural Centre Prague, in cooperation with NaZemi, published a Multicultural and Global Education Methodology for elementary and secondary school teachers. The methodological manual consists of 24 lesson plans which can be used in partnership with another elementary or secondary school from Ladakh, India, over the course of six months. Six different modules (Circle, Heroes, Migration, Beauty, Water, and Together) enable students between 12 and 16 years of age not only to discover what students in a different part of the world think, but also to learn more about themselves, their schoolmates and the society they live in. The methodology complies with the following cross-curricular links: Education towards Thinking in European and Global context, Multicultural Education, Environmental Education, and Personal Development and Social Education.
You can download the manual for free:
ISBN 978-80-904808-6-5 (ENG).
 La Ngonpo [PDF, 3,6 MB].

La Ngonpo
Czech Made? Catalogue (2009)

The publication focuses on the work of foreigners in the Czech Republic. Through the comics and investigative articles you can thus become acquainted with the circumstances under which foreigners in our country have to work. The title “Czech Made?” refers to the long and arduous work of migrant? laborers, which is often hidden behind Czech products. The catalogue contains nine reports and eight comic strips describing the life experiences of foreigners of different nationalities who seek work in the Czech Republic. The stories describe the daily life of foreigners, the real situation with regard to Czech employers, and also present specific examples concerning the violation of human rights and abuse of working conditions. The publication (ISBN 978-80-904161-3-0) can be obtained for 130 CZK at the office of the Multicultural Center Prague, or from the web-based bookstore Kosmas.

Czech Made?
Antidiscrimination Law (2007)

Sandra Fredman provides an introduction to discrimination law which is accessible, yet challenging and thought provoking. The concepts of equality and discrimination are elucidated by relating the law to its social and historical context and by drawing on a wide variety of philosophical and legal sources, including materials from other jurisdictions. The book contains chapters on the sources of discrimination, the scope of discrimination law, the concepts of direct and indirect discrimination, the issue of reverse discrimination, and the limits of the law in providing rights and remedies for discrimination.

Antidiscrimination Law
Visegrad Moves (2007)

This publication on migration in Central Europe gives a new perspective on labour migration to Western Europe, consisting of academic pieces and excerpts of blogs from Central European migrants living in Western countries. The publication, which is to some extent experimental, seeks to answer following questions: who are the people leaving their countries to work abroad? How are migrants form Eastern Europe perceived in Western countries? How does labour migration influence the economic situation of sending and receiving countries? Which migrants move to Visegrad countries? ISBN 978-80-239-9307-3 The publication was realised with financial assistance of International Visegrad Fund and European Union. There is a possibility to get the publication for free in the office of the Multicultural Centre Prague.

Visegrad Moves
Common publication of non-governmental organisations on the amendment to the asylum law and the law on foreigners (2007)

Comments and arguments by non-governmental organisations: Counselling Centre for Citizenship/Civil and human Rights (Counselling Centre for Refugees, Organization for Aid to Refugees, Counselling Centre for Integration, Society of Citizens Assisting Emigrants) and Multicultural Centre Prague on the planned amendment to the asylum law and the law on foreigners are presented in this publication as a reaction to actual discussion in the Chamber of Deputies.

Common publication of non-governmental organisations
Libraries as Gateways to the Integration of Immigrants in the EU (2006)

This publication, intended for Czech public libraries, contains a comprehensive collection of texts and guidance on how create a multicultural library. The main text is a detailed manual for implementing integration activities in libraries. In addition, the publication provides information about multicultural activities of Czech public libraries and projects implemented by libraries abroad. ISBN 80-239-7826-8
You can pick up a free copy from our office. English version is available for download here  here [PDF, 1,7 MB]

Libraries as Gateways
Práce je jinde / Work Is Elsewhere (2006)

The Czech-English catalogue of the Work Is Elsewhere exhibition is the main result of the Multicultural Center's labor migration project involving 32 photographers and researchers. Project participants worked in pairs (photographer plus research) and during the summer of 2006 documented a total of 16 individual life stories centering on people who, for a variety of reasons, travel to various places to find work.
Price: CZK 70 at our office (CZK 200 in bookstores)

Work Is Elsewhere
Anti-discriminatory Education and the Public Administration in the Czech Republic: A Guidebook for Public Administration Officials (2006)

This guidebook is designed for public administration officials and provides comprehensive information about the legal framework of anti-discriminatory measures, examples of anti-discriminatory practices as well as relevant references. ISBN 80-239-7825-X
You can pick up a free copy of the publication (in Czech) from our office or download it  here [PDF, 80 kB]

Anti-discriminatory Education
Migration Processes in Central and Eastern Europe: Unpacking the Diversity (2006)

The publication looks into various, previously unexplored aspects of migration processes in the region, making them available to an English-reading audience. It originated from a series of papers presented at the Workshop on Developments and Patterns of Migration Processes in Central and Eastern Europe organised at the Faculty of Humanities of Charles University in Prague in August 2005. ISBN 80-239-6901-3
publication is available for download in two formats.
 Publication (optimal quality) [PDF, 474 kB]
 Publication (print quality) [PDF, 3,4 MB]

Migration Processes in Central and Eastern Europe
Financial Services in the Czech Republic: A Hanbook for Foreigners (2006)

This publication aims at giving foreigners information about the Czech banking system and explaining legends and myths that circulate among foreigners with little knowledge of the Czech language. Published in Czech, English, German, Russian, Ukrainian and Vietnamese. ISBN 80-239-6725-8
You can pick up a free copy from our office. Publication in all languague versions is available for download at www.migraceonline.cz/finance.

Financial Services
Libraries for All: The Role of Public Libraries in a Multicultural Society (2005)

This is the first Czech guide to building a truly multicultural library. It provides information about multicultural activities of Czech public libraries and projects in foreign libraries. A bibliography and Internet resources dealing with foreigners and national minorities in the Czech Republic are also included. ISBN 80-239-5021-5
Price: CZK 80
The English version of this publication is available for download   here  [PDF, 2,2 MB]

Knihovny pro vsechny

Social and Cultural Diversity in Central and Eastern Europe: Old Factors and New - Prague (2004)

Proceedings of the seminar entitled "Social and Cultural Diversity in Central and Eastern Europe" which the Multicultural Center Prague hosted in October 2004 in Prague. The text contains important contributions about ethnic, religious and cultural differences, cultural and migration policies, etc.
Proceedings available for download   here  [PDF, 1,7 MB]

Old Factors and New (2004)
We and the Others: Manual for Multicultural Education in Primary Schools (2003)

This publication aims at facilitating integration of people of different persuasions, lifestyles, skin colors or sexual orientations who meet today in the Czech Republic's schools. The manual contains a theoretical introduction and specific activities. CD-ROM or book. Czech version only. ISBN 80-239-2099-5
Price: CZK 290 (guidebook + CD)
Price: CZK 100 (CD only)

My a ti druzí
Hard to Make out Foreigners: How Foreigners Are (not) Written About (2003)

A publication in Czech and English that attempts to answer the question of what we think about foreigners and minorities living in the Czech Republic and what information we receive about them from the media.
ISBN 80-239-1137-6
Sold out but available from our library.

Nečitelní cizinci
What? Me? A Racist? (2002)

This comic book is an attractive and entertaining educational aid commenting on everyday life in a society of people of different skin color, gender, social status, age and religion. Czech version only.
ISBN 80-238-8066-7
Price: CZK 90 (sold out but available from our library).

Cože? Já, a rasista?
Ethnic Music in the Classroom: the Course Book to introduce World Music on Primary and Secondary Schools (2001)

Music can be an appropriate and efficient tool to teach about the cultural, musical, religious and social history of regions and nations. The book - a result of an educational project focusing on ethnic music - includes an accompanying audio CD. Czech version only.
Price: CZK 200 (book + CD)

Etnická hudba ve škole
Multicultural memory trial (2002)

Let's play a game of memory trial and learn how diverse our planet is. Features illustrations by Lenka Procházková and comments.
Price: CZK 35 (sold out but available from our library).

Multikulturní pexeso

Research studies produced by the Multicultural Center Prague

Hard to Make out Foreigners: How Foreigners Are (not) Written About (2003)

This report was produced in 2003 as a part of the project Media and Minorities: The Media Image of Foreigners and Ethnic and National Minorities in the Czech Republic and examines the context in which foreigners are usually covered by the media. Topics of articles dealing with selected groups of foreigners (Vietnamese, Romanians, Ukrainians) are analyzed together with types of information sources used by authors (who is quoted and what other sources are used) and suppressed assumptions, shared expectations, fixed connotations, etc.
(Authors: Petra Klvačová and Tomáš Bitrich).

International Migration and the Czech Republic (2002)

For more information, please click here

Hard to Make out Refugees: Analysis of Press Coverage of Refugees in the Czech Press (2002)

This report was analyzes media coverage of refugees in the Czech printed media. The authors analyzed over 200 randomly selected articles about refugees published in the course of 12 months in MF Dnes, Lidové noviny and Právo. (Authors: Petra Klvačová and Tomáš Bitrich)

IMPACT - Impact of grant support provided by the Open Society Fund Prague on the Roma community (2000)

This pilot study examined the impact of grants provided by the Open Society Fund Prague on the Roma community. The objective was to acquire background information for evaluation of programs designed to help the Roma minority. The study was produced in cooperation between the Open Society Fund Prague and the Multicultural Center Prague by a team of students from the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Charles University as a part of their MA seminar entitled "Political and Economic Sociology." The students were Michaela Ledererová, Josef Macák, Karel Masařík and Lenka Simerská. Full text version of the study is available from our library.

Publications and studies published together with partners

O školara / Schoolchildren (2005)

The Horymír Zelenka Society and Ibra Ibrahimovič published a collection of photographs of Roma schoolchildren with Czech/Roma texts to help the Ústí nad Labem community school. The Multicultural Center Prague helped to publish the book. (Not for sale).

School for All: Modern Teaching V. (2005)

AISIS published the fifth installment in its Modern Teaching series which examines ways to make the educational environment safer for teaching and education of all children. The CD contains basic tools for analyzing a school, diagnosing problems and finding ways of redress. The Multicultural Center Prague has been involved in the making of the CD.
(For more information, visit http://www.aisis.cz )

Roma Life and Society Survey (2003)

The Society of Friends of the Romano Džaniben Magazine was behind this 2003 survey whose main objective was to find out how much people know about the life and society of the Roma. The survey was a joint effort of the Multicultural Center Prague, Athinganoi and the Roma Department of the Charles University' Institute of Indology.

Pavel Barša - The West and Islamism: Clash of Civilizations or Dialogue of Cultures? (2002)

This is a topical book describing political and cultural aspects of the relationship between the West and the world of Islam and the roots of Islamic fundamentalism. The relationship is analyzed from the perspective of two conflicting visions, one involving a universalistic planetary civilization and the other a particularistic clash of civilizations. The book was published by the Center for the Study of Democracy in cooperation with the Multicultural Center Prague in 2002.
ISBN 80-85959-96-8