Forum 2000 Bulletin, Issue I, 2012

The new issue of the Forum 2000 Bulletin, in which we commemorate Václav Havel and Oldřich Černý, has just been released. In the bulletin, you can also learn about Forum 2000 activities in the last months of this past year, as well as, about the NGO Market, which is planned to take place in two weeks. The bulletin can be found here.

This issue is dedicated mainly to the memories of the founder of the Forum 2000 Foundation, Václav Havel, and its longtime director, Oldřich Černý, who recently passed away. You can commemorate Václav Havel and his legacy through the words of distinguished personalities, as well as, in connection with the preparations for this year’s Forum 2000 Conference, the theme of which Václav Havel personally suggested.

The bulletin also addresses the entirety of the October Forum 2000 Conference on “Democracy and the Rule of Law”, which was attended by over 160 delegates. A number of outputs from the conference discussions and speeches can be found on the Forum 2000 website and a comprehensive conference report will soon be released.

The second significant event of the last year was the December visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who came to Prague for his last encounter with Václav Havel. Along with Iranian Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Shirin Ebadi, and other guests, His Holiness the Dalai Lama participated in a discussion on the current situation of democracy and human rights in Asia. Afterwards, he publicly addressed an audience of thousands, in addition to many online viewers.

Currently, preparations for the 13th annual non-profit fair, the NGO Market, to be held on Friday, May 11, 2012 at the National Technical Library in Prague, are underway. The fair will showcase almost 200 organizations and will offer a diverse program, including workshops, projections of documentaries, live music, a thematic section on active aging and many other activities.

Current information about the NGO Market and other Forum 2000 projects can be found at You can also stay up to date on the current activities of Forum 2000 on Facebook.