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30 years since the Velvet revolution and other events in Geneva

This year, we commemorate a number of important events connected with the history of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic. 30 years ago, on 17 November 1989, we have commenced our march towards freedom and democracy. This was so called "Velvet Revolution" when people took their courage to stand up peacefully against the regime and to claim the promise of fundamental human rights.
The Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic, in the cooperation with the Permanent Mission of Slovakia, with fellow countrymen and other partners is planning to organize several public events to commemorate the 30th anniversary of democratic transition in Czechoslovakia.
Please note that this overview is indicative. Follow our web page and twitter (www.twitter.com/CZmissionGeneva) for regular updates. A detailed invitation to each event will be distributed. Please follow the links provided for RSVP and registration.


Launch of the Book "The Investigator: Demons of the Balkan War"

When: November 8th at 12:30

Where: Geneva Academy, Rue de Lausanne 12OB, Geneva

Contact: mission.geneva@embassy.mzv.cz

Vladimír Dzuro is a former investigator of the International Criminal Tribunal. During 1990s, he worked in the team that investigated the crimes committed in the former Yugoslavia. In his book The Investigator, he tells about dramatic situations he has experienced during these years. His book has become a best-seller in the Czech Republic and has been published in English as well. The foreword for his book was written by Mrs. Carla del Ponte, former Chief Prosecutor of the International Crime Tribunal. Mr. Dzuro will present his book at the premises of the Geneva Academy (www.geneva-academy.ch) which is a part of the University of Geneva. This event is organized in the framework of the Geneva Peace Week (www.genevapeaceweek.ch). After the event there will be a possibility to purchase the book and ask for the author's signature. More information about the book: https://warcrimeinvestigator.com

The number of participants is limited. Binding registration

Invitation 8.11.2019


Concert and Reception on the 30th Anniversary of the Velvet Revolution

When: November 11th at 18:30 (Door open at 18:00)

Where: WIPO, Chemin des Colombettes, Geneva

Contact: rsvp.geneva@mzv.sk

In connection to the 30th anniversary of the democratic transformation in Czechoslovakia, a gala concert and reception will be held on 11 November 2019, organized jointly by the Permanent Mission of Slovakia, the Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic and the World Intellectual Property Organization (www.wipo.int). Apart from the commemoration of the Velvet revolution, this event will also celebrate national day of both respective countries. During the evening, a Slovak orchestral group (www.gypsydevils.com), which was established in 1991, will perform classical music enriched with elements of folklore and jazz. The concert will be followed by a reception with specialties from both Czech and Slovakian cuisine. The reception will be accompanied by an exhibition of photographs capturing the events of 1989.

Invitation: Invitation 11.11.2019 (PDF, 501 KB)

Gypsy Devils