Welcome! Thank you for visiting our website. Our programs are prepared not only for local Czech nad Slovak expats living in Istanbul, but also for wider range of Istanbulians including locals and expats from other countries. Some of our programs include activities prepared in English language. Most of us can speak English and if you show an interest in any of our activities, we will be happy to see you there.
Our main goal is to strive for development of cultural and interpersonal relations between the Czechia, Slovakia and Turkey. We would like to be a social platform for all expats and friends of the Czechia and Slovkia in Turkey and maintain and develop expatriate fellowship, Czech na Slovak descendants.
Czech and Slovak expats in Istanbul association was established with the support of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech republic on 14th April 2012 as a non-registered non-profit association of individuals. We cooperate with the Consulate General of the Czech republic in Istanbul and annually apply for financial grants from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech republic. According to the Statutes, a membership meeting is held once a year to elect the Committee.
We focus on promotion and popularization activities, organization of exhibits and other relevant cultural, social and educational activities, and last but not least, information activities. Within the Czech and Slovak expatriate association, we organize traditional events such as Saint Nicholas Party or Kite Day. For the youngest children, we regularly hold meetings aimed at facilitating and maintaining contact and communication skills in Czech language with other Czech-speaking children living here.