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Integration on the roads – Senica

People say that the best comes last. Our last “integrating” stop was in the town which is located on the borders of Slovakia and the Czech Republic. You can actually walk from Senica to Morava  and mixing languages, cultures and lives of people here is completely natural. People from Senica have a certain amount of tolerance in their genetic code.  In the premises of Business Academy, Marta Botníková, a professor and Head of the Department of Ethnology at FF UK in Bratislava, Miroslava Hnilíčková who works as a coordinator of a qualitative research in the Institute of  Public Affairs, Zaher Jaan Zaher, who comes from Afghanistan and originally he came to Slovakia to study, had a discussion with the students. Back then, he did not even think that Slovakia could become his second home. A newcomer in our team was a likeable Abdi Abdirahman Ahmed from Somalia. The first who came to Slovakia was his father and at the end of 2009 the Slovak Republic met his requirements and his family could come as well. Ahmed says that he came from worse to better conditions and that he likes Slovakia. After a pleasant meeting with the students, just as nice and friendly meeting was waiting for us in the TV SEN.

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Integration on the roads-Martin

For a penult time we went on 28th January 2014 on our “integration road”.

This time we headed to the Martin, to the only town in Slovakia which has developed an integrated strategy. As first we had met with students from the oldest Slovakian grammar schools- Gymnázia V.P.Tótha and later on we talked in the studio of TV TURIEC.

This time it was clearly “ladies night”. Debating were Marta Botíková Professor and Head of the Department of Ethnology FF UK in Bratislava. Miroslava Hlinčíková wich works as a coordinator of qualitative research at the Institute for Public Affairs and Irina Giertlová who comes to study to Slovakia in 2007 from the St.Petersburg. Today acts as a leading leisure centre and as a leader of Irina Dance Group.

 

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Integration on the road-Bratislava

December 9,2013

On the Monday, 9th December 2013 the Integration on the road visited our capital city. Our first stop was at the well known Grammar School Metodova. The students had this time discussion with the professor Marta Botíková who is the Head of the Department of Ethnology at FF UK in Bratislava and who is by the way the absolvent of this Grammar School.Mrs. Botíková has brought over the historical photo from her students years.The next guest were extremely sympathetic Iran lady Shahad Imad Essmat and Simon Wang, who came to Slovakia from China.He even sang for the students song „Loď do neznáma“- a ship to nowhere from Tublatanka.We felt great there, so we hope that, the students did too.Our gueats even this time did not miss the discussion in a local TV. Ľubica Pilzová has discussed with them about the integration of migrants from the 3rd world countries in Slovakia in the studio of TV Bratislava.

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Integration on the road- Nové Zámky

How was it on the south of Slovakia?Perfect.The students of the Grammar school in M.R.Štefánika street surprised us a lot!They did  not have to be pushed to discussion:-)They were interested in everything-differences in culture,religion,gastronomy, but even in how the foreigners see us as Slovaks and if they experienced some kind of intolerance in our country.Our guests frankly and thankfully answered  all their questions.It is extremly nice to meet young people,who have their own opinion, healthy self-confidence and would like to know more.....Thank you.

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Integration on the roads – Pezinok

23th October 2013, Pezinok

A married couple Bandana Dixit and Akshay Kumar came to Slovakia from a distant country India for their studies. At last they decided to stay. They started a family, brought up their children, and started their business. They share their home and culture with everyone who comes to their Indian restaurant in Bratislava. In Pezinok, the ethnologist Marta Botníková and Zaher Jaan Zaher – the representative of the Afghan community were also present. This is what we have brought to Pezinok. What have we found there? – An amazing friendly atmosphere, open-minded young people, the town without prejudices, the people willing to accept any foreigner. Maybe the wine was the reason … or the multicultural past? Anyway, if you are a foreigner and you are looking for a right place for yourself, try Pezinok :)

Integration on roads – Spišská Nová Ves

27th September 2013, Spišská Nová Ves

On the first series of our „traveling“ discussions we went on the 27th September to the region Spis this time. As first,we met with the  lovely students from the beautiful Grammar school on Školská ulica.They had discussions with Jaan Zaheer, who is the president of WAPO,Marta Botíková who is Head of the Department of Ethnology and Cultural- Comenius University, Mr. Milan Hrabovský from the Centre for Coordination of Integration of Foreigners MPSVaR and Nargis Rahmon from Tajikistan who Works in Slovakia as a translator, interpreter and as language teacher. Our second stop was in TV Reduta and again in beautiful historical building. Spišská Nová Ves is a beautiful place as well as people who are living here. They have open hearts for the differentness even without the age gap.

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Integration on roads- Vrbove/Piestany

11th of June 2013,Vrbove/Ruzomberok

On Monday 11th of June 2013 we went to beautiful place to mountain peaks of Little Karpats. The main reason of our visit was the discussion with students from bilingual High School of J.B.Magina in Vrbove.We were discussing with students  and later on as well on the local Tv with- Marta Botíková - Head of the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology in UK, Milan Hrabovsk - The Centre for coordinating the integration of foreigners MPSVaR,Svitlana Kebelesh the student of diplomacy from Ukraina and Zaher Jaan Zaher- the president of the World Afghans Professionals Organization(WAPO).

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Integration on the road-Ružomberok

28th of May 2013,Ruzomberok

In authenticated group of discussants Zaher Jaan Zaher- the president of World Afghans Professionals Organization, Marta Botíková - Head of the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology in UK Bratislava,Milan Hrabovský - The Centre for coordinating the integration of foreigners MPSVaR. We traveled  together on last week of May to the Ruzomberok.This time we were talking to high school students from St. Andrew's Grammar School about the integration of migrants. Residents of Ruzomberok  could become familiar with this theme in a program “ Theme“ at the local tv station in Ruzomberok. 

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Integration on the roads - Bardejov

The 18th of April 2013, Bardejov 

Destination of the second journey was Šariš. We came across a great atmosphere with students of  Leonard Stöckel's Gymnasium and meeting in Bardejov television afterwards. Disccusants this time were: Zaher Jaan Zaher, president of World Afghan Professionals Organisation.  Marta Botíková, director of the department of ethnology and cultural anthropology at Comenius University in Bratislava. Milan Hraboský, Center for coordinating the integration of foreigners MPSVaR. 

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Integration on the roads - Prievidza

The 25th of March 2013, Prievidza

 

The first meeting of the project Integration on the roads took place in Horná Nitra. In the mid-morning, we had a session with the students of Gymnasium of V.B.Nedožerský. In the afternoon we had a discussion in the studio of Regional television Prievidza. Our guests in Horná Nitra were Cuban Rafael Enrique Batista Guerrero, Marta Botíková, director of the department of ethnology and cultural anthropology Comenius University in Bratislava. Milan Hraboský, Center for coordinating the integration of foreigners MPSVaR. 

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