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Karviná

Karviná is a city in Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic, on the Olza River. It is administrative center of Karviná District. The city lies in the historical region of Cieszyn Silesia and is one of the most important coal mining centers in the Czech Republic. It has 62000 inhabitants. More recently, this town has become a commercial and tourist center. By establishing the School of Business Administration of the Silesian University, Karviná has become a university town. New era has brought new development in construction activities, also in commercial activities and Karviná is becoming a town with dynamic development offering good choice for comfortable life.The Statutotory City of Karviná has a problem with development situation inside the Roma community. One of the priorities of the Karvina municipality is to improve situation inside the Roma community. The statutory city of Karviná wants to focus on three basic sub-themes :  access to key services for the Roma population; active inclusion of Roma into the labour market through education and training; building self help capacity in Roma communities. 

The importance of this problematic is visible in the statutory City of Karviná. The Ministry of labour and social development  elaborated the Analyse of social excluded Roma  locations in the Czech republic and three of this locations are situated rightly in the city of Karvina.

In the statutory city of Karvina is part of town, where only Roma live.

Because of Czech legislation – the government agents are not able to complete statistic information about ethnic minorities. Every figures about Roma population are just approximated.

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