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The National Day of the Czech Republic at the EXPO in Dubai will take place in exactly one year

21. 3. 2021

The National Day "Czech Spring" will take place on the premises of the EXPO in Dubai on March 21, 2022, and the Czech Republic will be presented as a land of springs, a spring of ideas and a spring garden. This date was chosen by the Office of the General Commissioner not only because it is the first spring day, but also because it is just before the Day of Happiness and just after it is the Day of Water, which is a key topic for the Czech Republic and the pavilion.

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The EXPO in Dubai is opening the pavilion to the public, and a team from the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic is planting a garden on the Czech lot

21. 1. 2021

As a part of the “Pavilions Premiere” campaign, EXPO in Dubai is opening its first exposition to the public. It is the first pavilion Terra – the central building in the sustainability zone, in whose close proximity stands the Czech Republic pavilion. Those interested only have a limited window of time to visit – from the 22nd of January until the 10th of April 2021.

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The National Day of the Czech Republic at the EXPO in Dubai is being organized by the company ArtProm

13. 1. 2021

The Office of the General Commissioner of Czech Republic's participation at the World Exposition EXPO in Dubai and the expert committee have chosen a contractor for the National Day – its realisation will be handled by the company ArtProm s.r.o.

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The Czech robot will also appear at the World Exposition in Dubai

9. 9. 2020

One year before the opening of the first General World Exposition in the Arab World, the organizers of the EXPO in Dubai published a book of fairy tales from all over the world. In it, the Czech Republic is represented by the story of the robots Radius and Helena written based on the play R.U.R. by Karel Čapek. The Czech author wrote this with the help of his brother Josef exactly one hundred years ago, and on January 25, 1921, the word robot was first heard on stage.

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The Czech team is returning to the EXPO in Dubai

4. 9. 2020

At the turn of August and September 2020 - for the first time since the interruption of all travel to the United Arab Emirates in April - representatives of the Office of the General Commissioner returned to the Czech pavilion at the EXPO in Dubai. This was enabled by the resumption of air connections between Prague and Dubai and a resolution by the government confirming Czech Republic's participation at the General World Exposition in the one-year postponed term.

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BIE General Assembly officially approves Expo 2020 Dubai date change

29. 5. 2020

The General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) has approved the one-year postponement of Expo 2020 Dubai. As a result, the dates of Expo 2020 Dubai have officially changed to 1 October 2021 – 31 March 2022. The event will keep the name “Expo 2020 Dubai”.

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The Czech Republic supported the proposal to postpone the EXPO 2020 in Dubai by one year

28. 4. 2020

On Monday the 27/04/2020, the Czech Republic supported the proposal of the Organisers of the General World Exposition to postpone the EXPO 2020 in Dubai by one year. It did so as one of the first countries that has voting rights at the International Bureau of Expositions (Bureau International des Expositions – BIE) because only BIE can decide to change the date of the EXPO.

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The EXPO 2020 in Dubai might be postponed for a year

30. 3. 2020

The Steering Committee of the EXPO 2020 in Dubai will recommend that the participating countries explore the possibilities and effects of postponing the first Universal World Exposition in the Arab world by 12 months. This is due to the worldwide spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and the anti-pandemic measures against the disease COVID-19. The motion was agreed upon by the participating countries General Commissioners in the Steering Committee, including the Czech Republic, along with the Organizers of the EXPO 2020 in Dubai and the leadership of the International Bureau of Exhibitions BIE in Paris.

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Expo 2020 Dubai Participants express unity and solidarity in face of global COVID-19 pandemic

18. 3. 2020

Expo 2020 Dubai convened today a virtual Steering Committee meeting of representatives of the countries taking part in Expo 2020 Dubai to consult on the impact that COVID-19 is having on their preparations for Expo 2020 Dubai, which is due to open in October this year.

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The Czech Republic became a member of the EXPO 2020 Executive Committee

1. 11. 2019

The participating countries of the World Exposition EXPO 2020 in Dubai have elected an executive committee comprising thirty General Commissioners. Jiří F. Potužník, the General Commissioner of the Czech Republic, also became a member of the so-called “Steering Committee”, which negotiates directly with the EXPO Organizers and promotes the interests of the exhibitors.

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Czech students visited the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates

1. 11. 2019

In his palace in Abu Dhabi, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan received the Commissioner General of Czech participation at the EXPO 2020 in Dubai along with students from Jan Neruda Grammar School. On this occasion, which is a part of the preparations for the national participation at the first World Exhibition in the Arab world, Jiří F. Potužník gave him a richly illuminated hand-made copy of the Latin fragment of the Chronicle of Dalimil on Parchment.

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S.A.W.E.R. started making water in the desert

2. 8. 2019

On the night from the 31st of July to the 1st of August, the S.A.W.E.R. system (solar-air-water-earth-resources) made the first tens of litres of water in the Sweihan desert in the United Arab Emirates using only solar energy.

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Czech Republic receives its pavilion plot at EXPO 2020 Dubai site

13. 3. 2019

On the 13th of March 2019, the Czech Republic became one of the first of 190 participating countries to break ground for the construction of its pavilion at EXPO 2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The two-storey building, which will be built based on the design from the architectural studio Formosa AA, will be located next to the entrance gate to the Sustainability district and it will offer an exhibition representing Czech scientific discoveries and innovations.

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Water created by the S.A.W.E.R. system is drinkable

12. 10. 2018

Scientists from the University Centre for Energy Efficient Buildings of CTU have connected a mineralization unit WatiMin, from the company EuroClean, to the prototype of the S.A.W.E.R. system, which creates water out of the air using solar energy and which is capable of cultivating the desert using subsurface cultures (solar-air-water-energy-resources). The technological core of the national exposition at the EXPO 2020 in Dubai is a joint project of the CTU and the Czech Academy of Sciences, but private companies will also participate in its construction.

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The doors of the Czech pavilion are open to all those interested in showing off what they can offer in the UAE

5. 9. 2018

Just like in Milan, the Office of the General Commissioner (KGK) is ready to open the doors of the national pavilion to exhibitors that are interested and, more importantly, have something to offer. The topic of the EXPO 2020 is “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future” and the Czech exposition concept of “Czech Spring” is relying on the presentation of Czech science, industry and contemporary design.

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The S.A.W.E.R. system started making water

7. 8. 2018

In a lab in Buštěhrad, where desert climatic conditions are being simulated, the scientists from the University Centre for Energy Efficient Buildings (UCEEB) CTU brought to life the machine that makes water out of the air. The mobile version of the S.A.W.E.R. system (solar-air-water-earth -resources) is the size of a shipping container and is capable of producing up to one hundred litres of water per day – the capacity of this technology integrated into the national pavilion at the EXPO 2020 in Dubai should be fivefold.

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The Czech Republic knows the shape of the pavilion for the World Exposition 2020 in Dubai

21. 6. 2018

The national pavilion at the World Exposition Expo 2020 in Dubai will be built based on the architectural design of young Czech architects from the company Formosa AA Inc., who are also doctoral students at the CTU in Prague, Faculty of Architecture. It will be built by a consortium of the companies MCI Prague Inc. and a Swiss company NÜSSLI. Similar to the Expo 2015 in Milan, Czech Republic will only rent the pavilion from its creators - it will cost 84 million crowns.

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The competition for the Czech Pavilion at EXPO 2020 in Dubai has started

16. 2. 2018

On February 15, the General Commissioner's Office of Czech participation at the World Exposition EXPO 2020 in Dubai declared the tender for the developer of the national pavilion. It will last for over a hundred days and is open to domestic, European and United Arab Emirates companies as well as companies from other states.

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