Mukařov

We are a village 35 km away from our capital Prague with 2500 permanent inhabitants (and some 500 residents who have houses in the village, but are not officially registered here). Our municipality consists of three formerly independent villages: Mukařov-Buda – an ancient settlement with our church, school, medical centre and shops laying at the crossroads of traditional trading routes, Srbín – a former agricultural village with extensive recent construction of new family houses, and Žernovka – a village known for its stonemasonry tradition.

Most of our working-age citizens commute to work outside the municipality. One of our aims is to improve communication and linkages between our citizens and the local government administration. Among others, we would like to improve e-governance practices, allowing flexibility in administration for citizens who are not in the village during working hours (due to every-day commuting).

First ‘smart’ steps were made in 2019 when we introduced an incentive system for waste management and launched a new municipal website. This year we are seeking ways to offer our citizens online payment of local fees.

We are currently looking for ways to better engage through digital means with those citizens (including children, youth, parents and seniors) who spend most of their time in the village. We would also like to attract more tourists and visitors to the village, which is part of Ladův kraj micro-region – a voluntary union of municipalities for tourism development and promotion – named after Josef Lada (famous Czech painter and illustrator) who drew inspiration for his work from the local area characterised by well-preserved nature.

  • April 2021
  • June 2021
  • August 2021
  • October 2021
  • March 2022
  • Surveay of local families

    A survey - also promoted in the local news - among almost 100 families through a google form to assess needs and demand for young people, has been the basis of the planning of activities for young people in Mukarov.
  • HangOut4Teens Club

    Hang Out 4Teens has been set up – a much needed initiative especially in the Covid times - as a place where young people can spend time meaningfully with regular events (social afternoon, movie night, outdoor and indoor activities) organised. Sessions are animated by a young university student from Mukarov, and has its own Instragram account.
  • Ideas for the playground

    In this phase, ideas were collected from young people through a poll on Instagram on how they imagine the playground and what kind of facilities they would still like to have.
  • Playground project planning

    Teenagers playground - as a parkour facility- won the community participative projects poll in 2020. A fundraising activity has started by the teenagers to realise their outdoor playground project. An architect has presented the plan of the playground to the teens and how a playground can be built.
  • Youth exchange

    Visit to another rural youth group in Europe both for the Mukarov youth animator to connect to other youth coaches, and for young people to see and get inspired from other youth initiatives.


Village strategy :

Mukařov village strategy


News


Videos

Mukařov at the European Week of Regions and Cities

Get a better sense of Mukařov’s smart actions, watch this short video overviewing the various activities the village is implementing.


Resources

Plan of Playground (Mukarov village)
Semanský (Jr) Rudolf ( 10/2021 )
This plan is part of the smart actions in Mukarov on planning a space for young people, with their close engagement (assessing their needs, getting their suggestions, etc.). The plan was presented by the architect to the local young people in October 2020, and a discussion took place to take account of the ideas and needs of the teenagers.
Summary Highlights of the Smart Village Strategy of Mukařov (Czechia)
Municipality of Mukařov ( 12/2020 )
The Summary Highlights of the Smart Village Strategy of Mukařov has been developed in the context of the ‘Preparatory Action for Smart Rural Areas in the 21st Century’ project funded by the European Commission.
Language : English


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