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Town of Otrokovice

Department 58 – International Relations
Department 58 – International Relations


Key MessageMunicipality closer to the citizens
Organization NameTown of Otrokovice
Area of Activities

participation of citizens in public administration, exchange of good practice
Area of CooperationObčanská společnost, Řádná správa
Project Idea

Sharing experiences and good practice with the involvement of citizens in the decision-making process in the city, participation of citizens in proposing a way to revitalize the housing estate and in solving transport services in the city.

Country of OriginČeská republika
Looking for a Partner fromNorway, Iceland, Lichtenstein

Otrokovice is a modern industrial centre whose development started in the 1930 by construction of the Bata factories and was further accelerated in the 1970’s with the opening of the new tyre production plant. Currently, the town of Otrokovice with its almost 19 thousand inhabitants is the sixth largest city in the Zlín region and is the centre of a micro-region covering municipalities with a total population of nearly 35,000 residents. The town consists of three different parts: part Kvítkovice used to be a separate village (family houses), part Trávníky and Střed are large housing estates built in the 70s for citizens who moved to work in the factory (now Barum Coninental), part Baťov was established in 1930s for employees of Baťa's factories (Baťa's houses). Life in every part of the city has its pros and cons, and it is necessary to communicate with citizens and listen to their wishes and complaints. The most important communication seems to be on the topic of revitalization of the Trávníky housing estate and the solution of transport services in the Baťov part. Representatives would like to find the inspiration from more experienced colleagues in partner countries