Municipality of Bělá nad Radbuzou
Bělá nad Radbuzou is a small town situated near the Czech-German border, with a population of about 1.800 inhabitants.
Even though it is a small town, the municipality provides its citizens with a lot of sport activities (volunteer firemen, football team, women volleyball team…), cultural activities (numbers of concerts in churches and on the public places) and social events e.g. regular meeting of citizens with the mayor, publishing of a journal referring to the social and home affairs in Bělá.
The Municipality of Bělá is situated in the region of the Palatine Forest, which is a nice tourist destination especially for people willing to spend time actively (hiking, cycling etc.). This is the reason why Bělá developed and now runs a touristic information centre which provides the tourists with information about Bělá, about Palatine and Bohemian Forest and with tips for sightseeing in the region.
Bělá is also cooperating with other towns in the region and with joint effort they are promoting the region of Palatine Forest as a great tourist destination. Bělá runs two bilateral partnerships with other cities – one is with Hindelbank in Switzerland and one is with Eslarn in Germany.
Additionally, Bělá organises culture events for local citizens and for tourists. Some of them take place on the baroque bridge over the Radbuza River.
The Municipality is also seriously considers social issues on its territory. Effectively, on the 31st of May 2013, the project “Find your way to the work – parents with children and women 50+ are welcomed” got completed. It was funded by the European Social Fund. The project was realized by the Institute for Environmental Politics and its regional department Community Centre Fazole in cooperation with the Municipality of Bělá nad Radbuzou. This project focused on disadvantaged women on the labour market.
The Municipality of Bělá offered educational programmes via Community Centre Fazole called “Employ yourself”. The main goal of the project is to support of women self-employment in the region and improve the awareness and knowledge in equal opportunities for men and women in entrepreneurship.