The Foundation’s Mission

The Dagmar and Václav Havel Foundation covers quite a broad range of interests and activities. The Foundation priorities are activities in the cultural field and medical assistance. It also initiates various projects concerned with human rights at home and abroad. Last but not least it responds to society’s needs at a given moment. In the spirit of its name, the Foundation’s endeavours and objectives are geared to the future, while not neglecting certain burning issues of the present. The Foundation’s activity is profoundly meaningful because by supporting causes which will be appreciated in the course of time, those that are pioneering and visionary and often regarded by society as unimportant or marginal, as something that is still premature and not worth considering. The Foundation’s projects seek to counter such short-sightedness and remedy it. That is also part of its mission and its indispensable role.