updated: March 14
Brno Expat Centre’s consultants are ready to help all our clients, as always – regarding residence permits, employment, housing etc. If you prefer help in Russian (assistance to your family members, friends), please book an appointment in advance, as only some of our consultants speak it as their second language.
We’re also extending our capacity to help newcomers find a job in one of the Brno international corporations, or set up a business license, for freelancing in any field. To overcome possible language barriers, we’re planning free Czech and English language courses in our office.
First points of assistance in Brno
If you know of Ukrainians in Brno, or arriving in Brno, in need of assistance (legal, social, housing, medical, etc), forward them to the Contact assistance centre for refugees at Výstaviště (see a map) It’s a one-stop shop, open 24/7, with Immigration service, Ukrainian and Russian-speaking social workers, lawyers, medical staff, etc.
A general info for Ukrainians in Brno is available at the Brno city website: ukrajina.brno.cz
You can also call the Centre for Foreigners – they keep an info line with Ukrainian-speaking consultants ready to help: Brno infoline & assistance
Інфолінія для клієнтів: +420 734 510 213 (працює щоденнно з 8.00 – 18.00)
(ми розмовляємо українською) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Free public transportation in Brno
…for Ukrainian refugees. Pick up a special transportation card for Ukrainians at the Transportation office: Novobranska 18. Meanwhile, Ukrainian refugees can ride the tram, bus, trolleybus in Brno with the “special visa for Ukrainians”.
Where to find or provide help
Browse through the options here, there are many kinds of assistance you can provide:
- nasiukrajinci.cz (CZ, UA) – government website for Ukrainian refugees in the CR
- stojimezaukrajinou.cz (CZ, UA, EN) – directory of websites and services offering help
- pomahejukrajine.cz – ngo website market with individual help offers
- ukrajina.brno.cz (CZ, UA) – overview of information for Ukrainian refugees in Brno, including list of sights, theatres, museums or a zoo where Ukrainians don’t pay.
Where to send financial donations
Unless you prefer to buy things yourself and bring them someplace, the ideal way to help is to send a donation, because money can be turned into any kind of material and consequential help. Material help is both being sent directly to Ukraine from Brno or used to support the refugees who came here. When the conflict is over, the reconstruction of Ukrainian territory will be even more difficult and financial support will also be needed.
The most well-known, proven and experienced Czech organisations which accept donations for Ukraine are the following:
Where to donate clothing, food…
Do not bring anything directly to the BVV Výstaviště Assistance Center! Basic documents, medical assistance and accommodation search are only handled on site.
In Brno, you can use any of the following collection points:
Zelný trh 14
Mon-Fri 12:00 – 20:00, Sat 10:00 – 20:00
tel: 605 749 193
The entrance to the market hall is from Mečová Street
Vesna community centre
Mon-Sun 9:00 – 18:00
Contribute financially (2302144690/2010) or donate medication, food, toiletries, cleaning products, food and beds for pets and school supplies (full list here) for refugees from Ukraine and their families living in Brno. If you have larger amounts of things to give or some free help / services to offer, register – Vesna staff will contact you. Feel free to stop by – maybe your help will be needed right on the spot
Mon-Fri 12:00 – 18:00
tel: 721 134 987
You can also find more information in the FB group Brno pro Ukrajinu.