The Olga Havel Award 2000

Petr Dědeček† was the laureate of the Olga Havel Award 2000.

Petr Dědeček was awarded the Olga Havel Award on the 22nd of May 2000, in the Spanish hall of Prague Castle, for his long-term engagement in activities for citizens with mental illness. The Award – bronze sculpture “Encouragement” was handed over to Petr Dědeček by chairman of the Board of Directors Dana Němcová. President Václav Havel received a memorial medal for supporting activities of the Committee of Good Will – Olga Havel Foundation. 

Petr Dědeček was born in 1950 in Liberec. He, himself suffered from long-term mental illness, worked at MyKlub in Liberec, later established the Club of mental health in Česká Lípa. He was an initiator and programmer of events, which connect the world of mentally ill people and others. Awarding people with mental handicap, who have understanding for harsh life stories and help others, has become an important act for all the civic associations dealing with mental health care in the Czech Republic. Petr Dědeček passed away in 2005 after short illness, when he was almost 55 years old.

Thanks were given for

Significant financial support

  • Credit Suisse First Boston (Praha) a.s. – Ing. Michal Šušák
  • Českomoravský cement, a.s. – Miroslav Weber, Csc.
  • ČSAD –  Ing. Pavel Chrz
  • ČSOB – Ing. Pavel Kavánek
  • Hamé, a.s., Babice – Ing. Leoš Novotný
  • Dagmar Hochová – Reinhardtová
  • Tipsport, a.s. – Ing. Vratislav Randa

Relevant cooperation

  • Lady Louise Abrahams
  • Helena Ackermanová
  • Ing. Jiří Koltman
  • Majetková, správní a delimitační unie odborových svazů
  • Jan Ungrád

Outstanding project management

  • Božena Gürtlerová
  • PhDr. Alena Kábrtová
  • Kaj Kostelník
  • Antonín Plachý
  • Ing. Milana Remarová
  • Jaroslava Vršková
  • PhDr. Václav Vrba
  • Ing. Jaroslav Zika
„We wish that the right for dignified life is also enjoyed by those who live with handicap or mental illness, abandoned and old people, those who have a different skin colour or a different way of life, those in poverty or attacked by a malignant disease.“ Olga Havel
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