TOPAZ was founded by the Czech centre-right party TOP 09 in 2012. TOPAZ works with an academic team and uses the knowledge of experts and politicians to formulate innovative approaches and visions for modern and responsible politics. It focuses on hosting public debates, organizing seminars and international conferences, and publishing publications that aim to cultivate public space, incubate new ideas, name major social and political problems and offer solutions. Karel Schwarzenberg, founder and an honorary chairman of TOP 09, was the ideational father of the political institute and held the position of its president for 11 years. Each year, the institute awards the Karel Schwarzenberg Prize to three best student papers. Additionally, TOPAZ provides political skills development and expertise to the TOP 09 party members through training programs and workshops. Inspired by similar projects abroad, TOPAZ contributes to shaping political discourse and advancing democratic ideals in Czech society.

Opletalova 1603/57 11800 Praha 1, Prague, 11800, Czechia

Phone: +420 602 377 809

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