Seven more towns, city districts and municipalities became the proud holders of the basic familyfriendlycommunity audit certificate on 26 October 2021. The new certificate holders have completed the first part of the audit and, with the help of their residents, have selected and approved pro-family measures for the next three years. Another fifteen municipalities that proved they had met the set goals were also awarded after completing implementation of the measures.
South Moravian Region councillor Jana Leitnerová, Familie & Beruf Management GmbH managing director Elisabeth Wenzl, and coordinator of the audit in Austria Cornelia Sijaric, attended the certificate award ceremony at the VIDA centre in Brno. The audit was created with the goals of promoting a pro-family environment in municipalities, drawing attention to any deficiencies in services, and increasing the attractiveness of these municipalities as places for families, children, seniors and employers. The pilot year of the audit in the South Moravian Region took place in 2015 as part of the implementation of the “Family policy of the South Moravian Region concept for the 2015-2019 period” and the audit is also included in the new “Family policy for all generations 2020/2030 concept”. Twenty-eight municipalities, towns and Brno City districts have joined the project to date, while the entire process is taking place on the basis of certified know-how adopted from Austria.
“By participating in the audit, municipalities in the South Moravian Region show that they care about families feeling good in them, they want to make sure that families enjoy a good life, and that they are interested in the needs of those who live alone, those who care for a family member, and those who will provide such care in the near future. However, our long-term goals are to increase the interest of municipalities and citizens in the lives of local families, and motivate them to create a community environment in which all residents across generations can enjoy a good life, through joint efforts and mutual communication,” Jana Leitnerová, councillor for family and social policy, said.
Basic certificates were awarded to: Brno-Černovice city district, Brno-Žabovřesky city district, Morkůvky municipality, Pozořice township, Šatov township, and the towns of Újezd u Brna and Vyškov.
Fifteen municipalities, towns and city districts have now completed the three-year period during which they implemented the originally determined measures. Audit certificates (after three years) were awarded to: Boskovice town, Brno-Bohunice city district, Brno-Medlánky city district, Brno-sever city district, Březina municipality, Hodonín town, Ivančice town, Kostelec municipality, Krásensko municipality, Moravany municipality, Moravský Krumlov town, Slavkov u Brna town, Telnice municipality, Vilémovice municipality and Vysočany municipality.