Lots to do in February
Scroll through this issue to find plenty of tips worth your attention - concerning the usual yearly responsibilities (taxes are due soon!); or something new and exciting - entrepreneurs' courses and business meetings, school-system seminars and more!!
Do I have to do my taxes? Employee's tax return 2019 explained
The deadline to submit your tax return is slowly approaching. Read how (or even if) it concerns you.
When maternity leave ends...
The leave lasts for 2-3 years in the CR. This is the story of one American husband when it ended.
Another slice of life in Brno by Bruno Zalubil.
Brits: you're covered by the Withdrawal Agreement
- if you have your residency sorted before 1 Jan 2021
The Withdrawal Agreement secures your rights and allows you to stay in the CR. You will continue to have broadly the same entitlements to work, study and access public services and benefits as before the UK left the EU. If you don't have your temporary residence card yet, read our guide and get it sorted before the end of the year.
Invitation to our events
Focus seminar: TAXES
26 Feb, 5:30 pm, City Library
The deadline for Czech income tax is approaching.
Let's be prepared.
Expat Kids at Czech Schools
10 March, 5:30 pm, City Library
Brand new seminar for parents. Understand the system. Know your obligations. Learn about the available support.
Businessing in Brno
Becoming an entrepreneur:
a new Course at the Innovation Centre
A course tailored for expats thinking of starting a business. Experienced coaches, one of them all the way from Australia.
Last chance to sign in!
Tips for Startups:
3 steps to validate your concept
Get ready for the questions investors are fond of asking when meeting you for the first time.
Business Meeting #5: Digital tools
Are you a foreign entrepreneur or a freelance? Are you thinking of leaving your job to start a business? Join our meetings!
This time, we'll focus on the best digital tools for business.
Offers from our partners and referral programme members:
Are you a skilled software developer?
Do you want to see a real impact of your work? Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than $25 billion and approximately 75,000 employees globally. "Join us and work in development of the world-class electron microscopes."
Do you want to experience life at Red Hat Brno in one day?
Register to our annual and world-renowned Open House which will be happening on Wednesday, 15 Apr, starting at 13:00 in Brno. Get a taste of what it feels like being a Red Hatter! Exit game, workshops, and talks, all in one place.
New Saturday Czech course
For those of you who are busy during the week or work shifts, we are opening a new Saturday morning Czech language beginner course! Our classes are fun and interactive, taught by professional tutors and take place in Brno city centre on Kounicova 35.
An English-speaking financial expert by your side
Having a clear idea where you are now and where you want to be financially is an important first step. Talk to Monika to start: Monika.firstname.lastname@example.org
, +420 777 224 684.
Unique dental wellness DUO SMILE
Have you heard of the revolutionary dental centre in the heart of Brno? The Dental SPA combines prevention, dental hygiene, deep regeneration and relaxation. They use modern technology and speak English, of course.
When in doubt about taxes, hire a professional
2019 income tax return and payment due date is slowly approaching. BELL Consulting helps both individuals and companies with tax advising and accounting. They also specialize in founding and liquidating companies or payroll services.
Other tips worth your attention
Brno News in English
a local news channel for Brno expats
Follow the Czech TV's social media - they provide daily videos and other content in English to your feed.
The 7th annual Future Gate sci-fi film festival
5 - 9 Feb, Art Cinema - Cihlá?ská 19, or the Observatory - Kravi Hora 2
Legends, film premieres, concerts, documentaries, exhibitions and workshops. The 2020 theme: the Cyber Revolution. The golden age of cyberpunk is long gone, but its influence remains – can you imagine a sci-fi without implants, hackers, AI or megacorps?
Flea Market in Brno
8 and 9 Feb 2-5 pm, Alfa Passage
Crafts, vinyl, collection items, hobbies, fashion - all of that can be found at the monthly flea market at Alfa Pasáž in the centre.
St. Valentine’s Day up in the Old town hall tower
14 Feb, Old Town Hall, Radnická 8
Climb the 173 steps and kiss on the 63m tall tower of the old town’s hall. You will get a rose for the lady and hot mead to warm your hearts up even more.
The World of Hans Zimmer
15 Feb, DRFG Arena, K?ídlovická 34
Last tickets available! Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe Holder Hans Zimmer is the curator, music director, and creator of the magnificient show that comes to Brno. Even though he does not personally attend, he invited a number of renowned soloists who he ”brought up” to perform his melodies.
Modelá? (2020) - Czech film screening with English subtitles
18 Feb, University cinema Scala, Moravske nam 3
The story of two friends who run a prosperous drone rental set in contemporary Prague. Psychological thriller.
8th Moravian Smoked Ham and Wine Celebration
29 Feb - 1 Mar, Veve?í Castle, Hrad Veve?í 1, Veverská Bitýška
The biggest smoked ham & wine show in the CR, possibly even worldwide. The smell of smoked ham will once again perfume the Veve?í castle through and through, and family winemakers will open their best bottles. The King of Ham Makers 2020 will be elected. Also: Sunday lunch for foodies with chef celebs, a programme for children, DIY corner, music.
Fall of the Iron Curtain's 30th anniversary Exhibition
until 3 May, Brno Technical Museum, Purky?ova 105
To commemorate the upcoming 30th anniversary of the fall of the iron curtain, Brno technical museum has prepared an exhibition that introduces the weaponry and equipment used by the border police units and various ways and means used to break through the borders of former Czechoslovakia. Now you can learn more about this important event in Czech history from another perspective.