Watch our webinar #8 with a lawyer: Having a family in Brno
19 August, 5 pm, broadcast online
We invited a family law expert to join us online and answer your questions regarding your rights and responsibilities as parents, the differences between married and unmarried couples (inheritance, custody), divorce and other specific situations. Watch online here.
A free lesson in BEC office:
Practise your Czech with BEC
Topic: Pub Smalltalk
Tomorrow - 6 August, 6pm, Orlí 3
Lots of things happen in this country over pints of beers. Czechs meet, flirt, talk business in pubs. Join us for a late afternoon with some beer samples and basics of Czech pub etiquette.
Register for free.
A day trip:
Wine in Valtice
16 August, 10 am
Find the beauty hidden in the cellars of the UNESCO-listed chateau of Valtice: the 100 best Moravian wines of the year. Join a NYC sommelier, Arielle, to take you through this remarkable selection. Sign up.
From our blog
5 Tips for a Czech holiday from the BEC team
Travelling outside the country is a bit risky right now, but never mind - there are plenty of places worth visiting inside the Czech Republic. Here are our 5 tips.
Sort out your admin online: create your BrnoID
BrnoID is the city's e-shop - pay your fees, fines, tickets, etc from the comforts of your home, without clumsy conversations in Czech or waiting in queues.
No need for paper tickets: travel easily with your card
You can now use contactless cards (or smartphones and smartwatches) to pay in trams/buses. Just get on and check in.
Seeing My Expat Doppelgänger
The internet has made living abroad much more palatable to all types of people. Brno remains off the beaten path, though. One could even say that we're the expats who are tougher, more adventurous and, dare I say, more unique. Or, at least, smarter for having found the perfect gem in which to live. A post by Bruno Zalubil.
Czech film review:
Barefoot (2017) - Po strništi bos, Jan Sverák
Did you ever wonder what the kid from The Elementary School got up to a few years earlier during WWII? Me neither, but Barefoot is a charming, funny and touching prequel.
Written by Lee Adams.
Businessing in Brno
Brno success stories:
Flowmon Networks – from an academic spin off to a global player in networks protection
This month's interview in our series introducing notable Brno companies.
Flowmon Networks belongs to the global top three in its sector, has a turnover of about USD 15 million and 1,200 clients in 45 countries.
Offers from our partners and referral programme members:
Check our open positions
With several thousand employees and more than 90 nationalities in one place, IBM Client Innovation Centre in Brno is one of the most diverse IBM centres in the world. IBM offers endless opportunities and exciting career paths both in technical and non-technical fields.
We are looking for new talent!
We invent, build and manufacture technologies that address some of the world’s toughest challenges. If you desire an exciting, meaningful opportunity with outstanding potential, then we invite you to apply.
Foreign native speakers wanted
The new sales hub supports our centres abroad in sales, planning and back-office processes. It also functions as a unique lab for new techniques and sales plays. Currently, we are searching for German, English, Swedish, French, Spanish, Dutch and Polish native speakers.
The International School of Brno is now an SAT testing centre
The Scholastic Aptitude Test examination score is a key component of a standard application to colleges and universities in the USA and is recognized by university admission boards in over 80 countries around the world. In ISB, there will be sittings in October, December and March.
Take advantage of this summer DUO SMILE offer
The girls treat you to a 20% discount for In-Office Whitening and almost 30% off luxurious dental hygiene called Diamond
Holiday English Summer Camp 24-28 August
Every summer, Hope organises a camp for children, led by experienced Czech lecturers and a native speaker from England. In the morning, children have 2 or 3 English lessons processed into games, quizzes, and word exercises. Afterwards, they experience an active afternoon outside.
Other tips worth your attention
Open-air Cinemas in Brno
until 31 August, various venues
Enjoy a nice meal in the city and head for one of Brno’s open-air summer cinemas: this is their list and programmes.
until 9 September, various venues
For the following weeks, the festival will enliven the streets, squares and forgotten corners of the centre. A programme full of a wide selection of music productions, workshops, theatre performances, ballrooms, sport and multimedia events and many others awaits you!
Brno Music Marathon
13-16 August, different venues
This multi-genre music festival will see a continuous flow of professional and amateur music productions across Brno: from busking on the streets to concert halls.
Špilberk International Music Festival
11-21 August, open-air stage at the Spielberg castle
For two decades now, the second half of August in Brno is unthinkable without an open-air music festival at Špilberk Castle. Beethoven, rock bands, folk military art ensemble... browse the whole programme and take your pick.
Ignis Brunensis - a bit different this year
20-23 August, various venues in the centre
There will be no in-competition firework shows at the reservoir in 2020. Instead, you have lots of other events to visit in the centre - a firework display over Spielberg is only one of them.
29 August, Besední dum - Komenskeho nam 534
A grand concert of flamenco and Latino music is only one part of the Ibérica festival. Check the rest of their programme.
International Folklore Festival
29 - 31 August, various venues
Lovers of folklore and people interested in Moravian and foreign cultural traditions have the opportunity to experience their beauty in the city centre.
Brno and its Churches 2020
until 15 September, various sites
Tuesday to Saturday, selected churches in the centre of Brno will be opening their doors. Normally closed to the public, these churches can be visited independently, or accompanied by a guide you will meet inside.
Adolf Loos, European: His legacy in Brno and Beyond
until 31 December, Brno city Museum, Špilberk Castle
The exhibition commemorates the 150th anniversary of the birth of the internationally renowned architect.