BEC monthly newsletter 7/2014

 New codes (not only) for expats - real estate rights
How does the new Czech Civil Code impact possesion and use of property? For example, "you may invite other people to live in a flat with you without the flat owner’s approval." Deloitte's attorney Tomáš Petyovský describes the change of real estate rights.

What Expats Say: I felt like there were no people in Brno
Aanan Khurma (age 27) from India spent three months in Brno developing a device that simplifies hospital hand hygiene in the startup accelerator StarCube. Together with his teammates he won the StarCube show. Aanan talks about saving lifes of millions with the help of his Indian/Czech project.


At the movies - Michael Bay's metal monster mash goes east
We are excited to present a new blogger and his "At the movies" category: film connoisseur Lee Adams will bring you regular reviews and news from the local movie scene. Check out his review of Transformers: Age of Extinction - a film that's "bombastic and utterly bonkers". 

Food corner - Non-stop Cuba to Brno: Havana restaurant
Mike Fried loves walking into a restaurant and feeling like he's home. "Most expats would agree that, however great the local food may be, there is nothing like a visit home via your palate." So how about some Carribean?
Invitation to our events

BEC Summer Potluck
Thursday, July 10, Lužánky park, 6pm-8pm
Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere at a potluck picnic with the BEC team and fellow expats. Bring your favourite picnic goodies and drinks to share with other picnickers. BEC will supply soft drinks, wine and some home made snacks.
We thank our partners:
GTS Lufthansa
Honeywell Infosys Tektronix
Offers from our Partners and Referral programme members:
A writer in technical documentation is needed
Red Hat is looking for an experienced writer to join our technical documentation team. Main responsibilities will be content creation, editorial assistance, and documentation-related advice and guidance.

Celebration of the ‘Best Participants’ of the Student Programs
University and high school students received diplomas and financial awards for working on network virtualization, security and remote management devices. AT&T Training Center accepts university students for six-month internship which allows participants to enrich their theoretical knowlege and practical experience in one of three areas: management of computer networks, business intelligence and security in information technology. Read more here.

Free assistance with household policy contracts
Did you know that UNIQA Ins. Company offers assistance service to household policy contracts for free? Did you loose your keys and you couldn't get into your flat? Do you need help with your broken window? Feel free to contact Ivo Valka ( who gladly answers any questions about new products.

Roma Student Scholarship at ISB
We are thrilled to announce that the ISB Roma student scholarship is heading in to its third year. This scholarship has been established through the generosity of the members of the Dutch Chamber of Commerce. Martin, the recipient of the scholarship, is set to start the 7th grade. He is a hard-working and talented student with a great mind for Maths. We are very much hoping to continue to receive support from the Dutch Chamber of Commerce in order to ensure that he is able to complete his A Levels at ISB. Keep up the great work, Martin!
There's still time to register your child to the ISB Kindergarden. In our KG, learning is always fun. We also accept applications throughout the year.

Other tips and events in Brno

Brno BiennIal 2014
July - Oct 26, Moravian Gallery, Husova 18
Reflecting developments in graphic design and visual culture for more than 50 years now, the International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno is one of the oldest and most significant events of its kind.
July - Oct 26, Technical museum, Purkyňova 105
design.s is an international biennial of student design that introduces the best of student works. This project mainly focuses on industrial and product design, which arises at universities not only in the Czech Republic but also abroad.
Víno zblízka - Wine festival
July - Aug, Otevřená zahrada below Špilberk Castle, every Thursday 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ten of the most significant wine-growing Moravian villages in a series of 10 particular wine tasting evenings. Each wine-growing village is represented by 6 to 8 vintners with samples of their finest wines. Come and taste.
Open Air Cinemas - Riviéra, Dobrák and Municipal Theatre
July - Aug, Riviéra and Dobrák Pools, Municipal Theatre
Most of the movies will be screened in original version and Czech subtitles.
Swing summer on Petrov
July - Aug, every Tuesday, Denisovy sady, 7 pm
Swing Wings invite you to the traditional summer dance events in Denisovy sady. Come and enjoy the unique atmosphere of traditional swing music, dance lessons, bar, music jams and local DJs.
Global lounge
July, every Monday, Fléda, Štefánikova 24, 8 pm
Come to enjoy lounge music, drinks, grill & international atmosphere! Free entry.
Authors' Reading Month
July 1 - Aug 3, Theatre Husa na provázku, Zelný trh 9
15th annual Author's Reading Month is taking place in Brno. This year, the guest of honour is Scotland. You can listen to one Scottish and one Czech/Slovak author give a live reading of their books in Divadlo Husa na provázku each evening till August 3
Global chill-out festival
July 4 - 6, Camp Malá Austrálie, Bauerova 1
The festival is for everybody who loves traditional and ethnical music, downtempo, chill-out, ambient and relaxed atmosphere in general. This summer people will meet in the name of nice music, freedom and creativity for the sixth time.

Jídlo zblízka - Regional Gastronomy festival
July 7 - 31, various restaurants in Brno
Are you a food lover interested in where your food comes from? For three weeks in July, twelve top Brno restaurants will be offering you the opportunity to choose from special menus created by the city’s leading chefs and based on local ingredients from the very best producers in southern Moravia.

Irish Evening
July 17, Café Práh, Ve Vaňkovce 1, 8 pm
Acoustic Irish Band (from Ostrava, playing Irish and Celtic music with the tone of Beskydy mountains) plays at 8 pm. At 9 pm, Dalách Band that plays traditional Irish music will be performing. Free entry.

All events are also advertised in our BEC Google Calendar.

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