The First Integral Guide for Expats in Serbia — Move to Belgrade Goes Live

BY ON October 26

Expats in Serbia will now get a new source of information to help them settle, as Share Foundation, Nova Iskra, KC Grad and Startit work together on a project that seeks to give them a hand when coming to the country.

As announced previously at the We Know We Can event, one of the tasks of our community will be the Move to Belgrade project – aimed at collecting and providing useful info on life and work to expats living in Serbia or foreign citizens thinking about moving here. We believe that both startup and tech community, and the entire society could benefit vastly from cultural diversity and knowledge-sharing from the professionals coming here.

Already today we have taken the first step – we launched the Move to Belgrade website.

Move to Belgrade is a community project, its goal to provide important information about Serbia’s capital to those considering it for the next life choice and to facilitate the process of coming to Serbia, while giving info on matters such as visa, employment, health insurance, education, but also some info on daily matters – public transport, posts, banks, health care institutions and markets. To help expats better understand and get familiar with lifestyle in Belgrade and Serbia, we have also compiled info on culture, history, religion and customs that shaped the modern way of life.

We want the website to give practical advice tailored to the actual needs of our expat neighbors – and so last Friday, in KC Grad we held the first expat gathering. The project coordinators presented the website and talked to some dozen people who have come to Serbia about the obstacles they face in everyday life, be it lack of information, language barrier or red tape. They used the opportunity to collect feedback which we’ll incorporate into the website and improve it so that it has real value for the visitors.

This event was the first in the series of activities we plan to do to optimize the outcome of the project. In November we’ll organize writeathons and gatherings in Belgrade Startit Center where we’ll create and translate content for the Move to Belgrade website. Since this is a community endeavor, we wish to hear from as many expats living in Serbia as possible – if you have an expat colleague, friend or acquaintance, spread the word about Move to Belgrade. We would like to hear from them.

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