#LifeInCzechia Moving to a foreign country is already difficult and being a member of a minority can complicate matters even more. If you’re a foreigner who’s also a member of the LGBTQ+ community, you may sometimes feel lonely or even encounter discrimination in Czechia. June is upon us, which means it’s almost pride month. And we’re here to give you a couple of tips on queer-friendly events you definitely don’t want to miss this summer and early fall.
#LifeInCzechia Are you a third-country citizen who’s new to the Czech Republic? Have you been granted a long-term residence permit or a permanent residence permit? There’s a high probability that you have to attend the Adaptation and Integration Course “Welcome to the Czech Republic”. The Ministry of the Interior has established this obligation for specific groups of third-country citizens who got their residence permits after 1 January 2021. Here are the details.
#LifeInCzechia Do you love movies? Would you like to get into Czech filmography? Are you tired of watching animated films in Czech dubbing because they’re “for kids”? You can stop worrying. Brno’s most unique cinema Kino Art has introduced a new film cycle for foreigners called Expat Friendly! You’ll be able to catch both older and newer Czech films as well as other foreign films (e.g. Spanish or French), cult classics of various genres, and enjoy animations in their original sound.
#LifeInCzechia Relocating to Czechia and worried about being able to find plant-based foods and cruelty-free cosmetics? Well, you don’t have to worry too much – if you’re moving to Prague or Brno, you’ll be able to find vegan options on every corner. This article will give you the lowdown on what it’s like to be vegan in Brno. Written by a local vegan who’s excited to share her favourite spots!
#LifeInCzechia When you move to a new country, adapting can take a long time. Making an effort to communicate and to share experiences may shorten this period. As a fresh expat who has been in Brno for one month, I can easily see that we all go through the same process. With this in mind, Foreigners agency has opened a Facebook group called #LifeinCzechia.
#LifeInCzechia As you may have noticed, prices of energy, rent, food and services have recently gone up in Czechia. Inflation is high. Although this seems to be happening due to war in Ukraine, the truth is somewhere else. Unfortunately, this event is still relatively fresh and hasn’t fully affected our economy yet. There are other factors that are contributing to inflation. They include the energy crisis in Europe and the housing crisis in Czechia.
#LifeInCzechia The pandemic has accelerated the world’s digital transformation and Brno is also involved in this digitalization. It seems like lots of things have changed in the last 4 years since I lived here as a student on Erasmus. I will tell you more about the inevitable changes of digitalism and the new co-living lifestyle units that I am staying in during my internship. Come along with me and see what’s new!
#LifeInCzechia Do you own a permanent residence permit? Have you ever thought about staying outside Czechia for a period of time? People tend to ask us how long they can stay outside the country – and here are the answers! Watch out, the periods are different for living in the EU and in a third country. We’ll also answer the question of whether having a Czech permanent residence permit can help you obtain the same document elsewhere in the EU.
#LifeInCzechia Sometimes you can feel stuck in your comfort zone. If you surround yourself with visionaries, inspiring books, and movies, you suddenly jump to the place where the magic happens. I found myself in Brno as an Erasmus exchange student from Istanbul while I was doing my Ph.D. four years ago. Now I am back in the city as an intern at the Foreigners agency. I would like to share my experiences and also what made me come back to this beautiful place? So let’s dive right in!
#LifeInCzechia Are you new to Brno? Do you plan to use public transport? If your answer is yes, keep reading. First days are always hard. You are getting used to the new environment, and so maybe you can’t focus on every detail and you can miss important things. As a new resident of Brno, originally from Turkey, I would like to inform you about ticket inspection and fines in the Brno Public Transportation System. So let’s learn about the ticket process together to avoid ourselves getting fined.