ICSW 2019 will take place in capital of Serbia, Belgrade. With a 7,000-year history, Belgrade is one of the oldest cities in Europe. Located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, where the Pannonian Plain meets the Balkans, Belgrade represents a complex cultural and religious heritage and provides an opportune place to explore the notion of togetherness and the power of collective action.
*The Youth Assembly will take place from 6-7 April in Novi Sad, the Youth Capital of Europe in 2019.
Belgrade Nikola Tesla International Airport (BEG) is the main gateway to Serbia and the air hub of the entire Balkan region with direct flight connections to/from more than 70 major Europe, Middle East, USA and Asia cities. There are 21 airline companies operating at Belgrade Airport, including five low-cost carriers (EasyJet, Wizz Air, Transavia, Norwegian, Flydubai).
Venue: 15-20 min drive
Supporting hotels: 15-20 min drive
City center: 20 min drive
Taxi: One direction to venue / hotels / city center hotels (up to 3 people) approx. price is 15€ in total per ride.
Bus: Public Line 72 and Express Line A1 depart from the airport approximately every 20 min.
Approx. ticket price is 1€ / 3€
Bus & Train
The capital city, Belgrade, has regular and direct bus (BAS tourist) and rail (Serbian Railways) connections with all parts of Serbia and capital cities in Central and Eastern Europe. Both rail and bus stations are in the proximity of the city center.
Conference venues: 15 min driving distance
Supporting hotels: 15 min driving distance
City center: 15 min walking distance
Taxi: One direction to conference venue / hotels / city center (up to 3 people) price is 5-7€.
Bus: Public lines No 78, 83, 7, 9, 12, 13, 53, 55 runs every 3 minutes. The price is 1 €.
Nationals from UN Member States with which Serbia has no diplomatic relations need visas to enter the country, except for holders of foreign passports that have a valid visa or residence permit for the Schengen area, European Union or United States of America.
The ICSW team will liaise with Serbian Immigration officials to facilitate your visa application after your registration has been approved and the registration fees have been paid.
Please follow this link to find and book one of the partner hotels situated in walking distance to the ICSW 2019 venues. All hotels are available with discounted prices and offer a variety of options for your most suitable stay. Please note that prices and terms of conditions apply only if you book your hotel through the official ICSW 2019 form.
All ICSW 2019 events will take place within 500m of each other in the Belgrade city centre, near public institutions and cultural and historical monuments including Nikola Pasic Square, the Parliament of Serbia, the Assembly of the City of Belgrade and Hotel Moskva.
Onsite registration & opening ceremony
Kombak Hall is an institution of cultural and social significance, which has been transformed into a modern multifunctional space.
Belgrade Youth Centre provides a center for diverse multimedia events dedicated to young people and will serve as the primary venue for ICSW 2019 events sessions.
Impact Hub Belgrade supports entrepreneurs to address social and economic challenges and will provide additional space for concurrent event sessions.
Human Rights House supports civil society and focuses on economic and social rights, discrimination, hate crime, minority issues, and access to justice and will open its doors for ICSW 2019 side events.
Site visits and self-guided tours
The locations of the site visits to local organisations, movements and actors will be available in March 2019.
Self-guided tours include:
The Museum of Yugoslavia is a public history museum in Belgrade. It chronicles the period of Kingdom of Yugoslavia and Socialist Yugoslavia as well as the life of Josip Broz Tito.
The Nikola Tesla Museum is dedicated to honoring and displaying the life and work of Nikola Tesla. The museum is located in the central area of Belgrade.
The Museum of Applied Art in Belgrad contains over 37,000 works of applied art, which reflect the development of applied art over a 2,400 year span. The oldest artifacts of the museum are Ancient Greek coins from the 4th century BC.
Savamala is one of Belgrade’s urban neighbourhoods, located between the central station and the right bank of the Sava River. It is known for its nightlife, street art and creative happenings. This part of the city turned into the first new wave of cultural activity led by freethinkers and cultural initiatives such as KC Grad and Nova Iskra.
Named one of Europe’s top ten city islands, the Ada Ciganlija is a river island that has been turned into a peninsula, and is popular among walkers and runners.
During your stay make sure to visit the Kalemegdan Fortress overlooking the Danube and Sava rivers, and enjoy a traditional dinner with rakija (local brandy) at the Bohemian quarter of Skadarlija, make an early morning run around Ada Lake Resort – one of Europe’s top ten city islands (Virtual Tourist), enjoy coffee and fancy food in the Industrial Design District, or just relax and let the Belgrade do the rest.
Belgrade is a perfect starting point of an adventure: Discover magnificent nature, monasteries, archaeological sites, wineries, ethno villages, spas and more.
Central European Time, GMT+1
Serbia’s climate is moderate continental, with four seasons. Spring in Belgrade is very pleasant with longer sunny and warm periods. The average daily temperature in April-June is in range 14°C to 27°C.
Serbia’s currency is “dinar” (RSD)
EUR 1.00 = RSD 120
USD 1.00 = RSD 100
20% Value Added Tax (VAT)
It is customary in restaurants and cafes to round up the gratuity fees to the nearest 10% -15% of the bill, depending on service.
Shops & banks
Shopping malls and stores are open to 23h. Most banks and post offices are open to 17h.
Food & drink
The tap water in Belgrade is safe to drink. Bottled water is also easily available. Serbia is a producer and exporter of high-quality mineral water. Local wine and beer are very good and inexpensive. Imported drinks are also available at most cafés, hotels and restaurants.
All hotels offer Internet services to guests. Many cafés also provide free WI-FI to customers. Serbia’s internet country code is .rs.
Voltage is 220 V. Frequency is 50Hz. 110 volts appliances need a converter and adapter.
Some Serbian phrases
yes = da [dah]
no = ne [neh]
please = molim [moleem]
thank you = hvala vam [hvahlah vahm]
good morning = dobro jutro [dobro yootro]
good afternoon = dobar dan [dobahr dahn]
good night = laku noc [lahkoo noch]
hello / hi = zdravo [zdrahvo]
good-bye = dovidjenja [doveejehnah]
Teller Machines (ATMs) accept all major credit cards and are located throughout the city. Major credit cards are accepted at almost all restaurants and stores in Belgrade.