The legend has it that one woman left her humble home far away in the mountains to go on a journey. Led by stories about gathering of the brightest minds she headed towards the White City.
One day she stumbled upon the walls of the unknown fortress, which turned out to be Kalemegdan. She got lost in an underground maze of this stronghold and wandered so long that she lost track of time.
Luckily a man appeared before her and showed her the right path…
The man that got her out of the maze was wearing a red shirt with some white letters on it. You can guess where he took her – Belgrade Game Zone.
Play our game to find out the rest...
Belgrade Game Zone is an international academic workshop which will be held from 20-27th of April 2015. The main objective of this event is to introduce its participants to the most challenging process of creating video games. Due to a huge expansion of software industry there is a constant need for gaining and expanding knowledge in this field. Having that in mind, we’re gathering students in the heart of Balkans – Belgrade, where they will have an amazing opportunity to improve their skill of making video games and also share their personal experience and ideas between themselves. During this event students will participate in trainings led by professional lecturers, employees in Serbian gaming companies where they will be able to learn new technologies and familiarize about all the aspects of this branch of IT industry. Also, participants will have the chance to visit Belgrade and get to know our wealthy culture and tradition.
Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, is the third largest city in South-eastern Europe after Istanbul and Athens. Just over 1,700,000 people live in it. It is located at the confluence of the rivers Sava and Danube, where the Pannonian Plain meets the Balkans. The river waters surround it from three sides, and that is why, since ancient times, it has been the guardian of river passages. Because of its position it was properly called "the gate" of the Balkans, and "the door" to Central Europe. During its long and turbulent history, Belgrade has been conquered by 40 armies, and 38 times it has been raised up from the ashes. Its name in English translates to White city.
Belgrade hosts many annual cultural events, including FEST (Belgrade Film Festival), BITEF (Belgrade Theatre Festival), BELEF (Belgrade Summer Festival), BEMUS (Belgrade Music Festival), Belgrade Book Fair, and the Belgrade Beer Fest. Started in 2003, Belgrade Beer Fest is held annually over 3-4 days at the foot of Belgrade's Kalemegdan fortress as a showcase event for various beer producers. In addition to domestic and foreign brews at affordable prices, the festival features live music performances each evening. One can often meet European, World and Olympic champions in the streets of Belgrade. It's nice when a small country can say that it is a superpower in sports. This region is a true exporter of top class tennis, basketball, football, volleyball, water polo and handball players... Everybody knows about Novak Djokovic –number one tennis player. In Belgrade you can taste some of the purest organically produced food and drink. Traditional cuisine means that almost everything is home-grown - and it tastes that way. With a penchant for locally smoked ham, grilled meat, stuffed vegetables, specialist breads, salads, pickles and soft "kajmak" cheese, most Serbs eat enormous amounts and yet stay enviably slender. One thing is for sure - IT'S NEVER BORING in Belgrade! Almost every day some meeting, event, festival, tournament, exhibition, concert, match, or performance take place. It is a city where you can dance until sunrise seven nights a week, where hospitality crackles in the air, and where looking good is a birthright and a religion in one. A lot of nightclubs, bars and restaurant-boats along the riverbanks make Belgrade nightlife some of the most exuberant in Europe. Spectacularly beautiful young women who look as if they have stepped from the fashion pages of Cosmopolitan, students, young men in sports clothes, musicians and writers link arms in camaraderie as they wander the cobbled streets of the nineteenth-century Skadarlija Bohemian quarter, the pedestrians Knez Mihailova Street teeming with luxury shops or Republic Square with its dozens of pavement cafes. All citizens of Belgrade love to talk of the spirit of the city. Open and ever ready for fun, many Belgraders will claim to be true hedonists, and many of them really are - knowing all there is to know about good food, wine and music. They like all sorts of things: pleasant conversations and long walks, drinking their morning coffee or days off work. They also love it when they find freshly baked warm bread in the local bakery. They like being in motion and therefore the streets, walkways, cafes and restaurants are always filled with people.
More importantly, Belgraders like everyone, so get to know Belgrade by getting to know Belgraders!
EESTEC Local Committee Belgrade was founded in the year 2000 and is proud to say that during these 15 years it gave many Electrical Engineering students a chance to see the Europe, learn about other cultures and work on their personal and professional improvement. With more than 250 members LC Belgrade is one of the best organized local committees. In past ten years students of our school have been creating this image with utmost care. Though at the moment many of them are employed people and are connected to EESTEC through Alumni section, we can still count on their advice and references. The projects our LC organizes are various: apart from workshops and exchanges where we host our colleagues from all over Europe, we also take care of our own members on IT contests, seminars, motivational weekends and other kinds of gatherings which purpose is to strengthen famous EESTEC spirit. Our latest projects include:
Electrical Engineering Students’ European Association is an apolitical, non-governmental and non-profit organization which targets and trains through its activities students from electrical profile Universities, Institutes and Technical Schools in Europe. The association was founded in The Netherlands, in 1986. Nowadays, EESTEC is present in 28 countries and 53 universities across Europe with over 6000 members of whom 3000 are currently active, and indirectly, EESTEC is addressing all students in the faculties that EESTEC exists. EESTEC’s main goal is to promote, establish and develop international contacts and an exchange of ideas between students in electrical profile faculties. The activity of this organization relies on the skills, enthusiasm, openness and will of involvement of its members, also pursuing their professional development, the improvement of their technical knowledge and reaching their full potential. Moreover, students from all Europe meet and respect their differences and their cultures, and this empowered variety results in a friendly international environment and creates awareness for a common European identity.
Gather your weapons, spellbooks and potions and prepare for the adventurous path ahead of you!
School of Electrical Engineering
Bulevar kralja Aleksandra 73, 11000 Belgrade