Coworking office spaces are a relatively new trend among the freelance and scholar crowd. The idea is simple – that independent professionals and those with workplace flexibility work better together than they do alone.
The idea of opening one such place in Belgrade is not new, but so far there wasn’t enough enthusiasm, will or organization good enough that could pull it off. (disclaimer: at least I haven’t heard of one such space in Belgrade yet, but if you know of something similar, let me know.)
But this is all about to change, judging by the latest news on Branko’s blog (in Serbian). A group of enthusiasts, supported by the Ministry of telecommunications and information society together with the city of Belgrade, is preparing a plan to set up one such shared office on the fifth floor of Beogradjanka building in downtown Belgrade. The unofficial name of the project so far is Cvoriste101 (“cvoriste” is loose Serbian translation for “hub” – pronounced as tchWAR-eesh-teh).
The details are still being discussed and plans are in development, but so far, the idea is to make a break-even project when it comes to financial part of it all so that the price could be around 50EUR/month for a desk and good wireless connection. If you’re interested in project’s progress, or want to join in the conversation and help out, please leave a comment here on Belgraded, on twitter with cvoriste101 hashtag or the Facebook group.