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FENS 2023: Social events open for registration.

With just a few weeks to go until we welcome you all to Belgrade, we are pleased to announce that the social events programme for FENS 2023 is now available on the conference website.

The week begins with a cocktail party on the evening of Monday, 13 November to welcome everyone to the conference. Our hosts in Serbia have organised an evening of festivities that includes not only wine, cheese, and cocktails, but also promises to be a night of local culture. The entertainment of the evening will be three stories about Kolo, the traditional folk songs and dance of Serbia.

The cocktail party will be hosted at the wonderful Madlenianum Theatre and Opera House in Belgrade.

All are welcome, attendance is free, but registration is required to secure your place at what promises to be a lively event to kick off the week.

Register for the Welcome Cocktail here

The gala dinner is planned for Thursday 16 November. This glamorous evening will be held in the historic White Palace. Normally inaccessible to the general public, this royal palace will be welcoming FENS 2023 delegates for an evening of dinner and dancing.

Tickets are €100 per person.

Included in the ticket price are transportation, dinner, drinks and music.

About White Palace

The White Palace (Beli Dvor) is located within the same Royal Compound in Dedinje as The Royal Palace and it was commissioned by command of His Majesty King Alexander I. The White Palace was built with the private funds of King Alexander I as the residence for his three sons HRH Crown Prince Peter (the future King Peter II and father of HRH Crown Prince Alexander), Prince Tomislav and Prince Andrej .

King Alexander I envisaged that his three sons would require their own private accommodation when they would become of age. The assassination of HM King Alexander I in 1934 in Marseille separated the king from his family, causing the destiny of his sons to take a different turn. The young King Peter II became the new master of the Dedinje Complex and continued to reside in The Royal Palace with his mother HM Queen Maria and his two brothers. The completion of The White Palace was supervised by King Peter II great uncle HRH Prince Regent Paul.

The White Palace took almost four years to finish (1934-1937) and it became the official residence on loan of HRH Prince Regent Paul and his family in waiting for King Peter II majority. There is also a library which had about 35,000 books

The architect was Aleksandar Djordjevich. The ground floor of this classicistic palace houses a large hall and a number of drawing rooms furnished in the style of Louis XV and Louis XVI with large Venetian chandeliers. There is also a library and a formal Chippendale dining room. The first-floor apartments are reached by stairs and a Gallery overlooking the Hall. The attic has further rooms and another library.

Register for the gala dinner