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FIRST EMinS CORPORATE CONFERENCE LINKED BUSINESS AND ACADEMIC COMMUNITY, GOVERNMENT AND NGOs

13.04.2018

European Movement in Serbia organized a corporate conference "Education in Serbia - Jobs for the Future", attended by directors of leading companies operating in our country, representatives of governmental and non-governmental sectors, chambers of commerce, diplomatic and academic community. 

The main theme of the firsth in the series of planned corporate conferencies, which gathered nearly 200 hundred people in Belgrades “Aeroclub” on April 12th,, were current changes in education sector in Serbia, with a special focus on harmonizing the secondary and higher education system with the needs of the labour market and companies operating in Serbia.

The conference was opened by Prime Minster of Serbia H.E. Ana Brnabic, who said in her speech that it is expected that todays young people will work in more than 10 differente occupations during their careers, very often in very different areas. 

“Education for one occupation and the entire working life in this one proffesion will be a rare on.“, said Branbic adding that one of the key issues that needs to be answered is how to educate young people for future occupations which today we can hardly imagine.

The new generations today need to learn universal skills that will be useful to them anywhere in the future, she said, pointing out that this primarily relates to skills in learning, problem solving, critical, analytical and creative thinking.

We want to create a knowledge-based society, a society of competent people whose ideas, innovations and knowledge are the main drivers of development. Quality education, in my firm belief, today, more than ever, is the foundation of a successful society, "the prime minister said.

Speaking about the dual education program, which was one of the topics of the conference, Brnabić pointed out that in cooperation with 205 companies this school year was established in 128 secondary schools in Serbia, and that this program included more than 4,500 pupils.

German Ambassador H.E. Akxel Dittmann said that dual education is important for the development of his country, beacuse it gives young people opportunity to work, and that such a type of education in Germany is accepted by universities and employers.

"It is my pleasure to participate in this very important event organized by the European Movement. Putting education at the center of the discussion shows how much this topic is really important on Serbia's road to the European Union, which is its strategic commitment that we fully support, "said Ambassador Ditman.

He said that his country is focused on better preparation of pupils and students for living in the digital world, which is of particular importance today.

The secretary General of the European Movement in Serbia, Suzana Grubjesic, said that there was no successful European society without good and stable education system, nor without the good business community operating there.

„If it is understood that education is one of the most powerfull tools that can extraxt the society from its intelectual, social, cultural, economic and every other backwardness, than there is also a chance to change the situation in which young people when they finish they school, college, can not find a job and than leave Serbia. The desire of all of us is that when the faculty and school finishes, young people will remain in Serbia, and those who have gone back will return, "she said.

The conference was organized in three panels. At the first, dedicated European model of education applicable in Serbia, as well as dual education system, the participants were Hemofarm CEO Ronald Zeliger, deputy head of the trade department of the Embassy of Austria in Belgrade Marlen Burgstaller, Deputy Director of the Swiss Cooperation Office in Serbia Priska Depnering and the leaders of the German project Organization for International Cooperation (GIZ) An-Katrin Henkel. The panel was moderated by the Director of the Center for Education of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce Mirjana Kovačević.

The education system in Serbia from the perspective of the companies was the topic of the second panel, where the senior vice president for strategy and development of Delta Holding Maria Desivojević Cvetković, CEO of Gorenje Serbia Stanka Pejanović, director of corporate communications Delez Serbia Mirjana Jovasevic spoke. The panel was moderated by the program manager of Smart Kolektiv Neda Stankovic.

On the third panel, there were words about the digitization and reform of the education system in Serbia. In relation to the previous industrial revolution, the digital revolution does not leave too much room for adjusting the workforce, but also for companies, for everyday innovation and access to markets. New skills, knowledge, and talents in the field of information and communication technologies have become a prerequisite for finding a job in the world, and Serbia does not lag behind in this regard. On the panel, moderated by the Director of the Center for Educational Policies Jasminka Čekić Marković, have spoke solutions manager from ManpowerGroup Marta Forai, researcher at the University of Oxford and Executive Director Kampster E-learning Ana Ranitović and associate professor at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences Vesna Damnjanović.

Bearing in mind that there is no succsessful society without successful companies, European Movement in Serbia will continue organizing conferences in the coming period, which aim to connect the accesion process to the European Union, with the overcoming of systematic obstacles and creating a favorable business environment, which is prerequisite for overall economic progress.
The European Movement wants to contribute to the establishment of dialogue in our society in order to hear the voices of companies and business community more intensely in the process of approaching Serbia to the family of European countries.


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Tamara Đ Živković  -  
20.04.2018 16:28
Poštovana-i,
veoma je zanimljiva i konfuzna izjava Premijerke o školovanju za jedno zanimanje i nova zanimanja u budućnosti. Rešenje je veoma jednostavno, praksa i zahtevi iz prakse pokazuju potrebu da se menjaju programi osnovnih studija i poslediplomskih studija, a znanje stečeno kroz iskustvo na konkretnom poslu je nezamenljivo i ne uči se na studijama. Neophodna je tesna saradnja između stručnjaka iz prakse koji imaju ogromno, dugogodišnje iskustvo i znanje stečeno kroz stalnu i svakodnevnu edukaciju, koji treba da se uključe u rad na fakultetima i nastavnog osoblja na fakultetima ili srednjim školama. Kod nas retko obrazovne institucije imaju uopšte bilo kakvu saradnju sa firmama i ustanovama iz prakse. Stvari sagledavam iz ugla svoje profesije, farmacije i apotekarske delatnosti koja se sistematski uništava poslednjih godina uz podršku Ministarstva zdravlja i Vlade. Apotekarski sektor je u potpunosti neuređen, iz apoteka se izbacuju farmaceuti po nalogu Ministarstva i lokalnih samouprava, menjaju se na silu Statuti Apotekarskih ustanova, i zapošljavaju stomatolozi i lekari. Da li je to percepcija jednog zanimanja na više radnih mesta u budućnosti ili je to javno ponižavanje jedne struke i njenog ugleda, ili je to potreba prakse da se u okviru jednog zanimanja vrši nadogradnja znanja iz usko stručnih oblasti, iz oblasti informacionih tehnologija, menadžmenta, znanja stranih jezika kao potreba pored osnovnog znanja u okviru jednog zanimanja. Da li je to priprema za situaciju da uvek možete biti izbačeni sa radnog mesta bez razloga, i da posedujete razne veštine za novo radno mesto? Da li lekari i stomatolozi u apoteke dolaze da bi stekli poslediplomsko dualno obrazovanje???!!!
Isključiva neophodnost imanja veze prilikom zapošljavanja, pri čemu se i ne uzima u obzir znanje, stručnost i iskustvo, neće doprineti uređenju našeg sistema kakav postoji u zemljama Evropske unije. U našem društvu danas važne funkcije obavljaju ljudi čija zanimanja nemaju nikakve dodirne tačke sa delatnošću u kojoj su oni donosioci odluka, niti poseduju znanja i iskustva iz tih delatnosti. Umesto da idemo napred, mi zaostajemo i tonemo sve dublje.
Stiče se utisak da stručnjaci i znalci svojih zanimanja samo smetaju onima koji u sopstvenom neznanju ne poseduju odgovornost i kritičnost i dobijaju šansu da rade na pozicijama kojima upravlja neko drugi, da bi taj ispunio svoje interese, a u isto vreme uništavao društvo u celini.
Evropski pokret u Srbiji treba da okupi pre svega stručnjake iz svih oblasti, koji će sagledavati probleme i donositi predloge za unapređenje svih delatnosti i upućivati zahteve nadležnim institucijama za usvajanje pravih rešenja i otklanjanje postojećih problema kroz promene Zakona, Propisa, Pravilnika, ali i menjanja svesti o potrebi da se društvo uredi. Situacija je alarmantna, izgubljen je sistem vrednosti, znanja, stručnosti i kvaliteta, a predstavnici lokalnih samouprava su često ljudi bez ikakvog obrazovanja, morala, i etike. Kakav primer oni pružaju mladim ljudima i kakve i za šta imaju kompetencije? Ovakva situacija podstiče mlade ljude da odlaze iz Srbije, mnoga mesta i opštine se prazne.
S obzirom da posedujem veliko znanje iz oblasti farmacije i apotekarstva i dugogodišnje radno iskustvo kako u struci tako i u menadžmentu, samo u nekoliko poteza bi se apotekarski sektor vrlo brzo uredio i bio isti kao sektor u zemljama Evropske unije. Postavlja se pitanje kako ukloniti prepreke na tom putu u Srbiji?

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Evropski pokret u Srbiji  -  
20.04.2018 17:44
Poštovana Tamara,
Hvala Vam na komentaru. Vrlo nam je drago što Vas je ova priča isprovocirala da kažete svoje mišljenje i utiske. To dokazuje da je tema više nego važna i diskusija neophodna. Ovim događajem smo želeli da okupimo prvenstveno stručnjake iz korporativnog sektora, zatim civilnog društva, jer se njihov glas ne čuje dovoljno kada se kreiraju strategije reformi. Nadamo se da će podrška koju je premijerka izjavila, zaista biti pretočena u konkretne korake. Mi svakako nastavljamo da se bavimo ovom temom.

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