Thanks to the campaign of publishing house Škola plus (School Plus), “new books for old books”, primary school pupils in Serbia have the opportunity to participate in the recycling of paper and acting ecologically by swapping their old textbooks and receiving new one at only half the full price. Under the auspices of this campaign, in agreement with the Paper Service, pupils in participating schools will be able to regularly return and hand over old paper, while schools will be able to procure what they need for the funds raised.
A memorial plaque with the image of legendary basketball coach Ranko Žeravice has been unveiled at a sports hall in New Belgrade that will now bear his name. The memorial plaque was revealed by New Belgrade Mayor Aleksandar Šapić, president and vice president of the Basketball Federation of Serbia, Dragan Đilas and Dejan Tomašević, and Mrs Zaga Žeravica, Ranko’s widow.
The Slovenian Business Club (SPK) has held a meeting with guest participants Željko Ožegović, Serbian State Secretary at the Ministry of State Administration and Local Self-Government, and Gregor Virant, former Slovenian Minister of Public Administration and current Director of the Strategic Unit for the implementation of projects on behalf of the office of the Prime Minister of Serbia.
UNIQA osiguranje, one of the five most successful insurance companies operating in Serbia, has marked the start of its tenth year of successful, socially responsible operations in Serbia. Over the course of the past nine years, UNIQA has invested over €60 million in different spheres of business. It successfully completed the process of acquiring Basler Insurance, worth around €9 million, after which UNIQA Serbia boasts 730 employees, 33 branches and more than 400 points of sale.
Under the auspices of its strategic cooperation with the Belgrade Faculty of Organisational Sciences, Societe Generale Bank has organised a competitive case study on the subject of small businesses, within the elective Bank Management course. Participating students during the winter semester presented their ideas, with the winning team awarded a three-week work placement in the bank, where members will gain the business experience vital to their further professional development.
The Association of Young Entrepreneurs of Serbia organised the second largest competition of start-up companies in the country, called “Ring Serbia”, held on the premises of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
“VisMedic” – an online clinic that enables patients to consult with their doctors via online video chats and messaging – has won the title of the best start-up company in the country.
HRH Crown Princess Katherine, accompanied by Kathy Fanslow, president of humanitarian organisation LifeLine Chicago, and her daughter, Tracy Armstrong, presented an ultrasound machine and hospital beds to the Narodni Front Maternity Hospital in Belgrade, marking a donation worth a total of $27,000.
Last year saw Siemens’ business operations in Serbia marked by the continuation of good results, a large number of successfully implemented projects in all areas of business and constant technological advancements that have made the company one of the most successful on the local market for more than a century.