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Milan Rašković, architect, partner and director, Bureau Cube Partners

Restoring The SANU Building’s Splendour

Architectural studio Bureau Cube Partners offers a set of complete services throughout the entire process of constructing a facility. This studio’s portfolio is impressive,...

Nenad Nikolin, Director, CCS Solutions

A Green Mask For A Safe Environment

The coronavirus crisis prevented CCS Solutions in its further development and promotion of CouchCoach, its application for basketball fans. But the result was a...

Aleksandar Radivojević, General Manager, TeamEnergo

Experts In FTTH Technology

Almost seven years have passed since group of enthusiasts came out of Telegroup and created TeamEnergo, which engineers today contribute to the modernisation of...

Dušica Gaković, Project Lead, Deka Inženjering [engineering]

We’ll Revive The City

Deka Inženjering is a company that's been operating on our market for nearly 10 years and is currently building more than 250,000 square metres...

Milan Lučić, Director Of The Serbian Business Registers Agency

We Ease Business Operations

Over the previous years, the Serbian Business Registers Agency (SBRA) has been continuously introducing numerous new electronic services for businesses and other customers. With...

Aleksandar Baucal Ph.D., full professor at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade

Innovations in education, but real ones

The key question for the new government is how to intelligently and effectively utilise existing resources in each sector. In the field of education, it is possible to implement a number of short- and long-term measures that would make teaching much better and more efficient.

Considering that the government has separate ministries for each sector, that each ministry has a significant number of people and that budget funds are not small, I think the new government should dedicate itself to each of these sectors. That’s why the question of how to use existing resources wisely and effectively in each sector is more important than which sector to prioritise. Alongside this, considering the current pandemic crisis and its consequences, it is necessary to identify short- and long-term measures in each sector, in order to alleviate the negative impact of the crisis and lay the groundwork for lasting development.

Given that I deal with the early development of children and youth, as well as education, here I will focus on measures emerging from those domains.

In the sector of early development, viewed in the short term, it is necessary to secure adequate support for parents during the next year, in which nursery schools will operate under restricted conditions. It is necessary to provide support to parents in combining work from home and raising their children (such as through the development of media content that will be engaging and adapted to development). Viewed over the long term, the focus should be on expanding the coverage of nurseries, especially for children from vulnerable groups, and on raising the quality of preschool education.

The ongoing crisis provides an opportunity for the considered digitalisation of education, which would imply digital technologies becoming part of all learning and teaching activities

When it comes to the youth, the short-term focus should be on providing incentives for young people to develop entrepreneurship. The existing crisis has led to young people having an excess of free time and a number of opportunities to develop new initiatives exist. It is thus necessary to engage NGOs in the activation of young people and to support entrepreneurial youth initiatives. In the long view, experience with short-term measures would prove to be an excellent laboratory for creating long-term policies for the youth, given that previous policies in this sector were insufficiently relevant and ineffective.
When it comes to formal education, viewed over the short term, the existing crisis demands an intelligent combination of remote learning and school-based learning.

This implies reducing existing programmes to those constituent parts that have the greatest educational potential and providing support to schools and teachers to find a model of combining remote learning and school-based learning that best suits their conditions. The crisis would thereby contribute to substantially increasing the autonomy of schools and teachers, as well as reducing centralisation in education. Furthermore, the existing crisis provides an opportunity to implement the digitalisation of education in a meaningful way. The crisis has shown that the existing model for the digitalisation of education, which boiled down to providing equipment that was poorly and/or inadequately used and introducing a special subject, did not pass the test of time. Meaningful digitalisation implies digital technologies becoming part of all learning and teaching activities in the way in which digital technologies permeate all aspects of everyday life.

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Danko Brčerević, Chief Economist of the Fiscal Council of Serbia

We Don’t Need to be Bad Pupils Again

Preserving the health of the population, maintaining fiscal discipline and creating a new model of economic growth should be on the government's desk from...

Jasna Atanasijević, Assistant Professor at the University of Novi Sad’s Faculty of Sciences, Department of Mathematics and Informatics

Knowledge, Innovation, Rule Of Law

Investing in the modernising of education, encouraging companies to innovate by investing in research and development in collaboration with the academic sector, and the...

Jelena Žarković, associate professor at the Belgrade Faculty of Economics

Health and Education First and Foremost

Considering that the economy received significant assistance in the previous period, the new government should focus attention primarily on the health sector and education,...

Jurij Bajec Ph.D., special advisor at the Institute of Economics and full professor at the University of Belgrade’s Faculty of Economics

The World is Changing and So Must We

The opportunity exists for Serbia to start connecting with rapidly changing global economic trends and to launch products and services that have higher added...

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In Montenegro, the ruling DPS was nearly neck-and-neck with its main rivals, according to early and incomplete projections of...

EU Awards One Million EUR In Grants For COVID Recovery In Tourism Sector

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UNDP And Embassy Of Slovakia Present Feasibility Study On Use Of Thermosolar Energy

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