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Tatjana Rackov Sinadinović, Director, Happy Kids Preschool

Awards Confirm Value

Within a framework of daily educational activities that’s shaped by the principles of the Montessori method of education, children at the HAPPY KIDS Preschool...

Helleniq Energy

Former Hellenic Petroleum Becomes Helleniq Energy

The parent company of EKO Serbia has rebranded and committed itself to a sustainable future HELLENIC PETROLEUM, one of the largest energy companies in Southeast...

dm

dm Srbija Comes Of Age

Pioneering endeavours, successful results, record-breaking donations and recordhigh wage increases, new social responsibility campaigns and launching the online store have all marked the 18th...

Sonja Kapetanović, Marketing Director, Schlarafia

Quality Is An Issue Of Setting High Standards

Schlarafia is the region’s leading brand for premium sleeping equipment and is unique thanks to its specific fusion of traditional craftsmanship and modern technologies,...

Boban Đurović, Mayor Of Vrnjačka Banja

Monte Carlo In The Heart Of Serbia

Today, Vrnjačka Banja can boast a large number of high-class hotels that, with their rich content and top-quality service in line with European tourist...

Nenad Grmusa, SVP, Head Of Takeda’s Center For External Innovation

Self Confidence Is Key

For me, the experience of studying in the U.S. was decisive in me gaining self-confidence, and that forms the basis for a person to feel the strength and motivation to change the world for the better.

Serbia is a country that has a lot of potential when it comes to innovation, admittedly like any other country in the world. We have a long history of innovation, from Tesla and Pupin onwards. Innovation is born in various forms: in sports, science, business, etc. Novak Đoković is an innovator – he revolutionized tennis with his speed of shifting movement from shot to shot. He is today studied and copied by younger generations. Branko Babić, the founder of PhiBrows, is an innovator, and he’s here in Serbia. He can provide a lot of advice on this topic. Just like Mate Rimac in Croatia.

Firstly, I think the key is in the ambition to change the world, to leave our mark on humanity, to ensure our children have the self-confidence to feel that they can do it. Nothing motivates people more than the opportunity to make an “impact,” to change the world for the better; to offer something that’s differentiated, better than what exists, and that’s in high demand. For children to have a passion for what they choose to do, for them to have the ambition to be “worldly.” And to believe they can do so. Novak and Branko are good examples of that.

Secondly, it would be good for our successful, wealthy people to invest as venture capitalists in new companies devised and pushed by kids. That would help those children become “worldly” with the provision of capital, advice, and their own connections.

Thirdly, the education system should also be transformed into one that instills a sense of self-confidence in people, and not the other way around, as it has been to date, filtering children from elementary school onwards. For instance, I only gained academic self-confidence in America. Growing up in Novi Sad, in our education system, I thought I was extremely limited. I’m sure that every person can be successful, and an innovator – they just have to sufficiently interested in something. People today spend their entire lives learning, and you never know when a window of genius will open up for someone. So, the education system must be adapted to shape people who have the agility to learn, and new quality will emerge from that. America has nothing special to offer when it comes to innovation models, other than the three things that I’ve just listed.

Comment by Zoran Panovic

Limited Sensitivity

If Serbia’s World Cup match against Brazil in Qatar proved to be a major tactical defeat for Serbia (0:2), then the agreement reached on...

Aleksandar Mitić, Research Associate At The Institute Of International Politics And Economics, President Of The Centre For Strategic Alternatives

Support For Ukraine Could Reduce

It is tough to expect that the deep polarisation that has manifested within U.S. Society will have a substantial influence on Washinton’s foreign policy...

Aleksandar R. Miletić, Executive Director Of The Centre For History Studies And Dialogue

No Major Changes To Foreign Policy Discourse

I don’t believe the current U.S. Administration’s policies on Ukraine or our region will change fundamentally. More significant course adjustments could only occur following...

Dragan Bisenić, Foreign Policy Journalist, Publicist And Former Ambassador

Without A Weak President

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Várhelyi Presented Implementation Of Trans-Balkan Electricity Corridor

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Slivovica Included In The UNESCO’s World Heritage List

The Ministry of Culture of the Government of Serbia announced that the element of the intangible cultural heritage of...

Escobar: Open Balkan The Opportunity For Region To Recover

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Slivovica Included In The UNESCO’s World Heritage List

The Ministry of Culture of the Government of Serbia announced that the element of the intangible cultural heritage of...

Escobar: Open Balkan The Opportunity For Region To Recover

"Russia will not be a credible partner, so it is economically and politically wrong to count on cooperation with...

Foreign Investors Council In Serbia Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

The Foreign Investors Council in Serbia (FIC) marked 20 years of operations with a ceremony held at Hyatt hotel. At...

Romania’s National Day Celebrated

The Embassy of Romania in Serbia marked the Day of Romanian Unification with a formal reception at the White...

Várhelyi Presented Implementation Of Trans-Balkan Electricity Corridor

Olivér Várhelyi, European Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement Negotiations, started his visit to Belgrade at the Serbian company Elektromreže...

Slivovica Included In The UNESCO’s World Heritage List

The Ministry of Culture of the Government of Serbia announced that the element of the intangible cultural heritage of...

Escobar: Open Balkan The Opportunity For Region To Recover

"Russia will not be a credible partner, so it is economically and politically wrong to count on cooperation with...

Foreign Investors Council In Serbia Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

The Foreign Investors Council in Serbia (FIC) marked 20 years of operations with a ceremony held at Hyatt hotel. At...

Romania’s National Day Celebrated

The Embassy of Romania in Serbia marked the Day of Romanian Unification with a formal reception at the White...
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