Sitemap

Erika Teoman-Brenner, Austrian Commercial Counsellor

Leading Force In Strengthening VET

The Federal Economic Chamber of Austria has very close and excellent relations with the Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Serbia

Our good relations ensured that we were very pleased to share with our esteemed colleagues from the CCIS our experience with a chamber system that is built on legal membership because we firmly believe that legal membership is a prerequisite for a strong chamber. And only a strong chamber has a strong voice: both vis-à-vis the government and at the European level. This is particularly important in times when a country is negotiating its accession to the European Union.

Given the structure of Austrian businesses, we also feel that only legal membership can guarantee that the interests of all companies, be they multinationals or small shop owners, are represented in an effective and balanced way.

The Serbian Chamber is deeply involved in reforming the existing system in order to make it fit for the challenges of the future, particularly in light of the growing need of industry and commerce for a qualified labour force

We are, of course, in no position to comment on the implementation of the Serbian law from the perspectives of individual companies here. However, there is definitely one aspect that we consider very important – not only for the future of our companies in Serbia, but for every single Serbian company, where the new law has a direct and positive impact: this is the field of vocational training, where the Serbian Chamber is deeply involved in reforming the existing system in order to make it fit for the challenges of the future, particularly in light of the growing need of industry and commerce for a qualified labour force.

Our experience shows that the success of the Austrian dual vocational training system largely depends on the fact that the curricula are drafted in very close cooperation with the companies of a particular sector, represented by the Chamber. The new Chamber Law in Serbia is instrumental for introducing a similar system in the country, whereby the CCIS will be the leading force in strengthening the role of practice-based learning and training.

Related Articles

Marko Čadež: Serbian Industry Dependent On EU

Serbian industry is directly dependent on the European Union, which is best shown by the fact that it sells two thirds of its exports...

Chamber of Commerce: Hydrogen Technology Strategy Imminent

The drafting of the Serbian Hydrogen Strategy is a multidisciplinary process and requires the contribution of the entire professional public and the scientific community,...

Ivana Vuletić, Secretary Of The Construction Industry Association Of The CCIS

Volume Of Works And New Jobs Growing Constantly

The construction sector is recording constant growth year on year. We will continue promoting these trends in the period ahead by connecting relevant participants If...

Serbian Chamber Of Commerce To Hold Youth Conference

On 31 March the entrepreneurship department of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce will organize a conference on youth entrepreneurship, development and starting a business...

A Million Visits To The Serbian Pavilion In Dubai

As the Expo 2020 exhibition in Dubai was due to end, the Serbian Pavilion welcomed its millionth visitor, one Sali from Egypt, the Pavilion...

Serbian Apples Soon On Indian Tables

The current situation in Ukraine has created serious problems for fruit growers in Serbia, because for years large quantities of apples, cherries and strawberries...

Nehammer: Serbia Is An Important Partner For Austria

Serbia is a geostrategically and geopolitically important partner for Austria, and in these unprecedented times it is important to send the message that the...

Raised Quotas For Serbian Steel Exports To EU

The European Commission has adopted a decree redistributing quotas for steel imports into the EU that had until now been intended for Russia and...

More...

Will Serbia and other Western Balkan countries benefit from the global trends of nearshoring?

Risks & Opportunities

Many countries see their window of opportunity to bring more FDI home, as a result of the war in Ukraine and sanctions imposed against...

How will the Ukraine conflict impact on Serbia’s place in the international community?

Storm In The Backyard

Whenever and however the current conflict in Ukraine comes to an end, there’s no doubt that the Western Balkans and Serbia will be hit...

Who Really Makes Decisions In Serbia?

Always “Me”, Never “Us”

At a juncture when the debate over whether the opposition can force the current president into a second round of voting is heating up,...

Is Inflation Our Destiny (Again)?

He Who Sows Incorrectly Has Small Hope Of A Bountiful Harvest

This time around, inflation didn’t occur as a result of the excessive printing of dinars, unlike many of the previous periods of inflation that...

News

U.S. Adds $19.5 Million In New Funds To Development Partnership With Serbia

Today, the United States Government announced an additional $19.5 million in assistance to the Government of Serbia, as part...

UN: Ukraine War Stoked Global Food Crisis That Could Last Years

The United Nations has warned that the war in Ukraine has helped to stoke a global food crisis that could last...

Picasso’s Masterwork Of Lover And Muse Shines At Sotheby’s $408m Evening Sale

Following the Macklowe Collection’s white-glove sale, the Modern Evening Auction saw glittering results at Sotheby’s New York. Amongst 58...

UN Calls For Renewable Energy Push Following Damning Climate Report

UN chief Antonio Guterres has called for more investment in renewable energy and an end to the millions of...

US And Global Banks Unveil Multi-billion Dollar Plan To Address Worldwide Food Crisis

The U.S., several global development banks and other groups unveiled a multi-billion dollar plan Wednesday meant to address a...

U.S. Adds $19.5 Million In New Funds To Development Partnership With Serbia

Today, the United States Government announced an additional $19.5 million in assistance to the Government of Serbia, as part...

UN: Ukraine War Stoked Global Food Crisis That Could Last Years

The United Nations has warned that the war in Ukraine has helped to stoke a global food crisis that could last...

Picasso’s Masterwork Of Lover And Muse Shines At Sotheby’s $408m Evening Sale

Following the Macklowe Collection’s white-glove sale, the Modern Evening Auction saw glittering results at Sotheby’s New York. Amongst 58...

UN Calls For Renewable Energy Push Following Damning Climate Report

UN chief Antonio Guterres has called for more investment in renewable energy and an end to the millions of...

US And Global Banks Unveil Multi-billion Dollar Plan To Address Worldwide Food Crisis

The U.S., several global development banks and other groups unveiled a multi-billion dollar plan Wednesday meant to address a...

U.S. Adds $19.5 Million In New Funds To Development Partnership With Serbia

Today, the United States Government announced an additional $19.5 million in assistance to the Government of Serbia, as part...

UN: Ukraine War Stoked Global Food Crisis That Could Last Years

The United Nations has warned that the war in Ukraine has helped to stoke a global food crisis that could last...

Picasso’s Masterwork Of Lover And Muse Shines At Sotheby’s $408m Evening Sale

Following the Macklowe Collection’s white-glove sale, the Modern Evening Auction saw glittering results at Sotheby’s New York. Amongst 58...

UN Calls For Renewable Energy Push Following Damning Climate Report

UN chief Antonio Guterres has called for more investment in renewable energy and an end to the millions of...

US And Global Banks Unveil Multi-billion Dollar Plan To Address Worldwide Food Crisis

The U.S., several global development banks and other groups unveiled a multi-billion dollar plan Wednesday meant to address a...