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Gordan Matić, Director of the Film Centre of Serbia

We Listen to Filmmakers and Filmgoers

I was born and raised in Kragujevac. During my childhood we had three cinemas in the city. I think the first film I watched,...

Milica Ševarlić, PR Manager, Belgrade Youth Centre

Beacon Of Culture For All

I was born into an artistic family, where culture and its contents were not a supplementary activity, but rather the substance of everyday life...

Gabriel Feltz, Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra

Music Begins Where Words End

Standing in front of more than 100 musicians of a wonderful orchestra like the Belgrade Philharmonic, conducting from memory without a score, looking around...

Vladimir Marić, Director of the Intellectual Property Office of Serbia

Regulations Serving Intellectual Work

Dostoevsky once wrote that “it's always interesting to talk with an intelligent man”. I was fortunate enough to build my professional career alongside top...

Professor Dr. Aleksandar Jerkov, Director of University Library “Svetozar Marković”

We Would Have Something To Show To The World

You never know where life will take you – I was good at mathematics, played chess, considered studying astrophysics and dealt with electrical engineering,...

Brankica Janković, Commissioner for the Protection of Equality

The More We Speak – The Less We Understand One Another

It is necessary to master the skill of listening and understanding others Ihave behind me 20 years of work in protecting human rights, especially in...

Maja Vidaković Lalić, Architect, Founder and Creative Director of Belgrade’s Mikser Festival

Balkan (Hi)story, Redesigned…

My latest days are filled with hard work, but also excitement at the approach of the biggest global design event, in Milan My baby project,...

Ana Maria Rossi, Film and Television Director

Film Can Change the World

I’m not used to writing of myself that I’m a lady film and television director, a lady screenwriter... Nor do I use the words...

Dr Miroslav Perišić, Historian, Director Of The Archives Of Serbia

Archives are a Barrier Against the Falsifying of History

History is dangerous if not understood. The historian needs always to remind of this experience when, due to some contemporary crisis, there is increased...

Dr. Magdalena Djordjević, Scientific Advisor at the Institute of Physics in Belgrade

QGP: Front-Line Science And Why Serbia Needs It

Quark-gluon plasma (QGP) is a state of matter that exists under extreme temperatures and pressures. As a reminder, the nucleus of atoms consists of...

Gojko Božović, Founder and Chief Editor of Arhipelag Publishing

Not Everything’s Bad – Books Are Good

When I founded Arhipelag in the spring of 2007, I wanted to work with authors and contributors, partners and friends, to form a space...

Gordana Danilović Grković, Acting Director of Science Technology Park Belgrade

Success Of Young People Is The Success Of Our Society

I worked in science for a long time and am fascinated by the scientific research sector, the abundance of knowledge that exists there, conceived...

Stanislav Sretenović, Historian

Serbia Can Become The Region’s Switzerland

The 21st century’s age of electronics and rapid communication requires experts in the social sciences and humanities, especially historical sciences, as they contribute to...

Jelena Bogavac, Theatre Director, Dramatist, Writer

Life is an Eternal Dress Rehearsal

I often say that my life is that which flows between premieres. The theatre is such that demands the entire person... or at least...

Francine Pickup, Resident Representative, UNDP Serbia

Creating Change Through Innovation And Strong Partnerships

I am excited to be in Serbia, because it has the potential to create regional change by addressing critical development concerns that go beyond...

Dr Sanja Popović Pantić, Economist, President of the Association of Business Women in Serbia

Business Women Invest In Knowledge

I belong to generation “X”. I always had a lot of belief in books, but I also, luckily, had an even greater need to...

International Women’s Club Belgrade

Honour, Job & Responsibility

The life of a diplomatic spouse is anything but conventional. The spouse of diplomats must juggle a unique combination of family life, professional commitments,...

Vesna Todorčević, Professor at the SASA Mathematical Institute

Maths and the Beauty of the World

I’ve toured the world thanks to mathematics. Congresses and conferences in distant lands freed me of my old self, my authenticity flourished, returning me...

Neda Todorović PhD, University Professor, Journalist, Writer, Editor

Professionalism, First And Foremost

At the Faculty of Political Science in Belgrade, I took the path from a student of journalism to a fully tenured professor. I founded...

Marija Desivojević Cvetković, Senior Vice-president Of Delta Holding

What Does It Mean To Be Happy?

I follow with interest in the trends of business literature over recent decades. From the Six Sigma programme and “benchmarking”, through the Balanced Scorecard,...

Professor Milena Dragicevic Šešić, UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policy and Management of the University of Arts in Belgrade

New Cultural Policy Essential

Cultural policy is today often led routinely and without much imagination from the government and various levels of state bodies My interest in issues related...

Vesna Brzev-Ćurčić, Training Psychoanalyst and Supervisor Medical Psychology Specialist

Growing Up in Serbia

Young people are becoming consumers, resulting in less creativity and active participation in life unless it's creativity in solving video games and posts on...

Đorđe Milutinović, Štark Arena Advisor

The Promoter

Placido Domingo, Sting, Jose Carreras, Nick Cave, Nigel Kennedy, Tom Jones, BB King, Chick Korea, Paco de Lucia, Ray Charles, James Brown, Julio Iglesias,...

Nada Popović Perišić, Founder and Professor of the Faculty of Media and Communication

Education Is Inheritance For The Future

However it may sound today, I’m still an irreparable leftist. However, I don’t see that which I believe in on today’s political scene

Radoslav Zelenović, Director of the Audio-visual Archive and Sanu Digitisation Centre

Culture Is A Finite Resource

This year marks half a century since I came to Belgrade. My path took me to the Youth Centre and Cinema Club Belgrade, a...

Simona-Mirela Miculescu, Representative Of The UN Secretary-General And Head Of The UN Office In Belgrade

Keep Eyes Open To Possibilities

When the UN Secretary-General appointed me to lead the UN Office in Belgrade – which is empowered by him to politically support the countries...

Johannes Irschik, Director Of The Austrian Cultural Forum And President Of EUNIC Serbia

Cultural Exchange Based On Dialogue And Networking

Austria and Serbia have a lot of things in common and our relationship has numerous points of contact, be it on a historical, political,...

Vera Madzgalj, Chief Executive Officer at BELhospice

Doing Something Meaningful Feels Special

A year has passed since I received the great opportunity to lead the BELhospice team. It has been a special call and a great...

Jelena Kovačević, Media Advisor to the Prime Minister Ana Brnabić

Giving Up Is Not My Option

A month from now will mark exactly one year since I became an adviser for media to the Serbian Prime Minister, and that’s not...

Ann Pešić, President Of The International Women’s Club (IWC) And Irish Honorary Consul

Respecting Diversity Through Cooperation

The International Women’s Club has been in existence for many years and has brought together women who are in Belgrade temporarily, either as members...

Jasna Dimitrijević, Manager Of Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment

Clear Vision Of Present And Future

It is a professional challenge and honour for every manager in the domain of culture to have the opportunity to manage a cultural/ educational...

Violeta Jovanović, Executive Director, NALED

Public-Private Dialogue The Key

For the past fifteen years, I have had the privilege of being engaged in growing civil society in the region and understanding how active...

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Richard Grenell: Serbia-Kosovo Agreement Results From Trump’s Different Brand Of Diplomacy

President Aleksandar Vučić of Serbia and Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti of Kosovo took an enormous step toward a long-term...

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President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic and Prime Minister of the Provisional Institutions of Kosovo Avdullah Hoti signed an Agreement...

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