We are still in the position of those who cut the forest and planted some seedlings, and now are surprised that there is no shade. Do I worry that there is no shade? I do. Am I working on making the trees grow? I am, but it cannot grow in one year.
Zoran Djindjic

Call for Application for the 5th Zoran Djindjic Regional School of Political Philosophy

Read more: Call for Application for the 5th Zoran Djindjic Regional School of Political Philosophy

Belgrade, October 9th, 2017

The Zoran Djindjic Foundation in the cooperation with the Faculty of Political Sciences University of Belgrade opens the call for application for the 5th Zoran Djindjic Regional School of Political Philosophy with focus on The Rule of Law and State Building. The call for application is going to be open from Monday, October 9th until Friday, October 27th, 2017.   

 

Goals of the School are:
• acquiring basic concepts of political theory and philosophy and deepening of theoretical knowledge in the field of the rule of law and state building
• critical analysis of the philosophy of Zoran Djindjic and the influence of his politics on the stabilization of the Western Balkans region
• analyzing the political relations in the region in the 21st century

The candidates who are eligible to apply are students of BA (the second, third and fourth year of studies) and MA studies from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croation, Montenegro and Macedonia 

The participation is intended for students who are members of the youth branches of political parties, young scholars, researchers, NGO activists from various fields. Working language of the school is BCS. The school is going to be held from 12th to 18th November 2017, in Belgrade. All costs, including transport and accommodation for the participants who are not from Belgrade, are covered.

The necessary documents for the application include:

• CV
• letter of motivation (no less than an A4 page).

The documentation for application should be sent until Friday, October 27th, 2017 at 5 pm via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For further information do not hesitate to contact us via phone +381 11 2623 056. 

Call for Application for the Zoran Djindjic Internship Programme of German Business 2018

Read more: Call for Application for the Zoran Djindjic Internship Programme of German Business 2018Belgrade, October 1st, 2017

The Zoran Djindjic Foundation in the cooperation with the Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations (OA), the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Geselschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) announces the call for the application for the Zoran Djindjic Internship Programme of German Busines for the generation 2018.

The candidates who are eligible to apply are:

  • Undergraduate students who are enrolled in the 5th semester or higher when applying
  • Master or PhD students and young graduates who graduated after January 1st, 2017.

The applicants should generally not be older than 29 years.

The objective of the Programme is to provide internships for 30 qualified candidates from Serbia in German enterprises for a period of three or six months in Germany. The internships will start on July 1st, 2018.Their field of studies should have a focus either on economics, business administration, the various fields of engineering, journalism or agriculture.

The Programme was established in 2003 after the assassination of the first democratically elected Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic. The aim of the Programme is to preserve the legacy of Zoran Djindjic and to bring the region, Serbia and its people closer to the European Union.

The necessary documents for the application include:

  • Curriculum vitae in German or English (please use the provided template on the website of the programme)
  • Letter of motivation in German or English
  • Portrait photo
  • Scanned transcript of records
  • Translation of transcript of records in German or English. The documents can be translated by you, not necesarrily by an official translator.
  • Two recommendation letters.

The call for the application will be open on Sunday, October 1st to Monday, November 13th, 2017 at 1 pm. More details on the Programme and application you can find on the website:: https://www.djindjic-stipendienprogramm.de/

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The 10th Regional Alumni Conference

Read more: The 10th Regional Alumni ConferenceOhrid, Macedonia, September 21st - 24th, 2017

This year, the tenth Regional Alumni Conference took place in Ohrid, Macedonia from Thursday, September 21st to Sunday, September 24th, 2017.

The conference was opened by the reception that was attended by the alumni from the countries of Western Balkans and the representatives from German institutions in Macedonia: Katrin Fruhinsfeld and Ana Korzenska, responsible for culture and education within the German Embassy in Macedonia and Patrick Martens, the representative of the German delegation of German Business in Macedonia.

Working part of the conference started on Friday. The alumni participated in four workshops: Introduction to Project Writing and EU Fundraising; AI Trends and Economic Implications: The Future Job Market; Battle Between the New & the Old: Social Media Research Vs. Traditional Marketing Research; Intelligent Energy - Embrace the AI in Our Homes and Business. The third day of the conference was dedicated to the city sightseeing and meeting the culture of Macedonia.  

Beside the alumni of the German and Austrian internship program, the alumni of the Ukraine internship program participated in the conference as well. 

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