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THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SOUTHERN SERBIA CLUSTER OF OLD CRAFTS

The project is co-financed by the Development Agency of Serbia and GIZ, with the local coordination of the Cluster House from Nis with partners from Leskovac, Pirot and Vranje. Project duration: July - December 2017.

Project activities are tasked to contribute to the promotion of economic development and to affect the problems of unemployment of young women in underdeveloped municipalities in the South of Serbia through support to self-employment in the services and tourism sector.

INTEGRATION OF EDUCATION AND PRACTICE FOR EFFICIENT EMPLOYMENT IN THE REGION

The Higher Business School in Leskovac is a supporting institution of the Youth Entrepreneurship Cluster ACTIVATOR from Leskovac, a member of the Cluster House BBSClusNet.

The Higher Business School has an open call for the following study programmes:

  • Finances, accounting and banking
  • Business management and logistics
  • Tourism and catering
  • Management of food technology and gastronomy
  • Business Informatics and e-Business

Based on national and international cooperation with business community the Students have opportunity to upgrade their knowledge and skills during the professional practices in companies, hotels, restaurants, tourist agencies, accounting bureaus, IT hubs, etc.

For more information, please visit the following link.

Welcome to the world of people ready to hard work and earn a good salary!

CAPACITY BUILDING IN THE CLUSTER AKTIVATOR in Leskovac, SOUTH SERBIA


Within the project "BE DIFFERENT 2" under the program "Support to the Implementation of the Program of reforms of employment and social policies in Serbia with a focus on employment policy and increase the employability of young people", The Cluster House Training Centre conduct a training program for management and members of the cluster of entrepreneurial youth employment AKTIVATOR in Leskovac.

In the period from May 18 to June 30, 2017 "tailor-made" training and mentoring program will be realized .

The training program consists of 14 thematic areas / training in the following fields:


• Local economic development, strategic management and project cycle management
• Business psychology, culture, ethics and communication
• Marketing, promotion and branding


Mentoring program will be provided in the following fields:
• Vocational schools in function of  the efficient entrepreneurial youth employment. The system of dual education.
• Effective professional practice instruments with the aim of the entrepreneurial youth employment
• Analysis of the mentoring and evaluation techniques applied in the ACTIVATOR projects
• Appling  science in practice to a more efficient employment of students

Lecturers and mentors of the Training program are Dr Danka Milojkovic, Cluster House Director and expert on cluster development, strategic and project management; Mrs. Maja Mitic Nikolic, economist, manager of finance, MS and Rural Development of the Cluster House and Mrs. Katarina Stanković, B. Sc. Psychologist,  Spec.  in PR, Director of Communications  of the ProMedia Nis, a member of the Cluster House.

Celebration of 100 years of diplomatic relations between Denmark and Serbia, (June 5 2017, Belgrade)

The Head of Mission of the Danish Embassy Mr. Morten Skovgaard Hansen in cooperation with the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Serbia and Minister Zoran Đorđević, on the occasion of the Danish Consitution Day June 5th, 2017, are celebrating the 100 years of diplomatic relations between Denmark and Serbia at Dom Vojske Srbije in Belgrade.


Dr. Danka Milojkovic, director of the Cluster House – exit strategy of the Danish LEDIB Programme, Nisava Distric, Serbia (2007-2012), and the Cluster House Assembly members, partners and the LEDIB Programme staff are invited to attend the event.


The LEDIB program impacts will be presented on the event and the photography exhibition.

Celebration of the 100 years of DK-RS diplomatic relations in Belgrade, June 5 2017

16th International Entrepreneurship Forum (IEF) „Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Economic Development”

14 - 16 September 2017

Kathmandu, Nepal


The Cluster House, supporting partner of the event at the University of Essex, organizational member of the Global TCI Network Barcelona and partner institution of the INSME Roma, is inviting you to join the entrepreneurial journey from Venice to Kathmandu for the 16th International Entrepreneurship Forum (IEF) conference on 14-16 September, 2017.


The Cluster House Networks Members could submit papers in line with the requirements. The Cluster House is inviting members with appropriate expertise to send us their interest for participation at the 16th IEF. The Cluster House will suggest names for the conference organising committee. Selected panellists will be entitled to a waiver of 50% of their conference registration fees.


In keeping with the IEF's objectives of a constant search for new terrains for entrepreneurship and innovation, and enabling the articulation of less familiar voices of creativity and opportunity development, we seek your involvement at the conference. Against the majestic backdrop of the Himalayas, the small country of Nepal has witnessed extraordinary changes which has tested the resilience of her people, underscoring the importance of sustainability through the generation of new ideas and the realisation of opportunities in differentiated geographies.


The following speakers and panellists have already agreed to participate at the conference:

1) Professor Zoltan Acs - George Mason University, George Mason School of Public Policy, USA

2) Sergio Arzeni - President, INSME (International Network of SMEs promoted by the OECD and the Italian Ministry of Economic Development), Italy

3) Professor Vanina Andrea Farber - Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Social Inclusion at Universidad del Pacifico, Peru

4) Professor K Kumar - N.S. Raghavan Center for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL), Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), India

5) Professor Jay Mitra - Essex Business School, University of Essex, UK

6) Hedda Pahlson-Moller - Business Angel focused on Social Investing, EBAN Impact Investing committee, Luxembourg

7) Professor Ben Shenglin - Finance and Accounting, School of Management, Zhejiang University, China


Please, find on the link the first notice for the conference.
Note that the conference web sites are:


Conference deadlines:
Abstract submission by: 30 June, 2017
Conference Fee payment by: 15 August, 2017
Full paper submission by: 31 August, 2017
Registration by: 15 September, 2017

Please send any queries to Elena Koshcheeva at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


The Cluster House Networks members could submit papers in line with the requirements of the conference (please see Conference Notice). Note that the deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended to 30 June, 2017. The Cluster House could suggest 6 panellists (one for each of the 6 panels that IEF team aims to run at the conference. The broad themes and topics of the panel sessions include the following:


a) Public Policy and Sustainable entrepreneurship;

b) Gender and sustainable entrepreneurship;

c) Alternative Finance, Impact Investment and sustainable entrepreneurship;

d) Technology, sustainability and entrepreneurship

e) Sustainable entrepreneurship and local economic development;

f) Sharing, frugality, and sustainability models for entrepreneurship development.


The Cluster House is inviting members with appropriate expertise to send us their interest for participation at the 16th IEF. The Cluster House will suggest names for the conference organising committee. Selected panellists will be entitled to a waiver of 50% of their conference registration fees.


We look forward to seeing you in Kathmandu in September.