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TRAINING CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL EMPLOYMENT OF YOUTH AND CLUSTER DEVELOPMENT IN SERBIA AND IN THE BALKANS IN NIŠ AND LESKOVAC, SOUTHERN SERBIA


One of the results of the discussion at the round table "Serbian Clusters Day" which was held on 11 May 2017 in Nis, organized by the Cluster House with the support of the Danish Embassy in Belgrade, as part of the celebration of the centenary of diplomatic relations between Denmark and Serbia, is the decision of the Cluster House as the exit strategy of the Danish Program for Local Economic Development in the Balkans, to donate  a part of the furniture and equipment of the Cluster House Training Center for Cluster Development to the Higher Vocational Business School in Leskovac.

The school provided adequate space and expressed its willingness to develop youth entrepreneurship programs through the application of the cluster concept. The Cluster House initiated the project “THE RACE FOR THE SOUTHERN SERBIA ENTREPRENEURSHIP” and the training center will be one of places of the project activities implementation.

The training center will be officially opened in the first quarter of 2018 in the presence of senior diplomatic officials and representatives of local and national authorities and international donor organizations.
The Training center will be the place for implementing entrepreneurship training programs for young people and representatives of vulnerable groups. The Training center will be a place to represent the interests of better business conditions for young people, beginners in business, business associations and clusters, civil society organizations. There will be a place where media representatives will play a key role in contributing to sustainable socio-economic development in the region.
The Cluster House is able to offer a training model for cluster development in countries in transition and development that includes:

-       Training package for cluster managers and cluster management,

-       A way of knowing about clusters through the organization of study visits to clusters in the country and the environment, and

-       Organization of cross-border and transnational cluster events and business linkages.

The Cluster House Info Center, which includes more than 3,000 contacts with representatives of economic development in the country, region and the world, will timely and transparent spread information, promote the cluster approach to the development of SME sector and distribute the e-journal INFOCLUSTER in the Balkan Black Sea region, in accordance with available funds will broadcast TV shows to encourage cluster development in the region and organize conferences, seminars, forums, C2C and B2C matchmaking events.