Cirkuliranje has officially launched international cooperation with Romania, starting with a preparatory meeting to determine the main goals of cross-border cooperation in the ICT/ICT domain for the period 2021-2027, as well as the establishment of other forms of cooperation and ways of cooperating.
This meeting was held on May 11th, 2022, in the premises of the Administration / Timis County Council. On this meeting ahead of Timis (Timiș/Timisch) County Council were: Marian Constantin Vasile – Public Administrator, Viorel Ieșan – Head of Telecomunication and Digital Transformation Office, Mr Cosmin Mirișan – Superior Counselor – Project Management Service.
Ahead of Regional office for Cross-border Cooperation Timișoara were: Anca Lolescu – Executive Director, Cătălin Radu – Joint Secretariat and Conf. Univ. Dr. Ing Florin Drăgan – Rector – Politehnical University of Timișoara
From the serbian side, the representatives were: Žarko Dakić – City of Pančevo, member of the City Council for Local Government and Information Technology, Dragoljub Cucić – Director and head of Regional centre for talents Mihajlo Pupin from Pančevo, Dušan Barać – Vice Dean for Digitization of the Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade and Vladislav Petković – Coordinator of Pupin’s Challenge – ICT project and head of regional NGO Cirkuliranje
A good start of the Pupin’s Challenge project continues with planned activities. One of the goals of the project is – regional integration where Cirkuliranje, as the project coordinator and its partners is recognized regionally.
The meeting took place in a very cordial atmosphere and exceeded the expectations of all participants. Namely, the standard meeting of this type went a step further and common themes were clearly identified.
The Romanian side presented their great experience in the implementation of EU-funded projects and established business relations with various partners in the Republic of Serbia. Together, Cirkuliranje referred to the current EU strategy related to digitalization and the agendas of both countries on that issue. It was agreed that there are more opportunities for cooperation.
Common points of interest in the implementation of projects were identified, as well as the previous experiences of the participants of this meeting, as well as current and planned activities. All this, taken together, represents the advantage and capital of this team as a whole in the successful realization of the planned cooperation.
We have exchanged experiences in the development of the educational system in both countries and the importance of educated young people.
The Romanian delegation was a good host, and we will do our best to justify the same role. The return visit is planned soon in Belgrade.
Ceremonial signing of the agreement with Faculty of Organizational Sciences – FON
A very successful week continued the following day May 12th, 2022, at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences (FON) in Belgrade. Cirkuliranje, now as a partner of this faculty, attended the ceremonial opening of the new faculty building and was one of the participants in the ceremonial signing of the cooperation agreement.
For the first time, FON promoted cooperation like this with the companies and in this case the only civil society organization within this ceremony. Dean prof. dr Milan Martić and vice dean prof. Dr. Marko Mihić addressed us. They thanked for the readiness for cooperation and expressed the exceptional importance of cooperation of educational institutions with the companies and organizations that can improve the educational ecosystem.
It was pointed out that the teaching and scientific infrastructure of FON has been significantly improved with the new building, and that the academic ecosystem of FON has created and is creating various innovative forms of cooperation. This was confirmed with the short speeches made by the representatives of the companies, who are willing and working with FON.
We believe that we are on the right path with these activities and we hope to achieve the goals that we plan to achieve.
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