Category: Tesla Square

T.E.S.L.A. Culture-Driven Strategy

What is T.E.S.L.A. Culture-Driven Strategy? How was the Mind of Nikola Tesla and remained a worldview of activities that mean the backbone of the development of all humanity? Mirjana Prljević is someone who has been dealing with this phenomenon for years and working on the promotion of the primordial sources of Science and Progress, does Serbia, here and now, recognize the importance of the moment? We talked about that with Mirjana, we are broadcasting the interview in its entirety.

Nikola Tesla is the inspiration for the Academy of Young Geniuses TESLA GENIUS, T²: TESLA SQUARE iTESLIANUM Almanac, a unique trilogy of your work. How much is all this recognized and accepted within our society?

It is said that when the student is ready and the teacher appears. I am deeply aware, first of all, on a personal level, of the knowledge I gained while dealing in parallel with the Strategic Positioning and Inheritance of Nikola Tesla for the last thirty years, and then with the power of the Moment we live and the processes that happen to us. In the first place, there is the process of Digital Transformation, and then the process of Knowing the Mission We Live. with its flow from week to week, it gives me the right to say that there is a core of our people that is waking up, which is aware of the process we are living and the message that the trilogy carries with it. The momentum is the state of the community, and when individuals make an effort to realize their mission, it continues like a river, it connects the shores and the people. That is why this relationship between students and teachers is personal and at the same time important and important for community and coexistence.

Words, messages, thoughts and inventions of Nikola Tesla inspire work and deeds. What is the T.E.S.L.A. Strategy Guided by Culture and how important is it for Serbia?

You know how, everything in life is a process, even life itself. There are several truths about processes, that every process is managed and if you don’t do it, someone will do it on your behalf, secondly, every process takes time, and thirdly, processes are necessary to connect the system with the development matrix of society. so also at the macro level. At the moment, in addition to the above, a corona happened to us. When I say it happened, I think it’s not accidental. She’s here for a reason. Now, what is the perception of each of the consequences caused by the blockage of movement, restriction of movement and work, change of working conditions and learning, and that is a task for each of us for a much deeper analysis and knowledge. According to the rules of strategic development of mankind, there are three types of strategies. The first says that when you know the situation and circumstances – you have a Strategy. When you are not sure about certain events and consequences for you, your organization and the state – we have a Multiple Scenario Strategy. And when there is a completely unknown situation and circumstances around you that you cannot define – you are working on a Strategy for Cultural Leadership. This last-mentioned strategy actually connects people and the system in the values ​​that cultural patterns of behavior, work and life carry with them. They connect and connect us in such a way that by our active action we live the mission in the function of achieving the goal. As far as our state and society today recognize and work on that, I leave it to each of you to conclude. In my opinion, it is insufficient, in many cases unprofessional, and we need much more empathy, solidarity and love for our country and people. Just like the clear goals we strive for as a state and as a society. Because then the individual will also find himself in it as a pillar of society. That is the perspective we are talking about with the young people in our series.

Technology, Education, Science, Love and Activism are at the core of your trilogy. Can the manifestation of these words into the reality of the existence of every human being make the world a better place?

Yes, definitely yes. We lived a lot under the perception of the so-called Fragmented realities. Something that began ten centuries ago, a fragmentation of love for God and light, science and education that has divided into so many scientific disciplines that today we call specializations, that rarely anyone has so much power of perception and knowledge to look at it together. That’s why all this is happening to us on the planet. We separated first from nature, then man from society, and now man from man. There is a lot of this injustice inflicted on humanity. A return to self, nature, and society through one integral concept of development outlined in the T.E.S.L.A. the model gives us the ability to see the flow of how to do it. The words themselves acronyms speak for themselves, and I also believe that my explanation of the Matrix of Integrated Wisdom of Humanity, which was clarified in the co-authored novel with engineer Branko Dimitrijević and which will soon be published in Serbia, will be made known to many. We put our story in the time of Serbia in 2043, and then the embroidery of dase tka starts, just like our Pirot carpet, pattern by pattern. It is our contribution to the manifestation of the intention to arouse every person to see as well as possible the reality in which he lives, just like his place in it.

Your idea is unique and visionary. Do you believe that there is a will and desire in Serbia that every person can and must contribute to the efforts to create a better environment?

Thank you. Consciousness certainly exists because both you and I are already proving it with this interview. I know a lot of individuals who have a growing need in the past few years to connect and unite organizations, concepts, businesses, old crafts and customs, to be that Kolo-Rod-No in us, and it is quite certain that if there is a will in an individual to be more aware of his life. and missions, that they will find the family to realize that. Whether that path through work, marriage, humanitarian work, or the state apparatus is local self-government, he should choose with his heart and mind. The struggle of all of us to find our place under the sun is great, but it is also one of the eternal principles, we are one – energy, frequency, vibration. There is no duality, it is present in our perception of energy and that is why we talk so much in the projects of the T.E.S.L.A. about what the integral mind is, what the processes we live in, even though the analog and digital signal affect our mind. And the mind is everything, everything comes from it and everything comes from it. That is why being calm in Spirit and Mind is our greatest task every day and every night. Whoever weighs will find a better environment and a better self in it. Just as our Nobel laureate Ivo Andrić said: “The happiness of the world is built from every human soul”.

What are your previous steps, what are you currently doing and what will be realized in the next period?

You know the saying, when your deeds speak for you, don’t interrupt them. The fact that I have woven all my previous knowledge and experience into the project T²: TESLA SQUARE is and will be in the next period the focus of my work and the mission I live. I invite your readers to visit our youtube channel TESLASQUARE and take a look and see for yourself how much youth, beauty and diligence today’s Serbia and its youth bring with all their diaspora around the world. The core that we create by connecting and sharing the knowledge and experiences of individuals should motivate and inspire others to see their possibilities, to awaken activism in themselves, and to put them in the function of developing themselves and the community according to what they discover as their good sides.

Interviewer: Bojan Milić

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Visual Media Literacy

Digital marketing

Visual Media Literacy: How important it is to be consistent with your goals and take care when expressing yourself in style. They say: Knock – it will open for you, ask – you will get it! How much do we actually take care of expression when creating our business strategy? The term is a tact that is passed on to others who participate in structuring our work.

If we say that someone has a vision, it means that he has united everything that is needed by his work.

Mirjana Prljević with T²: TESLA SQUARE for SpectrUm:

1.How important is Visual Media Literacy? Have we forgotten etiquette when it comes to visual expression?

MP: Visual media literacy is both a deeply personal and a general social category. Everything goes from the mind of one individual to the mind of another individual, from the creator to the recipient of that message. Whether it is sent through a product, service, message or video is less important. What matters is the impulse that guides the creator when creating. The process of digital transformation that we live in, which is becoming more and more powerful, instructs us to clearly understand and then harmonize the analog and digital signal around us and in us. The concept I am a follower of is “In a healthy spirit, a healthy body”, and not the other way around, as we have often been served since we were little. It is the spirit that drives both literacy and the notion of the meaning of words. Yes, the very words that can revive and kill, illuminate or hurt, separate or unite you with someone. It is the word that is basically etiquette, just like non-verbal communication through sublimated messages that the media, in addition to verbal, send to the viewer. The morals and ethics of the media, educational institutions and governments, as well as the literate individual are most important here. From what I see in the media and in society, we certainly have room to work on us, because that is how we come to a healthy spirit, a healthy body, and thus a healthy society. It is a great responsibility when you address the Word.

2.More Octave Business, through T²: TESLA SQUARE, offers us a completely new content based on real values. How “easy” is it for you to reconcile this with today’s times?

MP: There is nothing easy or difficult in my understanding of work. I learned that a long time ago. It is important to have a good preparation and coordination of the team that implements together with you the whole process of creating one product, in our case a series. Every guest, every message and topic of the show is in harmony. When you strive for it, as I do in my approach, then it shows itself that way. Obstacles along the way are there to warn you to repeat something, to be even better, or to change something in your approach. They always have their Why?

3.Average statistics show that information is placed quickly and in large quantities. How to dose information? How much can we actually “drink”?

MP: Information has great power. The most important thing is to listen to yourself, constantly and as far as possible in the peace of nature. The amount, as you call it, of information depends on the individual to the individual and his capacity to harmonize the quality and quantity of that information. It is not the same when you listen and watch something you love, what you want to learn and what makes you fulfilled, and what some media or individuals bombard you with constant repetition and aggressive performances in order to direct your perception of attention towards it. It is very important to make that difference and get to know yourself as much as you can. It’s like having a selection of books you read or movies you watch. The power of human perception is such an important topic that departments, scientific disciplines, and symposia are dedicated to it. The struggle for the mind is constant, and thus get to know your mind and yourself and evaluate for yourself what content and how much information to adopt.

4.Your work experience is great. What is the business principle you stick to?

MP: The principle of harmony of energy, frequency and vibration is a principle I have chosen in life since I was sixteen. Then I transferred it to my business. Energy is always there, and it is up to you whether you use it constructively or not, all in the function of creating more value and thus creating a new value or service. Frequency and vibration are my spirituality and mission woven into concrete works. So I started, I continued, and so it is today. The only time we have is now – the present moment and when your energy, frequency and vibration are in harmony with your spirit and mind then you are fully aware of your creative potential that creates. It is a principle that I deeply respect and follow in my work.

Advantages of today’s business. What should we pay special attention to?

MP: Definitely that business today carries with it that dimension of the Higher Octave Business in terms of understanding reality. Digitization and digital transformation have made our information and work faster, and whether it will be of better quality depends on the way an individual manages his time and tasks. The advantages of today’s business, in which new occupations and new professions appear, which only ten years ago did not even exist in the announcement, offer a great challenge to each of us. The challenge of new learning, working on oneself and acquiring new skills and competencies in the field of non-formal education. There is such a large selection and range of courses, workshops, new departments and specializations, that the choice is ours. Will we work on ourselves and improve the quality and standard of our lives or not. And our choices are our life. Everyone decides according to themselves. Or so it should be. It is definitely worth thinking about.

by Irena Marinković

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The business of higher octaves

We are all one. People are interconnected by invisible forces.- Nikola Tesla

A higher octave business or energy reorientation of the current business. We all see how much only the conditions of business and only business have changed in this time.

What many statistical companies have noticed as unusual on the market is the change in customer interest.

According to statistics, more than 48% of Google visitors has changed their search form.

In more than 52% of cases, customers searched for what they had not done so far.

Online shopping in the European Union increased its share by an additional 173%.

Modern business is located and localized on the Internet. What was a showcase in a decade of industrial evolution, is now a digital showcase in the era of internet technology.

But as we see in the modern business has thrived on the internet. That simple ID card is no longer enough. Today, modern business is a combination of:

  • Logistics
  • Modern interface
  • Direct communications
  • Visual effects
  • Content digital
  • Design
  • Minimalist industrialism

Let’s go back to Nikola Tesla and his understanding of the modern world.

We are all one, a whole that is obviously separate but very dependent on others.

If you are in the market and doing business on the Internet, and you are engaged in production, for example. Your visual depends on the website designer, graphic artist, blog writer, content manager, an intermediary between customers and you,… And we can list down to the smallest details. This example gives you insight that you can’t run your business race alone. You need a confident and modern team, a team that knows and understands today’s modern business.

Today’s modern business places its emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, logistical support and recommendation. If we stay on the previous sentence we will see that these references are retained and returned from the past tense…

However, modernity is now more than what the word itself says.

The business of the higher octave is the crystallization of idea, creation and innovation.

T²: TESLA SQUARE is a unique idea, a platform with a vision of a higher goal. T²: TESLA SQUARE translates Tesla’s thoughts on the business of the future.

The vision in the business is to pretend to reach the very top.


The economy is the basic driver of a society. Society is an economy that, through its market share, pumps finances into the bloodstream of a country or region. For the economy to be strong, supply, demand and innovation need to be monitored.

As the market is now greatly transformed and undergoing its reconstruction, we must also adapt to these needs.

What is a unique opportunity is this chance to learn much more about modern ways of market penetration through T²: TESLA SQUARE.

Business is more of an octave, it is nothing but a symbiosis of need and novelty.

How and why was this project created? What sets it apart and what does that business offer mean?

This introduction is only one part, in the next text we will present the whole idea.

Author: Irena Marinković

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Taking decisions for the future

Young people in Serbia – unemployed singles have a desire to emigrate

Compared to previous years, the number of those who have a negative reaction to the EU has increased from 28 to 41 percent, according to a survey by the Umbrella Youth Organization.

More than 60 percent of young men and women aged 15 to 30 in Serbia have no income, two thirds live with their parents, as many as 87 percent of young people are not married, and most of them do not do the job for which they were educated. That is why it should come as no surprise that every second young person in Serbia plans to move out of the country, and most of them see their future in Western European countries, according to the latest research by the Serbian Youth Umbrella Organization entitled “Alternative Report on Position and Needs young people in Serbia ”.

A study conducted on a representative sample of 1,219 young people, aged 15 to 30, throughout Serbia and which will be presented to the public today, on International Youth Day, also shows that unemployment, the value system, corruption and hopelessness are the main problems of the generation at the crossroads of childhood and youth.

The high unemployment rate of young people is worrying: as much as 63 percent have no income, every fourth earns less than the average, and only every tenth earns more than the average salary in Serbia, said Stefan Djordjevic, a representative of the Umbrella Youth Organization of Serbia for the fourth year in a row, it publishes an alternative report on the position and needs of young people in our country.

Official data from the National Employment Service testify that in May, 104,702 young people were out of work, which means that young people make up a fifth of the unemployed in Serbia. Although the official statistics show a drop of nine percent of the unemployed compared to 2019, it should not be forgotten that a large number of them emigrated from Serbia. The fact that one third of those with university degrees are out of work is also discouraging. The workbook is most often obtained by young people who have completed secondary vocational school. Although the majority of young people of this age are in the process of schooling, these data are still worrying, because low wages or their absence affect independence from their parents. Therefore, it is not surprising that only 12 percent of young people are married, 87 percent have not yet stepped on a crazy stone, and less than one percent of them are divorced or have lost a spouse – says Stefan Djordjevic.

Our interlocutor adds that as many as 62% of young people do not work in the profession, which speaks enough about the incompatibility of the labour market with the education system and poor professional orientation. Every fourth young person thinks that there is no need for their knowledge and diploma on the labour market, and most of them are ready to give up their professional dreams and retrain in order to get their bread crust.

Researching the values ​​of young people, we came to the fact that less than half of them believe that democracy is the best form of government, so it is not surprising that as many as 56 percent of young people believe that Serbia needs a strong leader when the people follow. Euro-scepticism is also growing. Compared to previous years, the number of young people who have a negative reaction to the European Union has increased from 28 to 41 percent, and the number of young people who have a positive view of the EU has dropped from a quarter to a fifth. Only a third of young people support Serbia’s entry into the family of European nations, a fifth are undecided, and 46 percent are against the EU. Young people in Serbia predominantly think that Serbia should rely more on Russia in foreign policy, and the number of those who believe that we should look for political allies in China is growing – our interlocutor states.

According to this research, almost two thirds are against joining NATO, and most young people believe that Serbia should work on withdrawing the recognition of Kosovo, then on the reconciliation of Serbs and Albanians, and leave the issue of Kosovo for later. Also, every fifth young person thinks that Serbia should recognize Kosovo, but with changed borders so that the majority of the Serbian population stays in Serbia.

Data on political activism of young people show that 40 percent of young people regularly go to the polls, one third occasionally vote, and every third never exercises their right to vote. Young people from Belgrade vote more regularly, and girls are the ones who go to the polls more often. As many as 86 percent of young people say that they are not a member of any party, only seven percent of them have a party card, two percent used to be a foreigner, while four percent of them are considering joining.

– In the current convocation of the National Assembly, which was constituted after the republican elections on June 21, there are 28 deputies younger than 30, the most in the last two decades – Djordjevic notes.

This study also shows that the largest number of young people, as many as 98 percent of them, get information about the world around them by phone, ie through information portals and social networks. Not daily, but occasionally. More than 90 percent of young people have a profile on “Facebook” and “Instagram”, a third use “Twitter”, a quarter “Ticket”, and a fifth “LinkedIn”. Most of them communicate through direct messages on “Instagram”, and then through “Viber”, “Facebook Messenger” and “WhatsApp”.

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The poor economic situation is the main reason for young people to leave Serbia

The bad economic situation, the impossibility of finding a job, but also better-paid jobs abroad, are the main reasons why young people are considering leaving Serbia, according to research by the Faculty of Geography in Belgrade.

Danica Santic, a professor at that faculty, stated at the panel “Youth Migration: Is Belgrade a Way Station?” That 40 %of young people aged 20 to 25 are thinking about leaving Serbia.

“This research covered 3,500 respondents and the economic issue is the main reason why young people would leave our country, and as a reason for staying, they cited attachment to family and friends, as well as the resolved housing issue,” said Santic.

According to her, what the state should do, in the opinion of the respondents, for young people to stay in Serbia, is to provide greater opportunities for employment, better social and health care and equal chances for advancement.

The research also showed that for 45% of young people, the potential direction of relocation is abroad, while for 18% of them, are in Belgrade or some other larger cities in Serbia.

The Secretary-General of the Umbrella Organization of Youth of Serbia, Stefan Djordjevic, explained that
young people are not in focus in Serbia and that they are endangered as one specific category that is more susceptible to mobility.

“We have to encourage young people to travel, study and see what life is like in some other countries. The essential question is what we offer them here and what are the essential problems they are facing “, stated Djordjevic.

He also said that the education system is not harmonized with the labour market and that this is one of the most important reasons why young people leave.

“We have to create programs and measures that are long-term and that will affect young people, by providing them with a better quality of life.” “Young people do not believe enough in institutions, because they recognize the lack of general interest in representing citizens,” Djordjevic explained.

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The departure of young people to the world costs Serbia more than a billion Euros

The research of the Institute for Development and Innovation showed that the departure of young people abroad costs Serbia up to two billion euros a year. The most direct loss is measured by the funds invested in their education.

The education of one doctor costs around 55,000 euros. Four-year studies cost 30,000 euros, and high school education cost 10,000 less.

“If we multiply all these results that we got individually with some average number of people leaving Serbia, we would come to the result that, based on the loss we have from investing in education, Serbia loses between 0.3 and 1.2 billion euros.” , States the director of the Institute for Development and Innovation Nenad Jevtović. Illustrating how large that amount is, Jevtović states that the export of information and communication services in 2018 in Serbia amounted to 1.1 billion.

The exact number of those who leave are not known, but the OECD and the UN estimate that up to 49,000 people leave our country every year.

“It is obvious that GDP growth in recent years, the constant inflow of remittances from abroad, export growth, inflow of foreign direct investment and all other results of the current government require a systematic approach to migration of all categories of population, especially young people an extraordinary start “, states the advisor to the President of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce, Miroslav Miletić.

Countries in the region, such as Bulgaria, are also struggling with the problem of young people leaving and Croatia. It used to go to the Baltic countries as well.

“What has Finland done? A complete change of education towards the IT world. And now we have Skype and we still don’t experience Finland that way. Ireland is a great example, Ireland based its economic boom on the third generation from the motherland that returned to Ireland,” Mladen points out. Stamenkovic from the Faculty of Economics in Belgrade.

The Deputy Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Serbia, Tracy Gallagher, says that Western countries where young people go benefit from such migration flows. “We are grateful to young people for developing our economy. At the same time, there are many Britons who are motivated by professional or personal reasons to move abroad. One institution cannot solve the problem on its own. Employment policy and incentives to return are part of the solution,” Tracy said. Gallagher.

Our country also benefits from the departure of young people – remittances that come to us from abroad, according to which we are at the top of European countries.
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Argus’s view of Serbia in space

2 years

Involvement in space activities also enables participation in international projects and research, which means that countries at the level of development, such as Serbia, have the opportunity to overcome their (semi) peripheral global position.

Anja Nakarada Pečujlić

Why should Serbia establish space agency?

In a country where the unemployment rate is 11.8%, where the public external debt is 65% of GDP, where practically a quarter of the population is at risk of poverty (with the most vulnerable group being young people aged 18 to 24) and where the average monthly income households in 2016 amounted to 59,624 dinars – in such a country it is difficult to explain why the state should invest in the development of the space industry.

It should be noted that in 2016, worldwide, the revenue from space activities amounted to 329 billion dollars. Revenues are on a steady rise, with a growth rate of 9.52% over the past 20 years.

However, investing in the space industry, an industry that, given the growing investments and technological trends, will become increasingly important in the future, can contribute to alleviating the economic crisis. encourage development. In addition to creating new jobs and preventing the outflow of young professionals, this industry directly affects the prevention of natural disasters, more efficient use of natural resources, the application of information and communication technology in rural, hard-to-reach areas, and the overall development of the domestic high-tech sector.

Countries with a similar level of development according to the United Nations Human Development Index – such as Malaysia and Iran, as well as countries with a lower level of development, such as Nigeria, have been investing in the space industry for years. In Malaysia, the space industry has brought 10,900 new jobs, and it is predicted that in the next 20 years, it will employ another 19,000 highly educated experts.

It should also be noted that in 2016, worldwide, the revenue from space activities amounted to 329 billion dollars. Revenues are on a steady rise, with a growth rate of 9.52% over the past 20 years.

If, for example, in 2014 it became a satellite that monitored the river system in our country, the damage suffered from the floods at that time would certainly have been significantly less.

In addition to the stated economic importance, the space industry contributes to the reduction of damage from natural disasters, because it enables a timely reaction when it comes to floods, droughts, hurricanes, etc. Thus, in 1999, a strong cyclone hit the east coast of India and killed over 10,000 people. A cyclone of the same strength and in the same place, crashed again in 2013, this time killing several people. The various consequences of the unfortunate events came about because, in 2013, India had a meteorological satellite that enabled precise prediction of when and where the cyclone would form and where it would move.

Serbia is not in danger of a cyclone, but that is why it has serious problems with floods, droughts and strong snowstorms. If, for example, in 2014 it became a satellite that monitored the river system in our country, the damage suffered from the floods at that time would certainly have been significantly less. The fact is that we can obtain satellite weather data by paying foreign countries and operators. However, with accelerated climate change and the growing danger of natural disasters, safety is more certain if you have your satellite system. In addition to a greater degree of security certainty, relying on one’s strengths would also contribute to the development of one’s technology.

Launched satellites in Earth orbit are not only used to monitor climate change. They are also main key in the areas of telecommunications and navigation. There fore, communication satellites increase the efficiency of public administration, because they enable the implementation of digitalization in the public sector (e-government), which is set as one of the state priorities in our country. Then, improving the provision of medical services, e.g. e-medicine, which can also be used in inaccessible, rural places (as health care is already applied in some remote villages in Africa via telecommunication satellites from a distance).

Involvement in space activities also enables participation in international projects and research, which means that countries at the level of development, such as Serbia, have the opportunity to overcome their (semi) peripheral global position.

The fact is that satellite technology is used ranges from the prevention of natural disasters to raising the efficiency of management and increasing safety, but it is also a fact that its potentials cannot be applied on their own. A national space agency is necessary for its adequate social application.

The interaction of government, the private sector and educational institutions are crucial for technological innovation and the development of society. Therefore, the space agency, which would necessarily be a link between these three sectors, would contribute to scientific, industrial and social progress, that is. “Capacity development”. Raising development capacities in the field of science and technology enables economic progress in countries with low GDP and high poverty rate because at the same time solving existing problems with the highest technological achievements, raising living standards, creating new jobs and encouraging the development of industry and economy.

Cooperation with other space agencies would enable Serbia to participate in regional, European and world projects, and its easier for transfer of cutting-edge technology, knowledge and experience.

Analyzing the experiences of other national space agencies, the Serbian space (or space) agency would have a role to promote scientific and technological research and to enable a fruitful exchange of information between the agency and other institutions, such as universities, the private industry, government and international partners.

Cooperation with other space agencies would enable Serbia to participate in regional, European and world projects, and it is easier for transfer of cutting-edge technology, knowledge and experience. That opens the possibility for the latest technological solutions to be immediately taken over and applied in the country, and not to be left for some uncertain future. In this context, the agency would also be in charge of developing a national space program and short-term and long-term strategies, that is, defining priorities when it comes to developing industrial capacity.

Given the multiple benefits of developing space technology and industry and the experiences that have shown that space agencies have a crucial role to play in that development, Serbia should seriously consider establishing her space agency. Currently, over 70 countries around the world use part or all of their space industrial capacity and contribute to their development. If countries like Nigeria, Algeria, Bangladesh, Malaysia and Peru already have their agencies and programs, there is no reason why Serbia should not follow the same “space path”.

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Young people and going abroad: “It will be difficult at the beginning, but it will be better than here”

Tijana Dušej Ristev, BBC journalist August 1, 2019

After graduating from the Medical Faculty in Belgrade, Vera Negović from Vrnjačka Banja started learning German. She and her spouse was making plans to move to this country, where she hopes to be able to do the job she was educated for. “The cost of living is almost the same in Serbia and Germany, but salaries are higher there,” Vera told the BBC in Serbian. She worked several jobs after studying in Belgrade and she has been “at the bureau” for five years and she lives in her hometown. Although she reports regularly, the National Employment Service did not call her with any job recommendation.”I waited long enough. They keep saying that we have lack of staff, and here I am without a job for so long, “says Vera. She is aware that it will not be easy for her in the beginning, but she also says that doctors in Serbia are paid 500-600 euros a month, and there they are paid four to five times more. People from the rural parts of Serbia, like Vera, more and more often decide to live in foreign countries, than in Belgrade or some other larger city, shows Faculty of Geography research on population migrations.

  • Faculty of Geography research conducted on a sample of 3,000 people: 46% of respondents support moving abroad
  • OSCE data say that 654,000 people left Serbia between 2000 and the beginning of the 20th century
  • Most young people between the ages of 15 and 24 are left

It's easier "over the board"

The research conducted by the Faculty of Geography, among other things, states that it is no longer a trend for only highly educated young people to migrate. “The availability of information is great thanks to the Internet, so even less educated individuals find it easier to find that it is not so difficult to find a place for yourself in Frankfurt, Milan, Vienna, Zurich, Paris,” Dr. Petar Vasic from the Faculty of Geography told the BBC in Serbian.

He also states that population migrations for the Balkans are normal. “Strong migrations are characteristic for this region. Also, there has been a constant replacement of the population with migration, “Doc. Petar Vasic from the Faculty of Geography told the BBC in Serbian. He explains that this is why there is almost no person in Serbia today who does not have a close relative or friend abroad.” That makes them easier to move abroad “, says Vasić.

During 2018, 122.193 people changed their place of residence, ie permanently moved from one place to another, according to a written answer for the BBC in Serbian from the Republic Bureau of Statistics. However, the institute does not have data on how many people migrate abroad.

„They’re just whining about how scary it is here”

Dajana Nikolić from Smederevska Palanka is studying architecture in Niš, but plans to continue her education in Vienna. She says that she has not yet been in a situation where Serbia has disappointed her, but that she believes that something like that is surely waiting for her. “I was in America during the summer, I worked, I saw that life, salary and standard are better. “I know that is not the case here,” Diana told the BBC in Serbian. She adds that these better living and working conditions make people happier and more satisfied. “And that is not the case here. They are just whining here,” Nikolic says.

Vasic believes that others who leave the country think similarly. He says that it is enough just to look at the difference in average salaries between cities in the rural parts of Serbia and foreign salaries.

“That’s how you put, an individual to faced with a particularly not difficult choice in whether he will look for a job in Kraljevo, Leskovac, Cacak, Sabac, Zrenjanin, Smederevo or somewhere abroad,” says Vasic. they do not go abroad for the sake of existence, because “they want to live in a certain environment and orderly system, but also to provide children with life with far more options and better education.” “Local-patriotic feelings are getting weaker, which significantly facilitates the decision to move abroad,” Vasic believes.

The solution is not in sight

Considering that almost half of the people in the research expressed their intention to leave the country for non-economic reasons, there is no quick solution for this situation. “Certainly, as living standards rise, emigration should subside, but non-economic reasons are a far bigger problem,” Vasic said, adding that it would probably be decades before non-financial reasons began to wane.

Smaller place – a life with less stress

However, there are other examples.

Vojin Klickovic was born in Belgrade, grew up there, studied and worked for several years. Then he got a good business opportunity from a company in Kragujevac. “For me, this job is primarily a career leap, and on the other hand, without the support of my wife and family, I would not have decided to take such a step,” Klickovic told the BBC in Serbian. in Kragujevac, they came from Nis, Negotino, Zajacar, Svilajnac. “A lot of them accepted the job because of better living conditions, a calmer environment, lower living costs,” says Vojin. He noted that the absence of good and experienced staff is particularly pronounced in smaller communities, precisely because of large migrations, and that large companies operating in smaller places in Serbia are forced to find qualified people often from Belgrade.

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Why are young people leaving Serbia

A panel discussion of the non-governmental organization “Serbia 21” was organized at the Petrus Hotel in Paracin on the topic “Why do young people leave Serbia”. The president of the NGO “Serbia 21” and MP Nenad Konstantinovic, a member of the Fiscal Council of Serbia Vlada Vuckovic and the Secretary-General of the organization “New Concept Paracin” Boris Lukic spoke at the tribune.

A survey conducted by Serbia 21 in July shows that 1.2 million Serbian citizens are considering leaving. Of the total number of those who would like to leave, almost half do not plan to return. Suitcases would like to pack 450,000 young people – 36 %of respondents aged 18 to 29. A better standard and orderly society is the main argument of young people why they want to go to the countries in Europe. Those who stated in the research of the organization Srbija 21, say that they are thinking about leaving, mostly because of state economic reasons.

“First of all, the standard, better salary, the possibility of employment, and a small percentage of them also state an organized state,” Nenad Konstantinović from the organization Srbija 21 told the BBC in Serbian. Similar research was conducted in the diaspora during the summer. 2,200 respondents participated, and 46 % of them stated that they did not plan to return. “When they retire, they plan to return only a third of them, but the key question is- do they see that their children could live in Serbia – 90 % of them answered negative,” says Konstantinović.

Precise data on the current number of Serbian diaspora do not exist. Figures of two or three, up to five million people are mentioned. Those who live abroad have different reasons to stay than those who are just planning to leave. “People who already abroad say that reasons are better perspective, certainty, security, safety, and better orderly state and a system in which they know what to expect. If you have a certain level of education, you know where you can get a job and what your salary will be. In Serbia, when you finish your studies, you don’t know if you will find a job at all, let alone how you will be get paid “, explains Konstantinović.

Boris Lukić said at the tribune that Paraćin has a big problem with the outflow of young highly educated people who either stay to live and work in Belgrade or decide to go abroad with their entire families: “Large outflow of young, mostly highly educated. In the past, in the 70’s, people from the countryside went, mostly to Austria, France, Switzerland, today urban children, and that is mostly Sweden and Stockholm. Thousands of people from Paracin have gone to Sweden in the last ten years. Closed factories, big giants, a huge number of middle-aged people have lost their jobs and have not been able to cope with the new circumstances. ”Lukić concluded.

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