As a part of regional initiative “Women of the Balkans for New Politics” Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence with the help of Embassy of Switzerland held the round table about the employability of young women in Serbia.

AFA Women’s Network was represented by Svetlana Tešić, Regional Diplomatic Sales Expert in Telenor. Jointly with the other business experts, politicians and youth activists she discussed the obstacles in the process of hiring younger people, especially younger women. Conclusions that they reached are worrying, but final impression is that, if you use our resources in the right way, we can hope for better.

From the long list of problems and obstacles we will highlight:
Zone of grey economy – 250.000 of Serbian citizens are in it.
19,7% of the youth remain in the “not in the education, employment, or training” category.
Gender inequality.

Little or no convergence between what education is producing and the actual needs of the labour market.

Subventions that are in favour of monopolies, instead of small business.
Lack of awareness among younger population about basic economical terms such as GDP, VAT, etc.

On the other hand, it is obvious that with application of technological and social innovations; Motivation for young people to enter the entrepreneurship; Correlation with country’s own resources; Investment in IT industry; Implementation of experiences from foreign companies and By being competent on international market, we will be able improve our situation.

Povezane vesti

APPS FOR HEALTHIER HABITS Google Play and App Store are offering more than 2 million apps to their users. We are are using them to get organized or just to vaste our time. Apps, that we are about to present to you, were developed through the collaboration with teams of medica...
PREMIERE OF A PLAY “AND OTHERS” Policy of Culture Institution “Vuk Stefanovic Karadzic” to encourage and favours young, domestic authors was a success once again. After the huge triumphs with “Tragedy of Serbian Soccering” and “Streetcar Named Longing”, this theatre opened a new se...
AMAZON GO – THE FUTURE OF RETAIL Once again, the future comes from Seattle, birthplace of Bill Gates and city who’s most notable building is Space Needle. Amazon publicly opened the store of the future. They provided customers with opportunity to shop without using cash and credit c...
HALF OF THE FUTURE JOBS DO NOT EXIST Dystopian, science fiction films led us to believe that we are supposed to be afraid of the fourth industrial revolution. But, were they right? Are robots really going to leave us jobless? The fact is that up to 45 percent of tasks workers perform ca...
ISRAEL – A CYBER SUPERPOWER In the last week of January, Tel Aviv was a host to the annual “Cybertech” conference. This exhibition is regarded as the most significant one outside the United States. The number and importance of the participants proves that fact. Over the course ...