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Partnership in action: Serbia's hotbed of ICT

Novi Sad is Serbia's hotbed of ICT. The ETF has been finding out how this multi-level governance model is helping to drive Serbia's economic, digital and educational development.

Novi Sad is Serbia’s hotbed of ICT. The Vojvodina ICT cluster brings together 35 companies, 4000 employees and 10+ governmental and educational institutions.

Working at a regional, national and global level, this multi-level governance model is helping to drive #Serbia's economic, digital and educational development.

The ETF has undertaken research, in cooperation with the ICT cluster and the national ministry overseeing vocational education and training (VET), to better understand skills needs of the region and the role and functioning of the VET system.

Many stakeholders contributed - from the regional government through to business, education, employment offices, and labour market analysts – highlighting ‘partnership in action.’

The research findings, presented at meeting of key stakeholders in Novi Sad, can be can be used as an example of coordinated roles and responsibilities among the actors of the VET system in Serbia. The findings are also transferrable to other sectors and regions.

‘It is now time for action and remember that too much coordination kills cooperation! Remarked Ildiko Pataki from the National Center for TVET Development in Romania.

As Mr Milan Vukobrat, Member of the VET Council says, without action we will not have results. ‘We now have the dots, we need to link them.’

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