December 2020 – On 16.12.2020, with the online presence of numerous guests, a ceremony of virtual signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation between the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia (CCIS) and the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) was held. Memorandum was signed, on behalf of CCIS, by Mr. Mihailo Vesović, Director of Sector for Strategic Analysis, Services and Internationalisation, and on behalf of ICMPD, Mr. Martijn Pluim, Director of Migration Dialogues and Cooperation. Ms. Erika Teoman – Brenner, Commercial Counsellor at the Austrian Embassy, emphasized during the ceremony the importance of the diaspora, implementation of the Link Up! Serbia II project, as well as cooperation between Austria and Serbia on behalf of the Embassy of the Republic of Austria in Belgrade. During the ceremony, the importance of online platform was especially emphasized. The platform will be developed at the beginning of the next year as a long – term tool that will be taken over by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia for permanent use and management. The platform will also be an integral part of the Diaspora Business Hub, which has already been launched as a part of the Link Up! Serbia II project. The platform will enable quick and easy matchmaking of entrepreneurs and companies from the diaspora and Serbia.
Below you can see the opening speeches of the participants and the signing of the Memorandum:
Excerpt from the video with a speech delivered by Ms. Erika Teoman – Brenner, Commercial Counsellor at the Austrian Embassy in Belgrade, can be seen here: