The European Confederation of Junior Enterprises was present with two people at the Informal Forum of International Student Associations that took place in Belgrade, Serbia, between 23rd and 26th of October.
The IFISO is organising an event that occurs every 6 months and aims to get together the student associations in Europe to strengthen collaborations and encourage knowledge exchange. Amongst the participating organisations, JADE had contact with AEGEE, BEST, ESN, ESTIEM, EDSA, EGEA, EFPSA, EMSA, IFMSA, R2RC, Euravia, ISHA gathering students from totally different backgrounds, from medical to engineering to business profiles.
JADE was represented there by Ioana David, President and Mário Tarouca, Director of Public Affairs, who throughout the 4 days they both delivered workshops to the other participants and endorsed JADE’s position as the most experienced organisation in Fostering Entrepreneurship.
It was an interesting participation and the first of its kind for the past years that resulted in many opportunities for Junior Entrepreneurs interested in broadening
their horizons with interdisciplinary trainings that would combine for example our experience in business with extended knowledge on environmental issues or psychological programming.
Maybe the most impressive point was realising how different and similar we are and how much we need each other’s expertise to create something that would impact our society better and faster.
As a travelling tip from our two Board members – Belgrade is definitely a place where you should do a city break as a student. The city impresses with its European flair, extremely friendly people and affordable living. While in Belgrade It was noticed even more that it is a place where the Junior Enterprise Concept would blossom. We are looking forward to enlarge in Serbia and hope to visit it next time for the inauguration of a new Junior Enterprise.