On April 11, 2016, CANSEE, Canadian-Serbian Business Association, participated at the conference “Economic Youth Forum 2016: Do not await for the opportunities, let us create them together by TELENOR” organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia (CCIS), the Economic Youth Forum, in cooperation with the Students Conference of Serbian Universities (SCSU) and with the support of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Serbia.

At the “Economic Youth Forum 2016”, a member of CANSEE Board of Directors,  Bryan Beaton, emphasized that it was with great pleasure that the Association joined this initiative since one of CANSEE mandates was to encourage entrepreneurship through business-related education.

“Young entrepreneurial leaders are one of the key drivers to launching a successful Serbian economy, so we strongly believe in developing the relationship among CANSEE, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia and the Government of Serbia” emphasized Bryan Beaton, member of CANSEE Board of Directors.

In March this year, CANSEE Association, signed the Memorandum on Cooperation in the educational program LEADER project with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia, which will be held from 9th till 20th May, 2016, and for the first time in Serbia.

Within the business cooperation with CCIS, CANSEE Association donated three scholarships for the three most prominent entrepreneurial candidates from the “Caravan of Youth Entrepreneurship” Project to attend the “LEADER Project Serbia 2016”. The candidates will officially be awarded the grants on April 16th, after the winners of the Caravan have been announced.
Marko Cadez, President of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia pointed out to the great CCIS support to the Caravan of Youth Entrepreneurship, which in the past two months, with the participation of about 1,500 young people, visited the larger centres in Serbia with an aim to make them familiar with the possibilities of and motivate them to start-up their own business. 

From the School of Electrical Engineering in Belgrade, Prof. dr.  Branko Kovačević, believes that it would be rather important and beneficial that entrepreneurship programs be introduced at the faculties, and the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Representative for the Republic of Serbia, Irena Vojackova Solorano, believes that young people have good ideas and positive energy to do something.


Canadian LEADER project is a two-week business educational program, MBA-styled entrepreneurial program, initiated by the students of the top ranked Canadian business school, Ivey Business School.
This international educational program has been realized since 1991, and is currently implemented in eight countries in the world: Russia, Moldavia, Ethiopia, Haiti, Ghana, India, China, as well as in the neighbouring Macedonia, with the primary goal of enabling modern business education in the developing countries and the countries in transition. 

Four instructors alumni of the LEADER project from Canada, during ten working days through lectures, case studies and individual consultations, will assist the participants in learning how to arrive at more profound understanding of the program material and how in the most optimal way to apply the newly acquired knowledge to their business plan and job. 

Upon completion of the LEADER project, all participants will be provided with an opportunity to present their business plans, following which CANSEE will present them with the official certificates on successfully completed training. “We believe that this cooperation with Canada will develop into tradition and that the next year we will be in the position to enable a greater number of participants from