Tuesday 15 September 2015 - 23:59


The fourth annual cycle of the programme ‘Professional Development in the UK' will enable Serbian civil and public servants to spend up to six weeks working in the UK in February and March 2016.

The programme is funded by the British Embassy in Belgrade and is a continuation of our successful partnership with the Serbian European Integration Office. With this programme, we want to strengthen the capacity of Serbian public administration in the process of accession to the EU and enable international links between Serbian and UK institutions. 

We are targeting members of negotiation groups who work on Serbia’s EU accession. The programme supports professionals who will be able to share knowledge with colleagues and continue with work on EU accession upon return, building on experience gained in the UK.

During the work placement, the participants will work side by side with their UK counterparts, often in a very international environment from day one. This is not only a professional development opportunity for the participants themselves and the Serbian institutions they represent, but for the UK as well. Working together in a common field strengthens links between Serbian and UK institutions and establishes new channels of communication for doing business together.

Over the last three years, 22 programme participants from 18 Serbian institutions have benefited from the unique experience of spending six or four weeks in more than 30 relevant institutions in the UK.

The application has finished on Tuesday 15 September. After an intensive selection process, we now have two public and civil servants that will be part of our Professional Development Programme in the UK in February and March 2016:

Programme participant

UK host institution

Damir Ledenčan
Senior Advisor, Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Serbia

The Department for Transport (London)

House of Commons Transport Committee (London)

Transport Focus (London)

Intelligent Transport Systems (London)

Milica Vujović
Counsellor at the Department for EU Sectoral Policies, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia

Europe and External Affairs of the Scottish Parliament (Edinburgh) 

European Unit of the Scottish Government (Edinburgh)

Should you need additional information, please get in touch with our Projects Co-ordinator Mirjana Nikolić