Read experiences of Experiencing Europe: Serbian Young Professionals in Austria - Zoran Djindjic Internship Program interns:
2007: My internship placement was with the non-governmental organisation HORIZONT3000. The programme gave me an opportunity to learn about the issues that will be of importance to Serbia when it begins moving towards membership of the EU, and this adds to the value and relevance of what I have learned; on a personal level, this three-month stay alone in a foreign country is contributing to my maturity. There are few opportunities to prove one's worth and so I am glad to have been offered this chance."
2007: Programme "Experiencing Europe" offered me an opportunity to fulfil my ambitions after graduation. The preparatory module and visit to Graz and Vienna are great experience for me. Well organised German language course, exceptional lectures about EU integration, reception at the Austrian parliament and the ministry of Foreign Affairs, made me feel like a young professional from Serbia on his way to "experience Europe". Starting from January 2008. I will start my internship in Vienna in "Michaeler & Partner", company dealing with consulting, project management, and development of tourism. I am very satisfied with my internship, and I hope that this experience will help me in my professional life in choosing my future job.
2009: After the completion of my undergraduate studies at the Faculty of Architecture, Experiencing Europe Program is the highlight of my professional development. I interned from January until April 2010. at project office Zinterl Architekten in Graz. The atmosphere was highly professional, I worked independently on two national public competitions, which requires wide knowledge of various fields of architecture and competitiveness. This will help me in my future professional orientation. I hope that, as a new generation of young professionals, we will be given the opportunity to implement the knowledge and experience we gained to help in the development of Serbia. Through this program I met interesting people, young intellectuals. I will surely continue my friendship and cooperation with them, and as a team we will build a new base for a European Serbia. I would like to thank Zoran Djindjic Foundation for this wonderful experience and for their support to my future career. I am glad you believe in us.