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About us

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MOTIVES FOR FOUNDING OF THE INSTITUTE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION

The Institute for Development and Innovation has been founded by researchers in the field of economics with the mission to create economically independent individuals.

The main idea and vision of the Institute for Development and Innovation are to establish a developed and democratic society based on equal chances for all.

STRATEGIES OF THE INSTITUTE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION

The Institute for Development and Innovation develops, advocates for, and implements economic policies.

It is accomplished through projects that are organized within three main programs of the Institute: 1) Youth, migrations and depopulation; 2) Public finances and economic development; 3) Green economy.

The activities conducted by the Institute within the programs are preparation of economic analysis, research, education and advocacy of economic policies based on collected data.

PROGRAMS CONDUCTED BY THE INSTITUTE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION

Youth, Migrations and Depopulation

The main focus of the Youth, Migrations and Depopulation Program is the analysis of the economic effects youth migrations have on Serbia and the region. The program Youth, Migrations and Depopulation aims to observe all positive and negative effects of the migrations phenomenon, as well as how to create and implement policy recommendations in how to deal with migrations.

The catalyst of this program was project Cost of Youth Emigration through which the Institute developed a methodology for the cost of youth emigration analysis in Serbia and regional countries. Based on this unique methodology all effects of youth migrations in Serbia and the region were perceived, based on which further economic policy papers were developed.


Projects implemented under this program are:

The Costs of Youth Emigration 

The Policy Innovation Lab 
CYE – Albania, Montenegro, N. Macedonia 
The cost of higher education 
CYE – Bosnia and Herzegovina 
Pokreni se! 
Mapping of serbian diaspora 
Budget expenditures on youth 
Pokreni se! 2 

Public finances and economic development

The main focus of the Public finance and Economic Development Program is the transparency of public finances in the Republic of Serbia as well as the structure of budget incomes and spending to further develop the economic development of all parts of Serbia. 

The catalyst of this program was the project Understand Public! financed by the Embassy of the United States of America in Belgrade. Through the program, the Institute conducts workshops for the representatives of media and non–government organizations representatives in the areas of public finance, public procurement, and journalism to raise awareness in these areas.


Projects implemented under this program are:
Razumej javne! 
Youth and the economy – The path of a young entrepreneur 
Write about public finance! 
Rights for moms! 
Digital Čačak 

Green economy

The main focus of the Green Economy Program is the analysis of the economic effects of investments in the green economy as well as pushing the citizens to take their environmental responsibility. The program of the Green Economy aims to contribute to sustainable economic development in the Republic of Serbia and improve the quality of living of citizens through investing in the Green agenda.

The catalyst of this program was the project upPE-T financed by the European Union through Horizon 2020 program. This project is implemented by 20 partners from Europe, to find innovative solutions for recycling PE and PET waste, through the creation of biodegradable plastics used for food and beverage packages. 


Projects implemented under this program are:
Upcycling of PE and PET packaging – upPE-T 

THE INSTITUTE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION AS A VALUABLE PARTNER

European Union

European Union is the biggest donor and partner with whom the Institute for Development and Innovation collaborates. European Commission supports research and activities of the Institute for Development and Innovation through Horizon 2020 project Upcycling of PE and PET packaging – upPE-T” (Green economy program) and “First steps towards Digital Čačak” (Public finance and economic development program).

Embassy of the United States of America in Serbia

The Embassy of the United States of America in Serbia most notably supports the Public finance and economic development program of the Institute for Development and Innovation, through projects “Razumej javne! and Write about public finance!”. These projects contribute to the advancement of knowledge in public finance among journalists, the NGO sector, and citizens.

Open Society Foundation

Open Society Foundation supports the work of the Institute for Development and Innovation through the project “Rights for moms!, which aims to improve the socio-economic position of women in the labor market.

The Westminster Foundation for Democracy

The Westminster Foundation for Democracy supported the  Institute for Development and Innovation from its beginning and helped us develop the „Youth and migration“ program. At first, they supported the creation of the methodology for the project “Cost of Youth Emigration which was later applied to other countries in the region. Besides this, WFD supported numerous analyses and economic policy proposals that were later conducted.

NALED

The Institute for Development and Innovation was engaged by NALED to analyze the flat-rate taxation reform and other analyses in the fields of the macroeconomy and public finance.

Other partners

Science Technology Park Čačak

Ministry for Family Welfare and Demography

Youth Business Forum

Faculty of Economics in Belgrade

CETEC (Centro Tecnologico del Calzado y del Plastico), Spain

DIGI (Digitouch OU), Estonia

UNC (Unione Nazionale Consumatori), Italy

MoNS (Dimos Neas Smyrni), Greece

KEY VALUES OF THE INSTITUTE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION

INNOVATION

The Institute for Development and Innovation finds and implements innovative ways of functioning, thus becoming an example of good practice.

PROFESSIONALISM AND OBJECTIVISM

The Institute for Development and Innovation is guided by the knowledge and skills necessary to reach impartial conclusions.

APPLICABILITY OF THE RESULTS

The Institute for Development and Innovation implements projects whose results are concrete and have a positive impact on the citizens of the Republic of Serbia.

Our team

Nenad Jevtović

Director

Rade Ćirić

Researcher

Marina Anđelković

Human Resources Assistant

Aleksandra Branković

Researcher

Ana Milenković

Project Development Manager

Ivana Todorović

Advisor for the development of European projects

Marija Suzić

Lead Researcher

Miloš Subotić

Creative Industries Advisor