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Doing Business while Learning to Waltz in Vienna

The English UK Fair, Vienna 2014 took place on Monday 3 to Thursday 6 March 2014. PRODIREKT and regional language network Verbalisti participated at the workshop together with 80+ delegates, including representatives from English UK member centers and top quality agents from Central, Eastern and Southeast Europe.

The Vienna Fair was based in the luxurious city center Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen Vienna, a historic building which once housed the Austrian State Printing House and where rooms are named after the family of a local prince.

Prodirekt and Verbalisti at the English UK event in Vienna, 2014Delegates were welcomed to the city with a reception and dinner at the grand residence of the British Ambassador before starting formal business the following day.

After a day hard at work in seminars and one-to-one appointments, the party split into four to enjoy their informal evening out, starting with themed city walks and activities, including the waltz class, a private tour of a Hapsburg museum, coffee and cake with a history of Viennese coffee shops and a tour of a Mozart home with a very special concert. “Listening to a brief history of Demel, the famous pastry shop and chocolaterie in Vienna, brought to life with the legendary rich chocolate cake Sachertorte, was a great experience. The cake and coffee indulging was one of four evening activities – which included a concert in one of Mozart’s homes and learning to waltz – which were allocated to us, guests, at random and announced minutes before they happened”, commented Dejan Trpkovic, managing director of PRODIREKT.

Finally, there was dinner in a traditional city restaurant with local specialties pork and Sachertorte.

On the last night of the fair, it was back to formality as the guests enjoyed a gala dinner at the Baroque Palais Daun-Kinsky, one of the most beautiful buildings in the city.

Educators and Agents Experiencing Vienna

The workshop was organized by English UK and was supported by the British Council, UK Trade & Investment and VisitBritain.



Simultaneous Interpreting Services for the Conference “Parliaments in a changing Europe” Entrusted to Prodirekt

Belgrade, Serbia – September 9, 2013 – Simultaneous interpreting services have been entrusted to Prodirekt, the leading communication and language consultancy in SEE, for the high-profile conference “Parliaments in a changing Europe: Citizens and representative institutions in modern governance”, which will be held on 10th and 11th September 2013 at the House of the National Assembly. This Conference takes place within the European Union (EU) funded Twinning Project “Strengthening Capacities of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia in the EU Integration Process”.

Following the aim of the project to strengthen the representative role of the National Assembly of Serbia, legislative function and the oversight function towards the executive, the main purpose of the Conference is to explore the way in which the democratic perspective of a parliamentary representation can be further developed in the directions of strengthening its ties with citizens and openness.

Strengthening Capacities of the National Assembly of SerbiaDistinguished Serbian and international speakers from EU Parliaments, government institutions, academia, and NGOs will address areas such as: relations between the parliaments and civil society, European and national dimension of citizen’s rights, governance and decentralization strategies, inter-parliamentary communication and modernization of parliament’s operation.

The Conference provides opportunity to learn about current parliamentary tendencies and get more acquainted with the project, which is designed to advance the overall capacities of the National Assembly, in order to plan and implement necessary reforms during the EU integration process.


Konferencija „Parlamenti u Evropi koja se menja – Građani i predstavničke institucije u modernom upravljanju“

Beograd, 9. septembar 2013 – Konferencija „Parlamenti u Evropi koja se menja – Građani i predstavničke institucije u modernom upravljanju“ održaće se 10. i 11. septembra 2013. u Domu Narodne skupštine.

Ova konferencija se organizuje u okviru Tvining projekta Evropske unije „Jačanje kapaciteta Narodne skupštine Republike Srbije u procesu evropskih integracija“.

Istaknuti srpski i međunarodni predstavnici evropskih parlamenata, vladinih institucija, iz akademskih krugova i nevladinih organizacija govoriće o temama, kao što su: odnos parlamenta i civilnog društva, evropske i nacionalne dimenzije građanskih prava, strategije upravljanja i decentralizacije, interparlamentarna komunikacija i modernizacija rada parlamenta.

Konferencija je deo Tvining projekta, koji ima za cilj da uanpredi ukupne kapacitete Narodne skupštine, kako bi planirala i sprovela neophodne reforme, tokom procesa evropskih integracija. Projekat sprovodi Parlament Grčke i Narodna skupština Republike Srbije, od januara 2013. do juna 2014. godine.

About PRODIREKT and Communication Network Verbalisti (Verbalists)

PRODIREKT provides strategic management and executive education and training in the Balkan region. PRODIREKT’s innovative solutions for corporate management, marketing and international business communication offer a bridge between strategy and education, while its business group, with the communication network Verbalisti, dedicated to language studies, professional training, translation and interpreting services, helps young professionals and corporate clients achieve their objectives in international communication.

Prodirekt and Verbalisti Support the Manifestation “May – a Math month in Serbia”

Verbalisti, matematika i Maj mesec matematikeBelgrade, Serbia – April 25, 2012 – The Centre for the Promotion of Science and the Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts held the press conference, regarding the science-popular manifestation “May – a math month in Serbia”  to be organised in Belgrade and 15 other cities in Serbia.

The communication and language network Verbalisti, owned by Prodirekt, gladly accepted the invitation to support this worthwhile project. Verbalisti, as one of its major media sponsors, will cover the project activities throughout Serbia and contribute towards instigating scientific curiosity and motivating Serbian citizens to take interest in science and math as much as possible.

Video: The campaign May – a math month in Serbia” (in Serbian)


Verbalisti Mark the End of the Year in Style

Pancevo, December 28, 2011 – Prodirekt and its communication network Verbalisti, together with the language school Academia, threw a New Year party to remember in the famous club Coupe on Tuesday. More than 150 guests enjoyed the entertaining program, which included the performance of the best Serbian stand-up comedians.

Jasmina Saric, Prodirekt’s Director of Educational Programs, briefly looked back at the most significant achievements of the language network Verbalisti, part of Prodirekt’s business group. Prodirekt has been the first company in Southeast Europe to be awarded the accreditation for the language education travel and Work-and-Travel program abroad by the two most important European associations – the EnglishUK and German ICEF. Ms. Saric pointed out that the language network Verbalisti, which enjoyed the support of over 120 foreign language teachers, grew into 11,000 member community. The two foreign language blogs, in Serbian and Macedonian, were promoted in 2011 (with 430 followers), and the Verbalisti YouTube channel had almost 100,000 video views in less than a year.

As the night drew to its end, there was a Christmas Bingo organized with Verbalisti’s partners, film distribution companies Taramount and Cinefest. The main prize – a free English language course went to Doroteja Urosev from Pancevo.



Verbalisti Supporting Musical Education at the Famous Regional Nisville Jazz Festival

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Belgrade, August 14th, 2011 – PRODIREKT and the language network Verbalisti have partnered with the organizers of the largest jazz festival in Southeast Europe – Nisville, with the cooperation recently extending to the possibility of musical education.

Nisville Jazz Festival poster

Nisville jazz festival

This year again, the organizers set up several performing stages within the walls of the enchanted Nis fortress, which became a great playground for the vibrant summer Festival spectacle. In the course of four days, from 11th to 14th August, the jubilant spectators had the opportunity to see the famous jazzists and celebrities, such as, the saxophone player Hans and Candy Dulfer, swing band “Jive Aces”, trumpet player Tom Harell, the guitar wizard Stanley Jordan as well as Vasil Hadzimanov and Lena Kovacevic.

As every year, the Festival has organized a free workshop for vocals and most of the jazz instruments – the piano, guitar, base, brass and wood wind instruments.

Verablisti used this unique opportunity to meet and talk to the most prominent Festival performers; their interviews can be seen at your and our Facebook site and the YouTube channel. Let’s start with the certainly most energetic, and in our opinion, visually most attractive band on the Nis stages; meet the leading British band Jive Aces:




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