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PRODIREKT at the Berlin Workshop; the partnership with Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy announced

Belgrade, Serbia — November 8, 2014 — Representatives of the Verbalisti language network and PRODIREKT just returned from the ICEF Berlin Workshop 2014, the world’s largest gathering of universities, language schools, education consultants, and agents. In contrast to student recruitment fairs and exhibitions, ICEF Workshops are closed to the general public. This year 2,343 participants travelled to Berlin for three days (02-04 November) of targeted meetings, seminars and networking held at the five-star InterContinental hotel. Overall, participants from 103 countries participated in 26,879 pre-scheduled meetings.

Maja Merdovic of Verbalists in Berlin

Maja Merdovic of the Verbalisti Language Network

Dejan Trpkovic, managing director of PRODIREKT and founder of Verbalisti, described the language network’s activities at the workshop: “We had very successful meetings with a number of educators, which would result in more exclusive language learning and destination options for our students.

After signing the exclusive representation agreements with the Manchester United Soccer Schools and Nike tennis camps in the UK, we are about to bring to our region another world’s most valuable sports brand – Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy. That prestigious US based golf camp was created to meet the needs of world’s top golfers at every stage of their amateur and professional development.

Verbalisti and Greg Norman Champions Golf AcademyWe also had an opportunity to devise several sweepstakes and contests with our partner colleges that would make the language network’s programs even more exciting in 2015. The ICEF Berlin workshop was again very helpful in fulfilling our goal – to continue offering language travel at its best in the Balkans”.

ICEF prides itself on having the strictest, most comprehensive and diligent educator and agent quality controls. Agencies who have received ICEF Agency Status are evaluated every two years to ensure ongoing compliance with ICEF’s standards.

PRODIREKT and the Verbalisti language network were among the first organizations from the Southeast Europe to pass ICEF’s strict screening process and were awarded ICEF Agent Status in 2011, which is an indicator of the Verbalisti language network’s quality and professionalism.

Verbalisti at the ICEF Berlin 2014

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.

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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)

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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.

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