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. READ MORE

Capacity Building Activities Organized to Strengthen the Functions of the Serbian National Assembly

Strengthening Capacities of the National Assembly of Serbia - ProdirektBelgrade, Serbia – July 16, 2013 – In February, 2013, Prodirekt, the leading communication and language consultancy in SEE, was selected to provide the complete solution for the communications needs of the Hellenic Parliament and the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia in their twinning project.

During May 2013, in the framework of the capacity building activities of the Twinning project “Strengthening capacities of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia in the EU Integration Process”, three workshops have been organized for the Members of the Parliament, the Service of the National Assembly, representatives from Ministries and other Government institutions, as well as NGOs.

Strengthening Capacities of the National Assembly of Serbia, Prodirekt
Seminar on “The Techniques for Elaboration of Legislative Acts”

Experts from Greece, Belgium and Slovakia shared their specialized knowledge, experiences and EU best practices with the participants from the aforementioned institutions. In a constructive and positive atmosphere, participants expanded their knowledge on various topics and had opportunity to share their ideas and suggestions, in terms of improvement of the current working practices.

Further capacity building activities were organized during June and July 2013 for the Members of the Parliament, the Service of the National Assembly, representatives from ministries and governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Seminar on The Techniques for Elaboration of Legislative Acts” was organized on 18th and 19th June 2013, in order to improve the overall collaboration between the National Assembly and the Government of Serbia in the legislation process.

Workshop regarding the “Parliamentary oversight over the Government, considering European best practices” was held on 27th June 2013, with the aim to strengthen the oversight function of the National Assembly and its relations with the Government and Independent State Institutions.

Serbian study visit to the Hellenic Parliament, Prodirekt
The employees of the Serbian National Assembly in the study visit to the Hellenic Parliament

Seminars dealing with European best practices on the operations of parliamentary committees dealing with citizens’ requests, appeals and petitions and how to address them through e-petitions“ were held on 24th and 26th June 2013 with the complement workshop “How to address citizens’ requests, appeals and petitions on different topics” organized on 8th July 2013 with the aim to increase participation of the citizens in the Parliament’s activities.

Furthermore, workshop and training on “Recommendations for improvement of organization and function of the Parliamentwere held on 9th and 10th July 2013, for the employees of the National Assembly in order to upgrade its organizational structure and its working practices.

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 Selected to Provide Language and Communication Services for the High-profile EU Project – Strengthening Capacities of the Serbian National Assembly

Belgrade, Serbia – February 25, 2013 – Prodirekt, the leading communication and language consultancy in SEE, has been selected to provide the complete solution for the communications needs of the Hellenic Parliament and the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia in their twinning project.

The twinning project “Strengthening Capacities of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia in the EU integration Process” is an European Union funded project that will be jointly implemented by the Hellenic Parliament and National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia from February 2013 until June 2014.

Serbian Parliament
Prodirekt will help facilitate transparent and reliable oral and written communication between the Serbian Parliament and EU experts

The purpose of the project is to increase efficiency, liability and transparency of the Serbian National Assembly particularly in the exercise of its representative role, legislative function and its oversight function of the executive branch.

The implementation of the project requires high quality translation and interpreting services. Prodirekt, with its extensive network of language professionals, will be responsible for the project’s communication needs, as well as translation and interpreting services in the following areas:

  • Legislation & law making process
  • EU acquis
  • Parliament & Government operation
  • Independent State bodies
  • Operations research
  • Communication and media

Interpreting services will be conducted in a series of workshops, conferences, roundtables, and trainings.

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National Assembly Twinning Project Leaflet 2013

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About PRODIREKT LLC 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.