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Round table on SME's

Zagreb, 7 April 2016 - South East European Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (SEECEL) participated in a „Round table on SME's: Human Capital Development for Competitive SME's through Entrepreneurial learning – Adriatic-Ionian Initiative“ in Zagreb, organised by Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Crafts in collaboration with Ministry of foreign and European affairs, supported by SEECEL.

Since June 2015 until June 2016, Croatia is chairing the Adriatic – Ionian initiative whose member states are Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Greece, Croatia, Italy, Slovenia and Serbia. Adriatic – Ionian initiative is a very important instrument of Adriatic and Mediterranean policy whose goal is to intensify relations between member states in various areas.   

After welcoming speeches, SEECEL's Assistant Director Ms Sandra Rončević introduced SEECEL's projects and activities with a presentation “Developing entrepreneurial societies through structured regional cooperation in the area of Entrepreneurial Learning: SEECEL case study”, with special focus on the new building that will be opened by the end of 2016 and she moderated the first part of Conference with introduction of SEECEL's pilot institutions.

The floor was then given to SEECEL´s pilot institutions “From Entrepreneurial School to Entrepreneurial Faculty”. Primary School Stjepana Radića from Brestovec Orehovički, Primary School Ivan Goran Kovačić from Slavonski Brod, Secondary School Stanko Ožanić from Zadar and Faculty of kinesiology from Split all gave brief retrospective on participating in SEECEL project on thinking and acting entrepreneurially.

“The Voice of Business Organisations” – brief information of their approach to Human Capital Development was an opportunity for distinguished experts to discuss human capital development as a great investment for the future development. Mr Želimir Kramarić from Croatian Chamber of Economy, Mrs Mirela Lekić from Croatian Chamber of Crafts, Mr Mislav Balković, Dean of University College Algebra and Mrs Jandranka Mršić Hebrang from Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development were there to give their contribution.

At the end of the discussion about human capital, SEECEL’s expert in the matter, Mr Stjepan Srhoj, Programme Officer and Liaison had a presentation about “Results of international analysis of SMEs needs for training” and gave all participants current state in the field.

Round table turned out to be a great opportunity for an open discussion about human capital development through entrepreneurial learning and sustainable growth and progress. Entrepreneurs and their employees are considered to be framework for economic growth, innovation, employment and social integration.

Besides Ms Sandra Rončević and Mr Stjepan Srhoj, SEECEL’s representatives were Ms Maja Ljubić, Assistant Director and Ms Danijela Kasunić, Strategic Piloting and Peer Project Officer. 
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