The students from ‘Young Balkan Leaders’ met with the Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce in Nish Alexander Milicevic and the Consul General of Bulgaria in the town of Nish Edwin Sugarev. The second module of their training is held in the city of Nish, Serbia.

Alexander Milicevic: ‘Come back frequently here and build up what has been done so far. Do not forget your first steps and the people who first motivated you and were by your side, next to you.

Edwin Sugarev: ‘I am glad to welcome the future leaders of the Balkans. I am sure that at least some of you will meet at a high international management level in the years to come. And before you discuss the professional topics, you will figure out everything that is happening here now.’

Sugarev addressed the students with useful guidance and advice on the leadership and the way they have to go.

“Leadership is not an easy job. You have to work hard, take care, pay attention, show respect and be responsible. First of all, you need to know yourself, to know where you want to go to and to be persistent. A leader is the one who has the ability to convince other people that it is needed to follow the aims irrevocably. Leadership should create, first of all, a better standard of

living for people. I am sure you understand how important this is. But the most important thing is to be friends and remain friends, “he said.

The Consul General of Bulgaria in Nish congratulated the Institute of Politics about the idea and the efforts made to implement the project “Young Balkan Leaders”.

* The project “Young Balkan Leaders – The Power of Shared International Knowledge and Skills for Successful Management” is co-funded by the ERASMUS + Program. The project number is 2018-1-BG01-KA205-047713.