The Summer School of Economics represents a unique opportunity for young professionals to increase their knowledge and broaden their perspective regarding the importance of the free market. The role of the School is to spread the ideas of individual freedoms, right to choice and individual responsibility, free market, entrepreneurship and limiting the interference of public administration. The School's goal is twofold: to provide additional education about modern economics and to establish durable links among young economists and likely future leaders (economic policy makers, businesspeople, etc.) in Southeast Europe.
The School applies interactive methods of education by combining lectures and debates. Emphasis is put on the active participation of students in the education process and students have opportunity to design themselves different activities or have debates on different topics. Also, the most gifted students are included in the work on projects in the area of economics and education in order to pass the acquired knowledge and experience to the next generations of participants.
Lecturers at the Summer School of Economics are distinguished international professors from well-known universities, as well as professors from the region and local economic policy makers who are implementing the process of transition in Serbia. Also, people from the practice/business (private sector and financial institutions) and from the international organizations (World Bank, OECD, IMF) participated as lecturers at the Summer Schools all these years. In addition, the research staff of local and European institutes provided the students with interesting lessons, mostly on transition experiences of the Central and Southeast Europe and the FSU countries. The students have opportunities to meet representatives of the diplomatic core and the international organizations in Serbia that usually teach the Summer School participants lessons on the democratization of the society and on the role of international organizations in Serbia and the region.
Overview of programmes, lecturers and students of Summer School of Economics per year 1998-2015
- Summer School of Economics 1998
- Summer School of Economics 1999
- Summer School of Economics 2000
- Summer School of Economics 2001
- Summer School of Economics 2002
- Summer School of Economics 2003
- Summer School of Economics 2004
- Summer School of Economics 2005
- Summer School of Economics 2006
- Summer School of Economics 2007
- Summer School of Economics 2008
- Summer School of Economics 2009
- Summer School of Economic 2010
- Summer School of Economics 2015