Open call for the second cycle of the NELT educational program

NELT, one of the leading Serbian companies, has announced an open call for the second cycle of its year-long educational program for students, which will be realized in cooperation with Nova Iskra and Gallery 12HUB.


Twenty selected students will have the opportunity to develop practical skills in the fields of creativity and entrepreneurship, as well as to learn from prominent lecturers from Serbia, the region and Europe, all experts in different fields - from economics and entrepreneurship, over critical theory and cultural management to dramatic arts, design and new technologies.


The program is realized through collaboration with seven faculties of the Belgrade University and the University of Arts (Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Architecture, Faculty of Drama Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, and Faculty of Applied Arts), but the applications are also accepted from students of all other private or public faculties in Serbia who are older than 19.


The objective is for the participants to acquire practical skills through team work in the fields of design and new media, as well as to get inspired and empowered in their intention to turn their ideas into projects, which can potentially be realized with the support of NELT. Participants will have regular mentorship consultations with the program leaders and representatives of NELT. 


The applications can be submitted by April 10, 2016. Applicants are required to fill out the online form and submit their portfolio containing a short resume along with selection of student works (essays or other writings, artworks, works done during studies or outside the faculty – in the form of short overview or photographs) to the email, with the subject “2016 NELT Educational Program”. 


Only complete applications will be considered. All applicants will be notified about the results of the first round of selection no later than April 15th. The selected candidates will be interviewed between April 18th and 20th at Nova Iskra, after which the final list of participants will be announced. 


The participants will be selected by the Program Board - Milica Pekić (G12 HUB), Branislava Stefanović (Faculty of Dramatic Arts), Nana Radenković, Relja Bobić (Nova Iskra), and Marko Milanković (NELT) - together with one participant of the last year’s program. On April 21st the shortlist of no more than 20 candidates will be announced, announcing the participants of the new cycle of the 2016 NELT Educational Program. The program is free for all participants, while the first official meeting will be held on April 27th, and the first workshop with the playwright Katarina Pejović (Shadow Casters) will be held in the first week of May.


After the finished cycle of workshops and lectures, in March 2017 the students will present their resulting works and will be given certificates of successful completion of the 2016 NELT Educational Program. The participants who develop the best project ideas during the program - in the form of project proposals and a clear implementation plans - will potentially recieve support for their projects. 


Nelt Co is the leading company in Serbia in the field of distribution of consumer goods and pharmaceuticals, logistic services and marketing. Nelt Co is part of the organizational system of NELT Group, linking 12 companies with about 3,800 employees in the markets of Montenegro, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as the countries of sub-Saharan Africa - Angola, Zambia and Mozambique. NELT’s social responsibility program is aimed at young, talented people whose creative spirit, positive attitude and a desire for improvement relate to the core company values. By organizing a specialized program for gifted students, NELT is helping those who will be the leaders of progress in the future.