“Consensus on the need of individuals to engage and commit themselves is the first step towards the changes – the changes that change the world.“

Biljana Srbljanović, Serbian plawright

Mileva Marić (1875-1948) was one of the first women to study mathematics and physics in Europe. She later became Albert Einstein’s first wife.

Serbia is the largest raspberry exporter, accounting for 1/3 of all the raspberries in the world. Close to 95% of the world’s top quality raspberries come from Serbia.

… of Serbs are convinced that homosexuality is a disease.
Homosexuals are still discriminated against in Serbia. Events to create awareness and bring attention to the tolerance regarding homosexuality cannot take place without protection from radical groups.

It seems that Serbians are technologically very adept: With over 9.6 million users, the number of mobile phones surpasses the number of total population by 30%!


Despite — or maybe because of — its small size, Serbia shares borders with eight(!) countries. The area of the landlocked republic, without Kosovo, which Serbia still does not recognize since the former declared independence 2008, is about the size of the Czech Republic.
A member of the ERSTE Foundation Community from Serbia: Biljana Srbljanović, playwright, holding a speech at Kakanien - New Republic of the Poets in Akademietheater, Vienna 2010

Since December 2009, Serbian citizens can freely travel to Western Europe again. During 17 long years of bureaucratic obstacles, caused by UN sanctions after the Yugoslav wars in 1992, many saw themselves cut off by the visa requirements of Europe.

At the end of 2009, Belgrade submitted its application for EU membership with the aim of “breaking all records for fastest EU accession”. Serbia is well on its way to becoming a member of the European Union, primarily due to its extensive reforms and improved cooperation with the war crimes tribunal in The Hague.


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