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ČEK: Workshop “The Internet and Us” held at Europe House

We “checked” freelance work with Snežana Nikčević

What does “freelance” mean? Through which platforms can one get an online job? How can one get their first clients? These and many other questions were answered by Snežana Nikčević, manager of the EU project ICEDA at NGO 35mm, as part ofthe new ČEK workshop that we organised at Europe House.

“For us, freelancing is usually associated with working from home and through different platforms. Essentially, as an entrepreneurial form, it includes different types of jobs that we can do both online and offline. I think it’s important that young people have insights into how business works through freelance platforms, not only because it’s another way to earn money, but it’s also a great way to see first-hand what skills they need to develop,” explains Snezana.

Sites like Upwork, Fiverr, and Freelancer are just some of the useful digital tools in the world of freelancing. This is what students, architects, designers, engineers, and other participants had the opportunity to hear about during the “Internet and Us” workshop.

“Today I learned a lot and gained new skills that will be useful to me. I plan to do freelancing in the coming period,” said Miljan Mihailović, a humanities student.

The year 2023 is the European Year of Skills, so we dedicated the first ČEK workshop this year to the promotion of digital skills.

We will continue to “check” topics that interest you, and have already reserved the next CHECK event related to the digital skills of older people.

“Thursday at Europe House” or ČEK for short is the name of our activity, where every other Thursday we organise interesting events, such as workshops, lectures, panel discussions, exhibitions, book promotions, etc.