Samir Ljajic – University of Novi Pazar, Department of Economics, Dimitrija Tucovica bb. 36 300, Novi Pazar, Serbia

Danica Pirsl – University of Nis, Faculty of Sport, Carnojevica 10a, 18 000 Nis, Serbia


4th International Scientific Conference – EMAN 2020 – Economics and Management: How to Cope With Disrupted Times, Online/Virtual, September 3, 2020, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS published by: Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans, Belgrade, Serbia; ISBN 978-86-80194-30-1, ISSN 2683-4510


The latest Support to Participation in EU Programs project sparkles growing interest in investigating
management mechanism of creating efficient project leadership in higher education. The Project
reveals significantly different variables in hard core sciences research topics prevailing over the social
sciences topics encompassing all priorities, e.g. in HORIZON 2020 funded by €77, 03 billion: 1.Industry
driven: Strategic investments in key technologies, Support to innovative companies, 2. Researchers driven:
Excellent science as the foundation of modern technologies, 3. Society driven: Concerns of citizens
and society/EU policy objectives, Multidisciplinary collaborations. Being exposed to hands-on experience
of multiple successful project applicants and project reviewers one could observe the significance
of creating skilful project leadership to cover relevant project life phases: 1. Project proposal, 2. Project
team comprising, 3. Project management, 4. Project results dissemination and 5. Visibility. Project management
in Serbian higher education is prime skill also helping the internalization of the universities.


Project leadership skills, Educational setting, Hardcore sciences, Social sciences, Project
life cycle.


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