Faris Lukovac was born in Croatia during
the war, but he grew up in Bosnia. His life's journey took him to university in
Serbia. His goal was to compare these two neighbouring countries and their
economic environment. This gave him a clear idea of how meaningless the borders
between them are and how much potential his region has. During the pandemic, people
lost all opportunities to travel and get to know other countries. This has had
a huge impact on individuals. When he read about the EYE programme on social
media, he got hopeful that he could realise his dream and decided to apply. He
expected to learn from a successful entrepreneur how to improve the business
skills needed to work in event production, which also produces audiovisual
content for television and film. He also hoped to learn how to choose an
appropriate marketing strategy.
He decided to exchange ideas with Željko
Trezner, the director of Ferial d.o.o. Together they worked on the
pre-production and production of small and large events in Zagreb and Karlovac.
Faris' tasks became more extensive as time went on. He began to work on
producing content for family-friendly cultural and night-out events for some
seasonal locations. Under Željko's supervision, he took care of communicating
with clients (including booking dates and setting up locations) and running an
entire project. His daily tasks also included the technical aspects of the
event, i.e. audio and video support, as well as the technical requirements and
implementation of live streaming. Ferial was in charge of video production at
the Pula Film Festival; this includes recording and film editing of interviews,
social media content and side events of the day! He accompanied them throughout
"This experience completely changed my
way of thinking," Faris says. He had the opportunity to work with
professionals who are in his field of business. This has helped him become very
flexible when it comes to adapting to a different environment and challenges.
Also, every successfully completed project is a success for him. He has
expanded his network and established relationships with people that will
hopefully lead to successful joint entrepreneurial projects in the near future.
He says that this has been an experience that has enhanced him as a person, as
a professional and as an aspiring entrepreneur.
For more information, please contact the local contact points involved in the exchange:
New entrepreneur's contact point:Udruzenje Zene za Zene International
(Sarajevo) Host entrepreneur's contact point:Act Grupa
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