32nd Annual SID Meeting
The 32nd Strategic IAESTE Development (SID) meeting took place in the capital of FYR Macedonia, Skopje from 4-7 May. This yearly event brought people together from around the world for a weekend of workgroups and workshops focused on supporting IAESTE mission to promote international understanding.
The highlight of the conference was launch of the new iaeste.org website, as well as the fundraising workshop led by Ms. Nicole Fouchier, EMOJIEE that is a milestone in setting up IAESTE fundraising strategy.
Six workgroups developed ideas & projects for improving the IAESTE international exchange programe tackling the topics of exchange procedures, promotion, relations with alumni, international organisations and IAESTE organisational culture and celebration of 70th IAESTE anniversary.
The event was also an excellent opportunity for networking between representatives from over 25 countries from around the world.
SID was extremely well organised by IAESTE Macedonia. Every last detail was taken care of and the volunteer students went above and beyond to make it a really successful event. The event was organised with support from the University of Skopje, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Pro Dean Professor Nikola Tuneski. The event was also supported by alumnus Robert Smilevski from the company Knauf who gave an excellent speech on IAESTE Macedonia and their work.
"I believe that we did well. I'm really happy to see we have some realistic and practical outcomes which we can work on it during year " - summing up the outcomes from the SID Coordinator, Mr. Mohammad Hossein Eftekhar.