Participation in the SHINE project allowed me to improve my research skills, primarily in the context of connecting with researchers from other institutions, which gives my research a more interdisciplinary character.
SHINE project emerges as a pivotal endeavor in understanding and enhancing life satisfaction for Serbia’s youth. By emphasizing the interplay between academic engagements and holistic well-being, it holds the potential to redefine how we support and uplift our young adults. Its outcomes will undeniably be invaluable for educators, policymakers, and the broader community.
Passion for the academia and working with young people helped me when conceiving this project and defining goals aimed at improving the academic and extracurricular activities of young people and generally improving the lives of young people in Serbia.
I am very happy that I did part of this project especially because of an area of investigation and the highly-skilled team behind it. No matter how much of a challenge the research has posed, I always feel a sense of accomplishment as I know my work contributes to addressing the issues affecting young people in Serbia.
As someone who is inspired by working with young people and who chose the profession of professor with the belief that education is one of the most important drivers of social change, I see the SHINE project as an opportunity to make a structural contribution to improving the position of young people in Serbia.
Improving young people’s life satisfaction is important as it lays the foundation for their overall well-being and future success. A fulfilled and satisfied life in the formative years can lead to better physical and mental health, stronger relationships, and greater productivity. By working on young people’s life satisfaction, we can create a positive impact on not just the individual but also their families, communities, and society as a whole.
Participation in the project has provided me with an opportunity to expand my knowledge and understanding of various aspects of youth satisfaction. Through the analysis of different dimensions of life satisfaction, I have discovered the significant role extracurricular activities play in preparing young people for the job market. Involvement in extracurricular activities during academic studies encourages young individuals to contemplate starting their own businesses after completing their studies.