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NIS will support the 12th Congress of Serbian Physicists which will take place in Vrnjačka Banja from 28 April to 2 May 2013 in the organisation of the Society of Physicists of Serbia (SPS) and under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development. NIS’ support to this event is a part of the Memorandum on Cooperation with the Society of Physicists of Serbia which will also include the organisation of the Serbian Physics Olympiad which will take place in the second half of May. Mr Dmitry Fomenko, NIS Deputy CEO and Director of Organisational Affairs and Ivan Dojčinović, Chairman of the Society of Physicists of Serbia, signed an Annex to the Memorandum on Cooperation at the ceremonial opening of the Congress. With this Memorandum, NIS continues to support the Society's activities as well as the Serbian national team’s participation in the International Physics Olympiad which will take place in Copenhagen this July. Yesterday, at the ceremonial opening of the Congress, Mr Fomenko stated that one of NIS’ goals is to direct and support the education of young people since they constitute the highly specialized personnel required for the future successful development of the Company. This will be achieved through the promotion of technical sciences which are the main driving force in all the world's economies. Through the Energy of Knowledge Project, the Company aims to support the best and most talented young people so that it can later employ them both in Serbia and throughout Europe. In order to improve the quality of teaching, the project will also include the renovation of teaching premises and the donation of equipment to technical faculties and secondary schools in Serbia which will contribute to an integration of the students' theoretical knowledge and their practical work, pointed out Mr Fomenko. Mr Dojčinović, Chairman of the Society of Physicists of Serbia, took this opportunity to thank NIS for its support and investments into science and scientific system as well as for recognizing the importance of developing and improving education and science. The Congress agenda includes nine plenary lectures, oral presentations, poster presentations, and lectures on the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics and the most current areas of physics as well as a roundtable discussion on the position of these two natural sciences in the educational reform, meetings of SPS Department Council, SPS Assembly and the Physics Festival. A working meeting of all the participants and Professor John Dudley, President of the European Physical Society, was held on the subject of the value of pure and renewable sources of energy whose importance NIS constantly points out as well as the inclusion of Serbia in the 2015 - International Year of Light Project.