Design Thinking Forum in Prishtina

As part of its Europe-wide program, the European Youth Award was in Prishtina once again to organize a Design Thinking Forum which connected local youth, start-ups and young entrepreneurs with international experts and opinion leaders!

Designed to enhance know-how transfer and digital innovation with social impact in the region of Kosovo, the forum was open and everyone could join for free.

The Design Thinking Forum consised of two sessions, enhancing your creativity and productivity:

  • 2-3.30 pm: “Flames of Inspiration”: “Learning the hard way” – Divided in small groups, participants listened to the stories & first hand experiences of international experts from fields of innovation, start-ups, digitization and social impact, getting inspired and asking all of their the burning questions directly!
  • 3.45-5.15 pm: “Solution Jam”: the international experts and the participants worked together on five real-life business questions submitted by local start-ups.

Design Thinking Forum Experts

Have a look at the outstanding experts who shared their knowledge and experience with the Kosovo youth!


Vjosa Mullatahiri
Advisor for Youth Employment Promotion and ALMP | German Development Cooperation (GIZ)
Kosovo

Arto Puikkonen
Business Manager, Build | Gofore Ltd.
Finland

Dimitar Jovevski
Associate Professor at Faculty of Economics | Skopje
Macedonia

Gertraud Eibl
Media & Communication Manager, Federation of Austrian Industries Salzburg
Austria

Monika Kosman
Head Of Marketing | TEDxOdense
Poland | Denmark

Rodica Mocan
Ph.D., Associate Professor | Babes Bolyai University
Romania

Julianna Faludi
Assistant Professor | Corvinus University of Budapest
Hungary

Stephen Vickers
International Assessment Consultant
United Kingdom

Albert van der Kooij
Programme Manager | Northern Knowledge
Netherlands

Tibor Kecskés
Senior Architect and Spatial Designer | TK Studio
Hungary

Christian Bauer
Owner | Bauer & Associates
Austria

Rutger de Rijk
Young Impactmakers Catalyst | Impact Hub Amsterdam
Netherlands

Carla Fabbro
Innovation Consultant | Copenhagen FinTech
Denmark / France

Frank Lorenz
SVP Research & Development | SKIDATA AG
Austria

Afërdita Pustina
National Programme Officer | OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Kosovo

Valon Nushi
YEP Coordinator | UNICEF Innovations Lab Kosovo
Kosovo

Uranik Begu
Executive Director | Innovation Center Kosovo
Kosovo

Graham Cooper
Senior Lecturer | University of Lincoln
United Kingdom

Timo Rostedt
Senior UX Designer | Gofore Oy
Finland

Anne Sofie Hoffmann Schrøder
Independent Journalist
Denmark

Jon Mark Walls
CEO of GovFaces
Switzerland/US

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