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 consisted of two sessions, enhancing the creativity and productivity of all the attendants:

  • 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.

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Design Thinking Forum Experts

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


Carla Fabbro
Innovation Consultant | Copenhagen FinTech
Denmark / France

Uranik Begu
Executive Director | Innovation Center Kosovo
Kosovo

Stephen Vickers
International Assessment Consultant
United Kingdom

Anne Sofie Hoffmann Schrøder
Independent Journalist
Denmark

Monika Kosman
Head Of Marketing | TEDxOdense
Poland | Denmark

Afërdita Pustina
National Programme Officer | OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Kosovo

Julianna Faludi
Assistant Professor | Corvinus University of Budapest
Hungary

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

Christian Bauer
Owner | Bauer & Associates
Austria

Timo Rostedt
Lead Designer | Gofore Oy
Finland

Frank Lorenz
SVP Research & Development | SKIDATA AG
Austria

Valon Nushi
YEP Coordinator | UNICEF Innovations Lab Kosovo
Kosovo

Dimitar Jovevski
Associate Professor | University of SS. Cyril and Methodius
North Macedonia

Arto Puikkonen
Business Manager, Build | Gofore Ltd.
Finland

Rutger de Rijk
Young Impactmakers Catalyst | Impact Hub Amsterdam
Netherlands

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

Graham Cooper
Senior Lecturer | University of Lincoln
United Kingdom

Jon Mark Walls
CEO of GovFaces
Switzerland/US

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

Albert van der Kooij
Programme Manager | Northern Knowledge
Netherlands

Tibor Kecskés
Senior Architect and Spatial Designer | TK Studio
Hungary

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