Changing Minds Forum: Trust through Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence, in partnership with the Innovation Centre Kosovo (ICK) from Pristina, TransConflict from Belgrade, Democracy for Development (D4D) from Prishtina and NGO Aktiv from North Mitrovica, are bringing the online forum “Changing Minds: Trust through Innovation and Entrepreneurship”, with the support of the European Commission, on September 4th.

The overall objective of the forum is to facilitate the establishment of amicable and stable relations between Serbia and Kosovo, by creating links of cooperation transcending the realm of politics. We want to rebuild mutual trust and understanding between Serbian and Kosovar societies, especially young entrepreneurs, innovators, founders, investors and mentors.

The one-day forum will be held online, on September 4th, starting from 10:00 – 15:00. To register online, please follow the link.


10:00 – 10:30 Opening and Welcoming remarks, and some key introductions

Marko Savkovic (Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence)
Uranik Bregu (Innovation Centre Kosovo)
Miodrag Milicevic (NGO Aktiv, Executive Director)

10:30 – 12:00 Panel 1 (Ecosystems Overview & Building Regional Cooperation)

Driton Hapciu (Cacttus & Recura, ICK board member)
Arian Zeka (American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo)
Marko Rakic (Innovation Centre Mitrovica North)
Tamara Dundjerovic (Serbian Chamber of Commerce)
Sanja Ivanic (French-Serbian Chamber of Commerce)
Kosta Andric (ICT Hub Belgrade)

12:00 – 13:30 Panel 2 (Entrepreneurial Challenges and Opportunities)

Mergim Cahani (Gjirafa)
Arianit Fazliu (Kutia)
Dusan Jovcic (Kerber Games)
Nikola Cvetkovic (Emitto)
Xheneta Sopjani (Deinde)
Miodrag Milicevic (NGO Aktiv)

13:30 – 15:00 Panel 3 (Skills and Jobs for the Future)

Arta Shehu Zaimi (jCoders Academy)
Astrit Leti (Cacttus)
John Jovanovic (ICT Hub Venture)
Shpend Lila (Innovation Centre Kosovo)
Marko Savkovic (Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence, Executive Director)