Third Forum “Innovation Reshaping Montenegro”, organised by MAUK and with the support of British Embassy Podgorica, was held on 5th and 6th December 2019, as the continuation of the first two Innovation Forums held in 2016 and 2017.

The forum is part of the project “Chevening innovations for Montenegrin Youth Empowerment“, financed under the Chevening Alumni Programme Fund (CAPF).

“Youth. Innovation. Sustainable future.” was the topic of this year’s forum and it was aimed at supporting and encouraging youth-led innovation in Montenegro through finest Chevening Alumni expertise and by increasing the visibility of their outstanding projects and ideas.

British Ambassador H.E. Alison Kemp, Ministry of Science of Montenegro representative Sasa Ivanovic and MAUK representative Jovana Martinovic opened the Forum.

Ambassador Kemp said that events like this are an opportunity to talk about what we all have in common: the desire for our societies to be more modern, more resilient, the desire for our institutions to better listen to the needs of citizens and provide them with better protection. "This is just the dawn of the digital age, and small and capable young countries like Montenegro are rightly investing time in thinking about how we can seize the opportunity of the age ahead," Ambassador Kemp stated.

On behalf of the Ministry of Science, Mr. Sasa Ivanovic, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Science and Technology Park, opened the forum and thanked the British Embassy Podgorica and MAUK for focusing on innovation, pointing to the fact that the Government of Montenegro and the Ministry of Science are increasingly putting innovation at the heart of their priorities.

On behalf of MAUK, Ms. Jovana Martinovic welcomed everyone present and presented the concept of the forum. The two-day forum was composed of inspiring panel discussion, highly-anticipated workshop, informative and motivating presentations and broad networking opportunities.

The opening speeches were followed by interesting panel discussion on the importance of education and technology innovation in shaping a sustainable and inclusive society, as well as a better future for next generations. Chevening Alumni representatives Katarina Kreceva from North Macedonia, Krenare Lleshi from Kosovo and Marija Novkovic from Montenegro, emphasized that learning is never ending process and presented their experiences how education and technology innovation drive the change in everyday life.

On the second day of the forum was held a workshop by Manuel Menesis Namihira, Chevening Alumnus from Mexico and co-founder of CIRKLO, the leading social innovation consultancy in Latin America. Presenting the concept and power of transformative innovation, Manuel helped the participants to apply it in their respective fields, contributing to building a sustainable Montenegro.

In addition to panel discussion and workshop, the forum also included six very informative and motivating presentations on disruptive innovation, smart cities, freedom of expression and privacy in the digital age, good governance and open data, digital citizenship and corporative citizenship. Presentations were held by six Chevening Alumni from five different countries: Samsurin Welch from Malaysia, Olga Grygorovska from Ukraine, Aliaksei Patonia from Belarus, Carla Gamberini from Peru, and Ksenija Martinovic and Neli Rasovic from Montenegro.

In short, the forum showcased the many talents and projects of Chevening Alumni from all over the world and provided the latest insights into innovation in areas that are crucial for the sustainable future of Montenegro and its European Integration process.

The organisers would like to thank all those who attended the forum for making it such a successful event.

Third Forum “Innovation Reshaping Montenegro” will take place on 5th and 6th December 2019, in Podgorica, Montenegro.

The aim of this forum is to raise awareness among youth on the importance of innovation, as well as to encourage youth-led innovation by increasing the visibility of the outstanding projects and ideas of Chevening alumni in different areas of social, cultural and intellectual life.

It will provide the latest insights into innovation in three areas in particular: (I) Education, Governance and Development, (II) Human Rights and (III) Technology. These areas are crucial for the sustainable future of Montenegro and its European Integration process.

The forum is envisioned as a two-day event in Podgorica, which is to include an opening panel discussion, followed by inspiring presentations and networking opportunities.

Also, within the forum will be held a workshop “The power of transformative innovation: building a sustainable Montenegro”. The workshop will be held on December 6th by Manuel Menesis Namihira, Chevening Alumnus from Mexico and co-founder of CIRKLO, the leading social innovation consultancy in Latin America. The workshop is limited to 30 places. If you are interested in attending the workshop, please complete the online application form: https://forms.gle/bEjY7oiyCrtfpBA2A.

The forum is part of the project “Chevening innovations for Montenegrin Youth Empowerment“, implemented by MAUK and financed by the British Embassy Podgorica under the Chevening Alumni Programme Fund (CAPF).

MAUK continues its series of Chevening Scholarship presentations. This Saturday our teams will visit three municipalities in North region of the country.

Join us on October 19th in:

  • Berane: 10h30 – Municipal Assembly Hall
  • Kolašin: 11h00 - Kolašin Cultural Center
  • Bijelo Polje: 13h00 - Faculty of Economics, Management Studies – Bijelo Polje (hall No. 1)

These series of presentations aim to raise awareness of Chevening scholarship and motivate young professionals in Montenegro to apply.

Applications for the 2020/2021 Chevening Scholarships close on November 5th 2019.

For more information, please visit: https://www.chevening.org/

 

We are pleased to announce that MAUK will hold the series of Chevening Scholarship presentations. The first presentations will be held in Podgorica and Niksic.

Join us on Friday, October 11th in Podgorica:

  • 14h00 - University of Montenegro, Rectorate Building, Blue Hall (Plava sala).
  • 16h00 - University of Donja Gorica, Amphitheater A2 (II floor)
  • 18h00 - University of Mediterranean, Hall No.102

The Chevening Scholarship presentation will be held in Niksic on Tuesday, October 15th:

  • 19h00 - Faculty of Philology, Congress Hall (Svečana sala)

Applications for the 2020/2021 Chevening Scholarships close on November 5th 2019.

For more information, please visit: https://www.chevening.org/