HPiB workshop and study visit in Tirana

The HPiB team met in Tirana on December 18 and 19 for the second workshop on “Structuring opinions for qualitative participation”. The team was enriched with the participation of five Albanian young people, taking the number of participants to 17.

For the first stop of the event, participants met with Mr. Shpat Kolgega, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education, Sport and Youth, Mrs. Dafina Peci, Executive Director, National Youth Congress, and Mr. Bledar Taho, General Director, Institute of Romani Culture in Albania. The meetings were inspirational for the young people who had the opportunity to learn more from the experiences of the guests in achieving participation.

The second stop, at the Professional College of Tirana, was focused on lectures delivered by the mentors, Orkidea and Dusan, on tools that allow for qualitative participation, and failures of technology. Participants had the opportunity to work in teams and develop the topics they will work for at the hackathon.

Four teams were created and the chosen topics cover local and regional policy issues, on which our the team members will work through the digital platform and will be finalized during the hackathon in January 2019.

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