Digitalization is essential nowadays

the forum provides a platform for civil society and startup representatives to meet

About the Forum

The world has became flat and moves faster than ever before! We have more and more “digital” tools in our hand which could make our life easier. Last year (December, 2017) MeOut in cooperation with its partners succesfully organized two forums in EaP countries (Tbilisi and Baku) for more than 150 attendess (mainly NGO representatives). Thanks to the forums – and more than 10 years of experience – we were able to dive deeper into the reality of EaP and V4 countries NGOs and understand the real challenges and needs. These two forums were the bases of The Big Forum on Digitalization. The main aim is to give digital tools to NGOs to make them more effective. We work with NGOs where resources are scares (even more than in the for-profit sector). By organizing the forum and invite (offline and online) representatives of startups (given preference for V4 and EaP countries) and big companies to promote their solutions we aim to fill the existing gap. The project serves the NGO sector of V4 and EaP countries as well as startups and companies working in the two regions.

The Forum is aimed to create a base where relevant stakeholders will meet, discuss the past, present and the future. We believe that a deepening cooperation is necessary on all levels for the countries to make further steps forward.

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Main topics

Trends and developments of the digitalization – Panel 1:
Transformation of the everyday life, current challenges. Presentations are invited to point out the important questions we need to focus on and the way to deliver the right answers.

Innovative solutions – Panel 2:
The panel aims to show good examples and learn from case studies of organisational innovation. Contributions are invited to introduce successful solutions focusing on NGOs, showcase promising examples and suggest directions of innovation.

Future of V4-EaP cooperation – Panel 3:
Expectations and challenges regarding the V4 and Eastern Partnership relations. Presentations are invited to make assessments, identify current challenges and outline desirable course of actions both from actors on the V4 side as well as in the Eastern Partnership countries.

The Forum is supported by the Visegrad Fund. This is the only event which targets and connects civil society organizations with stratups and organized by a Hungarian NGO involving all V4 and Eastern Partnership Countries.

Timeframe for travel planning:
registration on 22 March (Friday)
closing dinner 19h on 23 March (Saturday)

The participants should have the following profile:

– To be very motivated
– Strong knowledge of digitalization, digital tools
– High level written and oral proficiency in English
– Willingness to participate in the panel discussions

 

The venue and accomodation of international guests (covered by the organizers) will be at Art Hotel Szeged. The organisers will contribute to the international travels of participants to Hungary.

The program will be announced soon, based on the applications.

Schedule

15:45 - 17:15 PM
EASA country partners meet GSA team (only for EASA startup ecosystem representatives)

EuroAsian Startup Awards is building bridges between East and West, between the local, the regional and the global level, between countries. This time, EASAwards regional HQ provides a unique opportunity for its eight country partners to meet the Global Startup Awards Team and learn more about the initiative, the competition framework and best practices from the previous years. On one hand, the aim of the event is to connect startup ecosystems and on the other, secure a platform for EASAwards partners to gather all the information in order to efficiently support the process of establishing the competition framework, finding startups and ecosystem stakeholders in each country.

VENUE: IseeQ

As you leave the boat the bus will wait you at the gate and take you to Art Hotel (Szeged) directly. The ride will take approximately 1:45 minutes and you will get your key at the reception upon arrival. Szeged is a student town and the nightlife is simply amazing on Friday and Saturday. If you wish to go out then please be aware that we start at 09:30 am on Saturday.

This part of the Forum is open to the public.
Due to the limited amounts of seats, please register in advance on this link.

Attila SÁNDOR, President, MeOut Group
Darina LENDVORSKÁ, Project Manager, International Visegrad Fund (IVF) – Tbc
Bence LABOSSA, Director, Meout Group

 

Venue: Körtvélyessy room 1

Artur GHAZARYAN, President at YCCDNGO (AM)
Marina MARINKEVICH, Managing Partner of Vesturbaer – Marketing Consulting    Company (UA) 

Venue: Körtvélyessy room 1

Moderator: Mátyás KÁPLY,  CCO at EuroAsian Startup Awards
Venue: Körtvélyessy room 1

Revolution of Work in the Age of Globalization
Mine DEDEKOCA, Start-ist, Founder (TR)

Public Private Partnership: The Case For Azerbaijan
Vusal KARIMLI, Director at Sup Startup Accelerator  (AZ)

NGO digitalization through the eyes of a startup’s CTO
Dominik FÖLDI, CTO Tekrama (HU)

Improvisation as a tool for development and innovation
Lukas ZAJICEK, Lecture and Project Coordinator for Erasmus+ Projects In  Genesis NGO (CZ)

Laptop inside of slum, why?
Ilona MEDOVA, Project Assistant, Volunteer in Genesis NGO (CZ)

Venue: Körtvélyessy room 1

Moderator:  Sebastian SCHWEITZER
Venue: Körtvélyessy room 2

NGO Development
Petru SIMON, Creatorii Team Leader (MD)

Digital Genesis from Day One
Aneta BEDNAROVA, President, Genesis NGO (CZ) – Tbc

Crazy on effectiveness: 5+ approaches to realize already tomorrow!
Hleb HERASIMOVICH, NGO “Sibs”, Chairman of the Board, Project Manager (BY)

Time to Do a Digital Revolution on NGOs
Marine MIRZABEKYAN, American University of Armenia, Financial Aid Coordinator (AM)

Venue: Körtvélyessy room 2

 

Moderator:  Antónia REST, CEO Cloudess Community
Venue: Körtvélyessy room 1

E-democracy: a new way of people engagement. World trends and Ukrainian experience
Mariya BOGUSLAV, Deputy Head Ukrainian Students’ Association (UA)

Redesigning NGO-s into social entreprises
Traian CHIVRIGA, Business Development Manager Tekwill (MD)

Armenian Startup Ecosystem: Innovation that drives us to a sustainable future
Areg GEVORGYAN, CEO of ISTC Foundation (AM)

E-tools to manage your NGO effectively
Ulkar ZAIDZADA, Control-revision Commission Member, Common Sense Youth Organization (AZ)

Venue: Körtvélyessy room 1

Moderator: Mariusz LIBROWSKI, Vice-President, MODE Foundation (PL)
Venue: Körtvélyessy room 2

EaP & V4 cooperation for Youth
Ramiz ALIYEV, Board Member and International Relations, “Common Sense” Youth Organization  (AZ) 

The Ukrainian startup ecosystem overview: Directions of Cooperation
Marina MARINKEVICH, Managing Partner of Vesturbaer – Marketing Consulting
Company (UA)

Digitalization as the Tool in NGO development
Artur GHAZARYAN, President at YCCDNGO (AM) – Tbc

Georgia as a crossroad for collaboration and gender aspects in regional startupecosystem
Teona DALAKISHVILI, Education Programs coordinator CDC (GE)

Venue: Körtvélyessy room 2

Moderator: Sándor NAGY DR., Assistant Professor at University of Szeged, CFO Tekrama
Venue: Körtvélyessy room 1
Participating countries: Armenia, Belarus, Moldova and Turkey

EASA country partners will introduce their respective startup ecosystems, and local aspects of specific fields, such as digitalization, NGOs, gender in startups and global collaboration. These panels are probably the best opportunities to have credible and useful insight into the innovation and startup ecosystem of Armenia, Belarus, Moldova and Turkey, which can pave the way to either gather information or establish a stable base for going to the regional or local markets. As a closing event of the conference, EuroAsian Startup Awards organizes a short networking event after the panels where 11 startup ecosystem representatives and any other participants can meet, make friendships and turn them into concrete cooperation. It’s all about building bridges between people, leaders, industries and ecosystems in order to facilitate mutually beneficial collaboration in the fields of innovation and startups. The event is free to attend but please register by using the following link.

Venue: Körtvélyessy room 1

Moderator: Ricardo MAIA, Relationships Executive, Global Startup Awards
Venue: Körtvélyessy room 2
Participating countries: Azerbaijan, Georgia, the Russian Federation and Ukraine

EASA country partners will introduce their respective startup ecosystems, and local aspects of specific fields, such as digitalization, NGOs, gender in startups and global collaboration. These panels are probably the best opportunities to have credible and useful insight into the innovation and startup ecosystem of Azerbaijan, Georgia, the Russian Federation and Ukraine, which can pave the way to either gather information or establish a stable base for going to the regional or local markets.As a closing event of the conference, EuroAsian Startup Awards organizes a short networking event after the panels where 11 startup ecosystem representatives and any other participants can meet, make friendships and turn them into concrete cooperation. It’s all about building bridges between people, leaders, industries and ecosystems in order to facilitate mutually beneficial collaboration in the fields of innovation and startups. The event is free to attend but please register by using the following link.

Venue: Körtvélyessy room 2

Moderators

Meet our moderators

MARK DOWNEY, MBA (IR)

Business Development Partner, CESA

    RICARDO MAIA (BR)

    Relationships Executive, Global Startup Awards

      Antonia REST (HU)

      CEO Cloudess Community

        MARIUSZ LIBROWSKI (PL)

        Vice-President, MODE Foundation

          Panelists

          Meet our most valued speakers

          Tatyana MazhutiS (RU)

          Ecosystem Manager, GenerationS

            VUSAL KARIMLI (AZ)

            Director at SUP Startup Accelerator

              ANETA BEDNÁROVÁ (CZ)

              Managing Director, Genesis

                Traian Chivriga (MD)

                Business Development Manager, Tekwill

                  ILONA MEDOVÁ (CZ)

                  Techloop.io, Talent Hero

                    TEONA DALAKISHVILI (GE)

                    Education Programs Coordinator, CDC

                      Mariya Boguslav (UA)

                      Deputy Head, Ukrainian Students' Association

                        LUKAS ZAJICEK(CZ)

                        Lecture and project coordinator for Erasmus+ projects

                          Maryna Marynkevych (UA)

                          Managing Partner of Vesturbaer Marketing Consulting Company

                            Ramiz Aliyev (AZ)

                            Board member of Common Sense Youth Organization

                              Artur Ghazaryan (AM)

                              President of YCCD

                              Ulkar Zaidova (AZ)

                              Control-Revision Commission Member, Common Sense Youth Organization

                                Mine Dedekoca(TR)

                                Founder of Start-IST

                                  Marine Mirzabekyan (AM)

                                  Financial Aid Coordinator, American University of Armenia

                                    Hleb Herasimovich (BY)

                                    NGO SIBS, Chairman of the Board, Project Manager

                                      AREG GEVORGYAN (AM)

                                      CEO at ISTC Foundation

                                        Z More speakers coming soon….

                                          Register to Forum now

                                          An awesome opportunity to learn, share and network! Limited seats are available! Secure your spot now!  

                                          TESTIMONIALS

                                          what people say

                                          I believe in cooperation between V4 and EaP is crucial for the European future of the EaP region.
                                          Giorgi KakuliaManaging Partner @ DEVELOR Georgia
                                          The Visegrad Four and Eastern Partnership countries have a shared history and now face a number of common challenges that can be better addressed via closer co-operation and dialogue.
                                          Max FrasVisiting Fellow @ The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
                                          We’re building information bridges for the development of V4 and EaP countries. It has never been easier and harder at the same time. We keep going for the better!
                                          Attila SándorPresident @ MeOut

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                                          Their work and efforts to back our initiative is highly appreciated

                                          Location

                                          • Somogyi u. 16, Szeged, 6720
                                          • info@meout.org
                                          • +36 30 491 4901
                                          • 09:00 - 18:00