TEDxPrishtina in partnership with KosovaLive360 is organizing a blogging workshop for journalists, bloggers and writers, to address the issue of poverty alleviation. The idea is for you to write about how the TEDxPrishtina speakers have inspired you to solve the poverty problem(s) in Kosovo: What can be done? What can you do? What will you do?

TEDxPrishtina will select the first 20 applicants to participate in the workshop, while the winning article will be awarded with a free all-day pass to attend TEDxTransmedia, in Geneva, Switzerland.

The participants of the workshop will watch the livestream of the first session of TEDxPrishtina, a session of four talks, at KosovaLive Organization, and then they will be asked to write an article of 500-1000 words on the topic of poverty alleviation. The articles will be published at KosovaLive360.com and on TEDxPrishtina.org.

For a full breakdown of the workshop and the winning article selection criteria, see below.

Workshop agenda (11 October 2014):

11:00-11:30 – Sun Salutations with Annea Hapçiu

11:30 – 13:00 – Participants will watch the live streaming of TEDxPrishtina at KosovaLive Organization offices.

13:00 – 13:30 – Open discussion and brain storming (facilitated by Annea Hapciu)

13:30 – 15:00 – Participants will be writing blogs (Albanian, English, Serbian)

Article selection process and criteria:

  1. 20 written articles will be published on KosovaLive360.com
  2. Within 48 hours, 5 most shared articles from KosovaLive360.com will be selected for evaluation
  3. The 5 selected articles will undergo evaluation by four jury members, based on the following evaluation criteria.
Evaluation Criteria Scores
Article content in accordance with the topic and relevance of TEDxPrishtina’s talks 40
Proposed solution to the issue presented 30
Validity of the proposed solution and pragmatism 20
Creativity 10

Award for Best Blog:

  • Free pass to TedxTransmedia, Geneva, Switzerland (Value 100 Euros + including food for the day)
  • Published reflection/blog, as a Kosovar on TedxTransmedia on KosovaLive360.com & TedxPrishtina.org (Including a byline as a winner of TedxPrishtinaBlogWorkshop)

Are you interested in participating? Please apply at: www.tedxprishtina.org

For more information, please check out: TedxPrishtina on Facebook.

TEDxPrishtina is a day-long event that will take place on October 11 2014, at Madeleine Albright in Prishtina, Kosovo. The theme of the event is newborn and it will tell the stories of Kosovo’s pioneers, innovators and inventors – the people who are rebuilding and rebranding Kosovo, one step at a time. We believe that our artists, our activists, our scientists and our athletes tell our collective story the best, and that their success is Kosovo’s success.

Prishtina is one of the youngest capitals of one of the world’s newest countries: Kosovo, a country that won its independence in 1999, and declared its independence in 2008. Independence has meant a new government, a new flag, a new passport, and a society undergoing massive transformation. Independence for Kosovo has meant being reborn, or to echo the words of a memorial in downtown Prishtina, newborn.

TEDx was created in the spirit of TED’s mission, Ideas Worth Spreading. The program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level.