Open Forum with Mr. Blendi Fevziu
On 20th of December 2016, Young Economists Network Club organised an Open Forum where Mr. Blendi Fevziu was invited to discuss about the political and economic developments in Albania.
At first, Mr. Fevziu talked about his latest book ˝Pushteti˝, where he shared some details of his first steps of writing it and then he focused on the impact that power can have on the political arena, and thus influencing the decisions made for the well-being of the economy. Moreover, he illustrated his arguments by giving some specific examples of different powerful people whose acts influence the world both in positive and negative aspects. Furthermore, Mr. Blendi recalled some facts from the history of Albania by analysing different Albanian leaders throughout the years.
The forum was very interactive as well. All of the students were allowed to make questions and Mr.Fevziu seemed very willing to give specific answers. The nature of questions varied from the reasons which influenced Mr.Blendi to write Pushteti, to his opinion regarding the fiscal and public policies applied in Albania.
"YouthSpeak" Forum: Info Day
YEN organized an Info Day regarding the biggest youth platform around the world “Youth Speak”. It was inspiring to see that Albanian youth is engaged in such worldwide movement which aims to gather youth, organizations, companies and thought leaders together to discuss and generate actionable steps around the pressing issues that Albania faces.
We were happy to see that Organizing Committee of “YouthSpeak” even though young in age, were so passionate and devoted to really believe in youth spirit and ready to take action to make a change.
Very worthy for EPOKA Students to be faced with the opportunity to feel themselves world citizens and to be presented with a platform where their voices can really be heard. We as YEN believe that EPOKA Students have the capacity and creative ideas to contribute in the solution of the issue "Evolving education to meet the needs of students and employers" which will be discussed in 2 days event of “YouthSpeak” on 25-26 March in Tirana.
Let us show ourselves, and why not with a winning project, which later on will be implemented.
Social Business in Albania: Turning Unemployment into Entrepreneurship
Epoka University welcomed today Mr. Shkelzen Marku, the Co-Founder of Yunus Social Business Ballkans, in an open forum.
Mr. Marku explained some insights regarding the evolution of social businesses and that of social impact in Albania and not only. A very helpful, interactive and informative discussion brought in front the importance of turning knowledge into something useful and impactful in the society. He emphasized the significance of accepting fear and failure as long as they are byproducts of new ideas being tested. "Learning to swim is not enough. We must get into water." said Mr. Marku.
Current Economic and Political Development in Kosovo and Cooperation between Kosovo and Albania
Prof. Dr. Muhamet Mustafa the Chairman of the Riinvest Institute and Mr. Bardhyl the Executive Director of Riinvest Institute visited Epoka University on November 16, 2015 and discussed with the students at the Open Forum, which was organized by “Young Economist Network”. He was invited to present and provide further information about the current economic and political development in Kosovo.
At the beginning of the discussion with the students of Epoka University, Prof. Dr Mustafa talked about the general economic view of Kosovo and the political stability of this country. During the second part of his discussion Prof. Dr Muhamet mentioned the co-operation issue between Kosovo and Albania. He said that they are two countries but one nature.
At the last section of the Open Forum, students asked him questions related to the economic issues of Kosovo. Ho w the country of Kosovo is nowadays in comparison with expectations that they had. There is a good interaction of Prof. Muhamet with audience.
Young Economists' Network (YEN) organized at Epoka University on 26th of May 2015 an open forum in collaboration with Anti-Smoking Association of Turkey, in support of raising awareness campaign amongst youth for damages that smoking has on people.
Debate of the Month
Young Economists' Network (YEN) organized at Epoka University on 8th of January 2015 debate of Professors of Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences with the topic "Social Media and its Positive and Negative effects on Youth" .Teams were divded in two groups of three Professors having roles of PRO and CON. Profesors Abdylmenf Sejdini, Mirjana Sejdini, Erda Cani, Bekir Cinar, Vusal Gambarov and Xhimi Hysa were participants that we were glad to have in our Panels.
Debate of the Month is one of the range of debates that YEN will organize during academic year 2014-2015.
Business and Youth
Young Economists' Network (YEN) on 22nd of November 2014 organized the first event of this type in Epoka University. Five of the most prestigious companies in Albanian marketplace were invited to be interconnected with students related to topics of innovation, marketing, effective communication, job seeking etc. 120 participants were Epoka University students of all Departments and also students from other universities came to participate in this forum.
Companies participating the event were:
2. Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, FES
3. Intesa Sanpaolo Bank
4. AlbTelecom & Eagle Mobile