Finalists of Telenor's competition for best idea announced

In the scope of the global initiative “Telenor Youth Forum” the finalists of the competition for the best idea for improving formal and informal education through digitalization have been selected. Jovana Miljanović, Neda Živanović, Boško Vojkić i Miloš Kostić held a one-minute presentation earning the opportunity to take part in the final round of the selection.
The jury had a difficult, yet important and pleasant task to pick the finalists out of six excellent candidates.
“In Telenor we believe that young people are the ones who can further contribute to building a digital future. Through numerous activities we support and promote their original ideas and talents. In this way we strive to support young people in Serbia and spread optimism among them,” says Mikkel Noesgaard, the Chief Marketing Officer of Telenor Serbia and chairman of the jury.
Members of the jury Danijel Šaranović (last year’s winner), Mikkel Noesgaard, Telenor’s Chief Marketing Officer, Nasja Veljković, the Editor-in-Chief of the Cosmopolitan magazine and blogger Vanja Bahilj (also known under the pseudonym Koza na štiklama - “Goat on Heels” in Serbian) and Miloš Raičević from Telenor’s Digital team, selected the finalists based on their short presentations and the preliminary expert assessment.


Four talented young people will continue the competition in order to get the chance to present their ideas beyond Serbia’s borders, through Telenor’s unique Youth Forum 2015.
Boško Vojkić continues the competition with his idea of creating a global satellite system and digital islands for international education in primary and secondary schools.
Jovana Miljanović firmly believes that online social entrepreneurship may give access to knowledge to any young person on the planet, rich or poor.
Miloš Kostić has put forward an interesting idea how to improve segments of our traditional education system on the example of the digitalization of the architectural projects in Historical archives of Belgrade. 
Neda Živanović believes there are two main reasons for limited access to information in certain countries – underdeveloped economic and political system. She thinks that systemic solutions are needed in order to provide open access to information and life-long learning to each individual on the planet.
Global and local selection processes
Today’s shortlisting of candidates marks the end of the first selection phase. The final selection of the two candidates from Serbia that will travel to the Youth Forum has been entrusted to the jury consisting of civil sector representatives, academics and managers of the Telenor Group.
More about Telenor’s Youth Forum:
The forthcoming Telenor Youth Forum will gather 26 participants from all the European and Asian countries where Telenor operates. On the many workshops featured in the scope of the Forum, these young men and women will have the opportunity to develop their ideas, meet leaders and global experts from the Telenor Group and Nobel’s Peace Center.