The first COOPAthon was organised by Croatian project partners STEP RI from 23 October to 25 October 2020. Seven teams took part in the virtual event, using a combination of Zoom video calls and the Slack messaging service. The result was a series of very diverse and innovative ideas, connected to one of the 17 fields of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The COOPathon mentors and jury
Mentoring was provided by Boris Golob and Neven Tamarut from STEP RI and Dario Zoric from PORIN (Rijeka Development Agency).
Jury members were:
- Sanja Vuković - Director of the PRONI center for social education in Vukovar and Osijek, Croatia;
- Patricija Panić - Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the student porta Studentski.hr, Zagreb, Croatia;
- Rene Brakus - IT expert devoted to working with young people, Rijeka, Croatia and
- Nikola Kadoić - Assistant Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at the Faculty for Informatics and Organization in Varaždin, University of Zagreb, Croatia.
The event was facilitated by Dora Lazzarich and Mirela Džafić, and attended by a group of young journalists who will be creating content throughout the COOPower project. The ideas ranged from educational platforms and ethical consumption to personal well-being and gamification. You can read the participants’ pitches in more detail, below.