POPRI international is a competition for the best entrepreneurial idea among young people from 10 countries in the Adriatic-Ionian macro-region.
The competition started in Slovenia, where 3,494 participants have taken part over the last 20 years. In 2023, the network of technology parks/regional agencies/schools will gather and support young people from 10 EUSAIR countries for the third time.
17.30 bus to the Residence
23rd May 2023 Networking for future;
18.00 event will be moderated by Dino Subašić
The networking event is a pre-event to the 2-day official EUSAIR POPRI youth events in Sarajevo, organized jointly with the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia to Bosnia and Herzegovina and RTV Slovenia. The event is the opportunity to meet, network and deliver statements by young participants and others.
Residence of H.E. Ambassador of Republic of Slovenia to BH
Gabelina 19, Sarajevo
21.00 to hotel Grand
EUSAIR POPRI youth venue, 24&25 May 2023:
Hotel Holiday, Zmaja od Bosne 4, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina- NERETVA
Events on 24th and 25th May will be moderated by Ms Jamila Milović-Halilović.
11.15 - bus to hotel Holiday
24th May, 2023 Youth business model competition
12:00 - 16:30
EUSAIR POPRI competition is an opportunity for young participants to introduce their ideas and contribute to the common good, live a sustainable, quality life, respect the principles of the circular economy and offer solutions to the problems of different people. The young participants prove to be responsible, ambitious members of society who should be listened to. Each business idea is a personal, national, but also international potential that can contribute to the growth and development of the region.
12.00 – 12.15 Short introduction from the moderator (3 min)
Short welcome speech by Drago Gverić, CEO of ICBL,BiH (3 min)
Short introduction by young POPRI ambassador, Aleksandar Kovač, E-Klinika
12.15 – 13.15 Presentation of business ideas - High- school students of EUSAIR countries
/Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, San Marino, Slovenia/
13.15 – 14.00 Lunch Break
14.00 – 15.30 Presentation of business ideas – University students of EUSAIR countries
/Albania, Greece, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Italy, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, San Marino, Slovenia/
18.30-21:30 Networking event - Cocktail/finger food for all EUSAIR Forum
participants in the Botanical garden of National Museum
? bus to hotel Grand
9.00 bus to hotel Holiday
25th May 2023 Students meet entrepreneurs
9:30 – 11:00
The best way to learn is to meet and to hear stories from experienced businessmen. Young people have the opportunity to meet Erna Šošević and Dragan Vlačić, both successful entrepreneurs. They will both share knowledge and experience in the field of entrepreneurship because we know that success stories can be an inspiration to young people.
Erna Šošević is a founder and CEO at Bizbook d.o.o.│Advisory Board Member for Women Entrepreneurship for UN Women B&H│Chapter Lead Sarajevo for SoGal Foundation NY | Startup Advisor | Lecturer
Dragan Vlačić is an experienced engineering manager and software engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Kotlin, Java, C++, JS, PHP, HTML, SQL, Android Development, Management, Cisco Systems Products and more. Strong education professional with a Master's Degree focused in Information Technologies.
9:30 Short introduction by moderator
Short welcome speech by Midhat Džemić, Head of Section, EU Funds NC for Bosnia and Herzegovina in the EUSAIR, Directorate for European Integration of Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina (3 min)
Short welcome speech by Eva Kos, EUSAIR Facility Point, Lead Project Manager,, Ministry of Cohesion and Regional Development Republic of Slovenia (3 min)
Discussion with Erna Šošević and with Dragan Vlačić
11:00-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:00 AWARD CEREMONY - Young POPRI award
Inspiring speech by Slawomir Tokarski, Director for the European Territorial Cooperation, Macro-regions, Interreg and programmes Implementation I, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy / European Commission (5 min)
Short speech by Drago Gverić, CEO of ICBL,BiH (2 min)
Short speech by Tanja Kožuh, CEO Primorski tehnološki park, Slovenia (2 min)
Short intervention by Sanjin Vlastelica, Head of Division for European Macro-regions, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Croatia
Announcement of best business ideas of High-school students and University students & award ceremony.
12:00 Closure of the event and networking
13:30 - 15.00 Lunch Break
15.00 bus to hotel Grand