WIN €4,000


It is time to innovate and solve citizens’ problems.

Digi Gjakova is a competition that wants to use the brilliant bright minds to help out the Municipality of Gjakova create solutions that will solve some of the citizens’ problems.

Software developers will gather for an intense weekend of application development, closely mentored by technological professionals and governance specialists. At the end of the weekend, teams will present their work in front of a chosen audience and professional jury. The best web-based solutions will get 4,000€ each, to continue with development.

This competition will contribute directly to increased transparency at the local level and promote civic engagement in terms of not only raising issues, but also providing solutions. Citizens will be challenged to provide user-friendly solutions to the problems.

What are the challenges?

There are many, but the Gjakova Municipality would like you to solve one of the following: (1) open up the recruitment process through e-recruitment, (2) Upgrade the complaints process through e-participation, (3) visualize budget and municipal expenses through e-spending.

Can I apply?

Yes indeed. If you have a great web-based solution that your team can develop and you all are 16 years+, of course. The deadline is Nov, 16th. 23:59, so start working now.


Teams will first be screened when they apply – so make a good application. Then, selected teams will work on their solution during the weekend and present the solution in front of a jury. The top 3 solutions will be rewarded.


Cash-prize of 4,000€ for each three winners. This will help out to turn the lab-solution into a real-life one.


Armend Vokshi

Director of Administration, Gjakova Municipality

Blerta Thaçi

Founder, Girls Coding Kosova

Dardan Krypa

Head of IT, Gjakova Municipality

Yll Ferizi

IT Systems Engineer & Software Solution Developer & GIS Expert, ATI­KOS.

Hekuran Doli

Founder, Cingerr

Partin Imeri

Director of Engineering, Open Data Kosovo

Liridona Osmanaj

Project Municipal Officer, Support to Anti-Corruption Efforts in Kosovo (SAEK)

Ermal Berisha

IT Officer, Unicef Innovation Lab


Mimoza Kusari­-Lila

Mayor, Gjakova Municipality

Shqipe Neziri Vela

Project Manager,
Support to Anti-Corruption Efforts in Kosovo (SAEK)

Enis Toçilla

VP of Software Engineering, Appsix

Arbër Lleshi

Technical Officer, BONEVET

The applications are closed. Thank you and stay tuned for more.


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