About the WSA
The World Summit Award (WSA), organised by the International Center for New Media (ICNM) in Salzburg, was started in 2003 as part of the UN’s World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). This is a global initiative to select and promote the world’s best e-Content and innovative ICT applications. There are more than 160 countries actively involved in this global contest. The process starts with national pre-selections and contests. The national winners will proceed to the global level to be assessed by a global jury. WSA demonstrates the local diversity and rich creativity of ICT use and represents a bridge to everyone who values the role of local content into the strengthening of information society.
The Albanian and Kosovo World Summit e-Content Award 2019 is being organised for the 8th time by Mr. Dritan Mezini, the Eminent National Expert of WSA for Albania and Kosovo. Currently, Mr. Dritan Mezini is the Managing Director of DM Consulting Services and Board Chairman of Albanian Information Technology Association (AITA). WSA-Albania and Kosovo is inspired by the WSA – WORLD SUMMIT AWARDS and it will be organized by the sponsorship of DM Consulting Services and AITA. WSA-Albania and Kosovo, as a promoter of creativity and innovation, will select the qualitative e-content in Albania. This multi-aim award encourages creativity, nominates the eight best e-Content products in Albania and Kosovo (one for each category) to the World Summit Award:
The World Summit Awards – Albania and Kosovo is being organized for the 9th time in Albania and it is composed of the specific categories, which include the main emerging sectors of the Information and Knowledge Society.
- July 31st, 2019: WSA YOUNG INNOVATORS call closes
- August 31st, 2019: WSA Call closes – all producers have two more weeks to finish their applications in the WSA database
- October 2019: WSA Online Jury processes all submitted products to select the shortlist
- November 2019: Announcement of WSA Shortlist
- December 2019: WSA Grand Jury evaluates WSA Shortlist to select WSA winners
- December 2019: Announcement of Winners 2019
- March 9-11, 2020: WSA Winners will be presented and awarded at the WSA Global Congress 2020