The Digital Community of Kosovo – Digital Kosovo has been awarded the title “Digital Engagement of the Year”, which is issued by the Digital Diplomacy Review 2013.
The review aims to map out the best performing digital diplomacy actors, institutions, teams and units, and inspire others who are willing to make progress. The Digital Diplomacy Review assesses contribution commitment and determination to the use, advocacy, research and publication of digital diplomacy issues, tools, apps and methods in both official and non-official practices.
The Digital Diplomacy Review is published by Yenidiplomasi.com, a platform for advocacy, research, training, consulting and publication of digital diplomacy issues. The State of the year has been awarded to #Iran, while the Digital Diplomacy Strategy of the year has been awarded to the @foreignoffice, an account managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of UK. The Digital Diplomacy Team of the Year has been awarded to #Sweden while the Digital Diplomacy Team Leaders of the year have been selected @adambye – Adam Bye and @petrit – Petrit Selimi, the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kosovo.
Digital Engagement of the year – Digital Kosovo
The United Nations Social Media Team has been selected as the best one of the year, while the award of the social Â network of the year went to #Twitter.
The digital engagement of the year has been awarded to cons.state.gov and off course to digitalkosovo.org anÂ initiative which aims to enable Kosovars to utilize online services just like other Internet users across the world. The work of Digital Kosovo has been featured in many prestigious medias around the world, while Kushtrim Xhakli, founder of Digital Kosovo and IPKO Foundation Board Member, has mobilised a community of over 1200 users who are engaged in hundreds digital diplomacy actions by sending requests to different institutions.
Through their efforts Kosovo is now has successfully integrated into the websites and workflows of 30 new airports, top internet properties, universities and other institutions. 2609 requests, 79 open cases, 24 cases in progress and 42 recognitions is the result achieved with the help of an unstoppable team of digital diplomats and the IPKO Foundation team that is 24 hours behind the platform to make sure that everything goes smoothly.
Sweden has been awarded the title of the most engaged country of the year, while the tweet of the year has gone to the @whitehouse. The Facebook engagement of the year went again back to #Kosovo state, with the Facebook page www.facebook.com/republicofkosova. In the media category the award to the media outlet of the year went to The Huffington Post, while Sweden again managed to be selected in many categories and won the Digital Country Branding of the Year award. Turkish Airlines won the Digital Corporate Diplomacy of the Year award, while the Digital Diplomacy Quote of the Year went to the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, which was stated for the New York times in the article about Facebook recognising Kosovo.