Interview with Prof. Kosta Barjaba, Senior Adviser to the Minister of Health, Member of the Academy of Sciences of Albania and Summit speaker

How does Macedonia and Albania’s economic development parallel each other and in what ways are they different? Both Macedonia and Albania are small transitional economies. Both countries have had a long, difficult, expensive and conflictive transition.  Both countries continue to have huge migration flows. However, Albanians flow is higher than Macedonians flow: over 30% versus…

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MK2025 Summit speaker Prof. Shuichi Fukuda on emotional engineering

What is emotional engineering and process­focused design? Are they related concepts?  Emotion comes from the Latin words “e=ex”=out and “movere”=move, and motivation comes from the same Latin word “movere”.  Thus, motivation-action-emotion constitute a cycle and it is repeated. Emotion is deeply associated with our internal desire or intrinsic motivation and our needs to grow, which psychologists point out. Process-focused design is, in short, a…

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