Workshop: ‘Environmental Activism: Using data in the fight for a cleaner Earth’

According to Gorjan Jovanovski, data is the start of the solution to any problem. Without data, we have no awareness, no progress tracking and no moment to celebrate success.

In the 21st century, the rapid growth of technology has enabled us to have more data than ever before, and to use it in a whole host of different ways. One of them is our fight against the climate crisis.

In this workshop, Gorjan will present his story of how a small dataset of air quality information made a whole country get on their feet and protest for a greener and cleaner future — and how you can use data too.


Gorjan Jovanovski – the founder of AirCare, the air-quality tracking app, which is being used by over 500,000 people. Originally from North Macedonia he moved to the Netherlands after getting a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering from the University of Skopje. Gorjan graduated cum laude with a master’s degree in software engineering from the University of Amsterdam and has been involved in environmental issues in North Macedonia since 2014. He is a TED speaker and was awarded the 2020 Macedonian Quality Award by the President of the Republic; Europe’s Best Young Entrepreneur award for 2020 by the World Summit Awards, as well as a global award by the UN for his efforts with AirCare.

This workshop is implemented with the support of the Prince Claus Fund.