Cultural experts and leaders meet in Porto Montenegro, Tivat, for the first Green Culture Symposium: Local arts practitioners and regional policy makers from the cultural sectors in Montenegro met with Alison Tickell from Julie’s Bicycles (www.juliesbicycles.com) and Paul Reeve from the Royal Opera House in London (www.roh.org.uk) to promote and raise awareness about environmental sustainability in the local and regional Creative Industries in preparation for the Green Culture Conference 2014.
Local participants included representatives from the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism, the Ministry of Culture, the Royal Theatre Zetski Dom, Bar Cultural Centre, the National Theatre, Montenegrin National Radio (RCG), City Theatre Budva (Grad Teatar Budva) and the Montenegrin Music Author’s Rights Agency (PAM).
The guests from London were also invited to speak at a regional Rotary Club meeting in Budva. They discussed the potentials and challenges of integrating sustainable development into the Creative Industries in the region, and identified what steps are necessary to begin this process.
In addition to meetings, they had a chance to explore Montenegro’s landscape for the first time, and were greatly motivated by the clear potential the country has to be a leader in regional environmental sustainability.