Thursday, February 21, 2019


Professor Milena Dragicevic Šešić, UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policy and Management of the University of Arts in Belgrade

New Cultural Policy Essential

Cultural policy is today often led routinely and without much imagination from the government and various levels of state bodies

Vesna Brzev-Ćurčić, Training Psychoanalyst and Supervisor Medical Psychology Specialist

Growing Up in Serbia

Young people are becoming consumers, resulting in less creativity and active participation in life unless it's creativity in solving video games and posts on social networks

Đorđe Milutinović, Štark Arena Advisor

The Promoter

Placido Domingo, Sting, Jose Carreras, Nick Cave, Nigel Kennedy, Tom Jones, BB King, Chick Korea, Paco de Lucia, Ray Charles, James Brown, Julio Iglesias, Leonard Cohen, Alicia Keys, Bryan Ferry, Joe Cocker… these are just some of the hundreds of foreign and local artists that I’ve had the pleasure and privilege of promoting in Belgrade during past decades working as the head of the Sava Centre concert agency and director of the Belgrade Arena

Nada Popović Perišić, Founder And Professor of the Faculty Of Media And Communication

Education Is Inheritance For The Future

However it may sound today, I’m still an irreparable leftist. However, I don’t see that which I believe in on today’s political scene

Radoslav Zelenović, Director of the Audio-visual Archive and Sanu Digitisation Centre

Culture Is a Finite Resource

This year marks half a century since I came to Belgrade. My path took me to the Youth Centre and Cinema Club Belgrade, a place where you could do a lot of things that couldn’t be done elsewhere

Simona-Mirela Miculescu, Representative Of The UN Secretary-General And Head Of The UN Office In Belgrade:

Keep Eyes Open To Possibilities

When the UN Secretary-General appointed me to lead the UN Office in Belgrade – which is empowered by him to politically support the countries of the region in their efforts towards improving regional cooperation and enhancing peace and stability – I didn’t know what to expect.

Johannes Irschik, Director Of The Austrian Cultural Forum And President Of EUNIC Serbia:

Cultural Exchange Based On Dialogue And Networking

Austria and Serbia have a lot of things in common and our relationship has numerous points of contact, be it on a historical, political, economic, personal and last but not least cultural level

Vera Madzgalj, Chief Executive Officer at BELhospice:

Doing Something Meaningful Feels Special

A year has passed since I received the great opportunity to lead the BELhospice team. Its been a special call and a great challenge, both in implementing services that improve the lives of cancer patients and their families and in establishing the first hospice in Serbia

Jelena Kovačević, Media Advisor To The Prime Minister:

Giving Up Is Not My Option

A month from now will mark exactly one year since I became an adviser for media to the Serbian Prime Minister. And that’s not just any Prime Minister, but the first lady PM in the history of Serbia. The start of her mandate, and thus my start in this position, was marked by a strike at Fiat. I didn’t have my team formed, I didn’t even know the number of my office, and I expected of myself, and Serbia expected of Ana Brnabić,for the strike to be ended and the workers sent back to work. In just one day, I had more than 96 telephone conversations. There were just too many, which is why I remember the amount.

Ann Pešić, President Of The International Women’s Club (IWC) And Irish Honorary Consul:

Respecting Diversity Through Cooperation

The International Women’s Club has been in existence for many years and has brought together women who are in Belgrade temporarily, either as members of the diplomatic community or for business reasons, and a number of local women who may have spent many years living abroad and have come back to live in Serbia and wish to keep those international connections