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Belgrade, Serbia

Do you want to learn more about how cities and local democracies can act as the main drivers of a green economy? Are you interested in alternative visions for growth and development? Then don’t miss the third edition of the Green Economy Congress!

Event Background

The world is undergoing radical transformations which is changing the fundamental values on which the industrial era was founded. Multiple crises caused by growing inequality and environmental destruction need an urgent and sustainable answer.

The economic parameters that measure growth and success are changing and the biggest assets today are knowledge and experience. With the expertise of academics working on a green economy, we are producing new forces to create a more just and sustainable world.

The Green Economy Congress is an annual interactive conference, which gathers participants from the local region and across Europe. Since its inception, it has intended to break the business-as-usual path, not only in the economy but in the wider society. It aims to build synergies amonth actors developing positive initiatives and to work on narratives that have a greater impact on public debates.

The previous two editions of the Congress were held in the Serbian Chamber of Commerce, with over 300 participants and speakers attending.

About the Event

The Green Economy Congress is a Green summit, organised by the Green European Foundation in cooperation with Networked and Group for Analysis and Policy-Making from Serbia.

2019 marks the third edition of the Congress, which will focus on the theme of “Municipalism: Economic Patterns for the Green Europe”.

This year’s Congress will address Green topics and ways to make the Green agenda and sustainable development an integral part of our future philosophy and actions. This comes with a goal of inspiring leadership among global citizens to enact change and innovative solutions to tackle key economic, social and environmental challenges. There will be particular emphasis on Green cities as leaders of Green change and local policies that stimulate holistic approaches.

The Congress is open to professionals, academics, NGOs and private sector representatives, as well as other interested individuals.


Day I – Serbian Chamber of Commerce (Terazije 23/ II floor)

11.00 – 12.00 Opening: Municipalism: Economic Patterns for the Green
– Žaklina Živković, GAJP/ Networked
– Liljana Popovska, North Macedonia Member of Parliament/ DOM Macedonia

12.00 – 12.10 Coffee break

12.10 – 13.15 Panel: Circular Economy Regional Perspectives: Challenges
and Opportunities supported by Balkan Green Energy News
– Ana Petrovska, North Macedonia Ministry of Environmental Protection and
Physical Planning, State Secretary
– Representative of Republic of Serbia Ministry of Environmental Protection (TBC)
– Representative of business sector from Serbia (TBC)

13.15 – 13.25 Coffee break

13.25 – 14.25 Panel: Green Finance Lab: Blockchain + Crowdfunding
– Vladica Jovanović, BRODOTO
– Ivan Bjelajac, MVP Workshop

14.25 – 15.25 Lunch

15.25 – 16.15 Lecture: Mapping ecosystems and their services: a challenge
in a fast changing world

Day II – Cultural Center GRAD (Brace Krsmanovic 4)

14.00 – 15.00 Workshop: Go Circular: Circular economy for municipal well –
– Milan Veselinov, CirEkon – Expert for Circular Economy

15.00 – 15.10 Coffee Break

15.10 – 16.10 Panel: Business Going Green: The Emergence of the
Cooperative Society supported by EcoTech HUB Serbia
– Tanja Basta, EcoTech HUB
– Nemanja Inno Energy HUB and Climate – KIC Serbia
– Nenad Božić, SmartCat
– Dušan Vukanović, ICT Hub

16.10 – 16.20 Coffee Break

16.20 – 18.20 Workshops
“Sustainable Fashion Roundtable – new policy & business model” Dunja
Jovanović and Marija Radaković
“Zero waste in Action: Reduce your environmental footprint” MIlja Vuković

18.20 – 20.00 Networking Party & Dinner

10:00 – 12:00 Visit to Nikola Tesla Museum


Participants can apply to take part via the Green Economy Congress website, where more information on packages and prices can be found.

You can join the Facebook event page for the Congress here.


Belgrade, Serbia

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