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Creative Capital United

Creative Forum Ljubljana is organised by the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Union for the Mediterranean. Our Forum is the only platform that links the Southern Mediterranean and the Western Balkans through creativity. It provides capacity building, networking opportunities, room for debate and policy review. It is an advocate for and a catalyst of policy change that would create an enabling environment for the cultural and creative sector at the regional level.

While its first edition in April 2018 reviewed the regional state of affairs in the cultural and creative sector, this year’s Forum will set the ground for collective action. Under the title “Creative Capital United”, it is an invitation to unite our forces – regionally and sectorally from education to the economy and policy making.

Deep blue as a symbol of the Mediterranean Sea on whose shores we create, we impact, we make change. Nautical flags as a symbol of universal language to safely navigate our ideas to the desired ports. Join us! Start connecting with policy makers and creative communities from twenty countries!

Albania, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Montenegro, Morocco, North Macedonia, Palestine, Serbia, Slovenia, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey.

Creative Forum Ljubljana 2018 Report


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DAY 1 / 12 November 2019

(All participants and general public)
17:30 Registration and welcome
18:30 Warming up! Two inspiring keynotes:

  • “Something New from the South – Building the Creative Ambiance” by Jana Konstantinova (North Macedonia)
  • “The Inventor in You”, interview with Peter Florjančič (Slovenia)

followed by a networking dinner with DJ Sami Shehade (Palestine).

DAY 2 / 13 November 2019

(Creative hubs – by invitation only)
9:00 – 17:15 Tailor-made workshops for 20 selected creative hub managers to co-create innovative future projects: Creative Workers moderated by Eva Matjaž (Slovenia), Creative Hub Programs moderated by Relja Bobić (Serbia), Creative Hubs Policies and Financing moderated by Barbara Stacher (European Commission) and Cristina Farinha (Portugal).

(Creative entrepreneurs – by invitation only)
9:00 – 17:15 Field excursion to explore the most innovative local practices & exchange experience: Dobra Vaga, RogLab, Metelkova District, Kucha, City of Design, Donar.

(Creative Europe – by invitation only)
9:00 – 12:30 Creative Gathering of Slovene CCSs experienced in the Creative Europe EU programme with their selected peers from the region.

(All participants)
18:45 Alternative tour of Ljubljana
20:00 Reception at City Museum

DAY 3 / 14 November 2019

(All participants)
8:30 – 18:30 High-level political conference: policy makers speeches & panels, creatives keynotes & insights.

(All participants and general public)
18:30 Opening of BIO 26| Common Knowledge (Biennial of Design) at Ajdovščina Underpass. The evening will continue with BIO 26| Open Knowledge Night, a guided tour of the commissioned projects at partnering institutions of the biennial around Ljubljana, from 7 to 10 pm. BIO 26| Underground Music Hall, featuring independent Slovenian music labels with alternative means of sharing content, starts at 9PM at Ajdovščina Underpass.

DAY 4 / 15 November 2019

(All participants) Applications closed
8:30 – 14:30 Creative tourism study trip.

Speakers and Participants

Are you striving to unleash creativity’s potential for regional development? 

Creative Forum Ljubljana is a meeting point of policy makers, creatives, entrepreneurs, civil society and media. Join 200 participants from 25 countries and 3 different regions! 

Speakers and Moderators
Creative Hubs Workshops Participants
Creative Entrepreneurs
Creative Europe Participants


The Venue: Poligon Creative Centre



The Poligon Creative Centre is a training ground for creative communities and freelancers working in CCI. Since 2014 this pioneering Slovenian creative hub has co-produced over 1,200+ creative and cultural events, and hosted more than 50,000 visitors. So far 780 professionals from 40 different countries have worked at Poligon and just recently it was named the 3rd best coworking platform in the World.
Poligon is also an active member of the European Creative Hubs Network.



Please register by 31 October 2019.
(If you need a visa, please register as soon as possible.)


Please register by 11 November 2019.
(If you need a visa, please register as soon as possible.)


The high-level political forum on 14 November 2019 will be held in Slovenian, English and French. All other parts of the Forum will be held in English only.


Depending on the country you come from, Slovenia can easily be reached by air or land. The closest airports are Ljubljana, Trieste, Venice or Zagreb. We recommend booking an airport shuttle GoOpti prior to your arrival (There is a discount for Forum participants). If you need more information, please contact the organisers.


If you need a visa, make sure to mark this in the registration form. If so, the organisers will send you all the necessary information.


Ljubljana offers a wide range of different hotels and you are welcome to book any of them. A limited number of rooms have been pre-booked at hotels Slon and Park for Forum participants. If you would like to take advantage of the early-bird price, please book by 30 September 2019 and specify that you are coming to the Forum.

Best Western Premier Hotel Slon
+386 1 470 11 00

B&B Hotel Park Ljubljana
+386 1 300 2 500

+386 1 478 67 65


Republic of Slovenia - Ministry of Foreign Affairs       Union for the Mediterranean      GIZ

Strategic Partners

              Bled Strategic Forum         EMUNI

Associate Partners

Republic of Slovenia - Ministry of Economic Development and Technology                      City of Ljubljana               European Crative Hubs Network                                              KCDM                            Motovila     lushna