The Digital Cities Project, organised by the British Council and the UK Government was presented at the Splendid Hotel in Bečići, which is also the official start of its realisation.
The aim of the project is to connect creative centres, hubs, startups, small and medium enterprises in the field of creative industries, technology and education, as well as local self-governments of the cities of the Western Balkans with colleagues and partners from Great Britain. This type of connection is at the same time the beginning of future cooperation and joint projects. The project was presented by Gavin Vesi, Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Montenegro and Larisa Halilović, Director of the British Council in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Director of the project “Digital Cities”. During a one-day conference, the participants had the opportunity to get to know more about the latest trends in this field and examples of good practice from the UK. A special interest was a lecture given by John Newbigin, Creative Director of Creative England and one of the pioneers in the development of creative industries.