Small Bilateral Initiative of Association "Water Tower Art Fest"

Bilateral initiative facts

Association "Water Tower Art Fest"(BG)
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Study tour
Inferno Metal Festival(NO)
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Festivals, events and cultural events can have a negative impact on the environment and a negative footprint on the climate. Association Water Tower Art Fest in Sofia, Bulgaria and Inferno Metal Festival in Norway share their deep love for music, cultural events and the need for action when it comes to "greening" festivals and events. The project will lead to the sharing of good practices between partners and other stakeholders. It will also see events in Norway and Bulgaria adopt more environmentally sustainable practices, including waste management, recycling, minimizing energy use and

Summary of the results

Study visit to Norway to participate in Inferno Metal Festival; Organization of a three-day seminar in Bulgaria: The organizers of the biggest metal festival in the world had a huge success during the seminar in Bulgaria with a full house and interest of the audience in all the discussed issues. The continued informal talks until late at night proved the interest once again in such type of initiatives. Thanks to this initiative, the Water Tower Art Fest Association in Bulgaria has established new partnerships with a festival network from Norway, and received invitation for participation and concerts in the biggest Inferno festival in Oslo for Bulgarian groups. This is an opportunity to exchange and develop the topic of greening of the big music festivals, which in Bulgaria in particular is still an underdeveloped area.

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