HOW CAN FESTIVALS AND EVENTS MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD?

As organizers of festivals and cultural events we have the opportunity to use our events as a platform for creating a better future. Festivals and events can engage an audience and tests new sustainable innovations for a future to come.

We want to investigate innovative ideas, new methods and key insights in making festivals a driver of a sustainable future. This is why Roskilde Festival is co-hosting this year’s GO Group Workshop.

At the Go Group Workshop we will explore how to use cultural events as a jump-starter for civic engagement and sustainable solutions. Together with some of the leading researchers and professionals in the event industry from all over Europe, the workshop will facilitate discussions and concrete ideas, in the following question: Together with some of the leading researchers and professionals in the event industry from all over Europe, the workshop will facilitate discussions and concrete ideas, in the following question:

  • how festivals and events can inspire youth democracy?
  • how festivals and events can meet a younger generations demand for change?
  • how festivals can be a platform for innovation in collaboration with universities?
  • how the history of festivals has developed as an escape or transformation of daily life?
  • how hosting events is an essential role in make a change?
  • how festivals are a place of both formal and informal learning?

Throughout the workshop, these questions will be fundamental in getting concrete suggestions of how to create future festivals and events that can make changes in the world.

All experiences, ideas and learning will be collected and distributed to all participants after the workshop. 

Practical info:
The GO Group workshop will take place in Roskilde on 5 October and 6 October
Participation fee: 239 EUR. Lunch and beverages are included in the fee

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If you have any questions, please contact Sif Brunemark

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About GO Group 

GO Group stands for Green Operations. It is an association of European organizations and companies in the festival- and event industry, working to make festivals and events more sustainable. Every year, members of the GO Group meet to develop new sustainable initiatives.