Milena Dragivecic Šešic is Cultural policy amd management professor, researcher, author, consultant and editor. She is the author of numerous books and studies translated in 15 languages. An international lecturer on cultural policy and management. Expert and consultancy work in cultural policy and management for European Cultural Foundation, Council of Europe, UNESCO, Foundation Marcel Hicter, Pro Helvetia, British Council, etc.
Cultural management, Urban and regional cultural development, Interculturalism and cultural memory, Cultural policy, mediation and conflict resolution, Media diversity and pluralism
Bosnian, Croatian, English, French, Russian, Serbian
University of Arts, Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
(available for freelance work)
University of Arts, Belgrade
UNESCO Chair holder - Cultural Policy and Management
Milena Dragivecic Šešic is Cultural policy amd management professor, researcher, author, consultant and editor. She is an international lecturer on cultural policy and management.
Former President of University of Arts, Belgrade, now Head of UNESCO Chair in Interculturalism, Art Management and Mediation, professor of Cultural Policy & Cultural Management, Cultural studies, Media studies. Commandeur dans l`Ordre des Palmes Academiques, 2002. Member of National Council for Science and Technology (2006-2010). President of the Cultural Policy Research Award (European Cultural Foundation, Amsterdam). Member of the Board of the European Diploma in Cultural Project Management (Foundation Marcel Hicter, Bruxelles), of Art & Culture Subboard of OSI (Soros network). Former ENCATC and ELIA Board Member. IUC Dubrovnik Board member (since 2008). Pro Helvetia Regional Board member (since 2008). Advisor to the Minister of Culture Republic of Serbia (2007).
She was a Lecturer in a various programs and universities: European Diploma in Cultural Project Management, Brussels; Moscow School of Social and Economical Sciences; CEU Budapest; I.E.P. Grenoble; University Lyon II; Iagelonian University Krakow, Jyvaskula university, Finland; Academy of Drama Arts, Cetinje; University of Buffalo, USA, Columbia University New York, University for culture, Riga; Music Academy Tallin; University of Culture Vilnius, ECUME, Dijon, University of Skopje, etc. Also, she was an external examiner for the Master Programme "Art & Media Management in a European Context", Utrecht School of the Arts & Open University London.
Milena published 15 books and more then 100 essays. Among them: Art management in turbulent times: adaptable quality management (with S. Dragojevic); Culture: management, animation, marketing (with B. Stojkovic), Intercultural mediation in the Balkans (with S. Dragojevic); Neofolk culture - stars and their audiences; Art and alternative; Urban spectacle; Horizons of reading, etc.
Her books were translated in 17 languages: English, German, Russian, French, Lithuanian, Hungarian, Polish, Macedonian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Albanian, Turkish, Mongolian, Georgian, Czech, Arabic & Chinese. Published also in Croatian & Bosnian.
She is an expert in cultural policy and management and has worked for European Cultural Foundation, Council of Europe, UNESCO, Foundation Marcel Hicter, Pro Helvetia, British Council etc.
Milena realized and developed more then 50 projects in cultural policy and management – policy trainings, strategic management & capacity building trainings etc, in SEE, but also Belgium, France, Finland, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania etc..
Milena is Civil society activist and participated in numerous public art projects and radical cultural projects and programs in the Balkans. In the present moment member of RUK - 7th February group, fighting for freedom of expression (freedom blocked by street mob nationalism).
She is an European networker, active within ELIA, ENCATC, IETM, ORACLE, BAN, Balkan Express, Mediterranean networks etc.
Milena is an activist in promoting links in-between Central Asia, Caucasus, Southeast Europe, Turkey and Arabic world (around the Europe links).
2002 Commandeur dans l`Ordre des Palmes Academiques - Ministere de l`Education Nationale et de la recherche (France)
1990 Doctorate Literary science - cultural studies - University of Belgrade (Serbia)
1981 Doctorat du 3eme cycle Magistratura - Cultural policy and management - University of Arts, Belgrade (Serbia)
1978 Sociologie de l`Education Populaire - Universite Paris V - Rene Descartes (France)
1976 D.E.A. Animation socio-culturelle - Paris VIII Vincennes - Department Theatre (France)
1975 Diploma in Organization of Cultural Activities - Faculty of Drama Arts, Belgrade (Serbia)
Dragićević Šešić, Milena & Gordana Ljubic Savin, eds. (2012) 50 years of Department of Management and Production at Faculty of Drama Arts Belgrade, Belgrade, Faculty of Drama Arts,
Dragicevic Sesic, Milena and Sanjin Dragojevic (2005) Arts management in turbulent times: adaptable quality management, Amsterdam, European Cultural Foundation, Boekmanstichtung, ISSN/ISBN:ISBN 10:9066500832
Dragicevic Sesic, Milena and Sanjin Dragojevic (2004) Intercultural dialogue and mediation in the Balkans, Sarajevo, OKO,
Dragićević Šešić, Milena (2002) Javne i kulturne politike (Public policies & Cultural Policies), Belgrade, PALGO center,
Dragicevic Sesic, Milena and Irena Sentevska (2000) Urbani spektakl, Belgrade, CLIO, ISSN/ISBN:ID -86586636
Dragićević Šešić, Milena (1994) Horizonti citanja, , Pont Beograd,
Dragicevic Sesic, Milena (1992) Art and alternative, Belgrade, Institute for the Theatre, Film, Radio and Television, FDU, ISSN/ISBN:86-82101-01-X
Dragićević Šešić, Milena (2011) 'Cultural policies, identities and monument building in Southeastern Europe', IN: Cultural Identity Politics in the (Post) Transitional societies , ISSN/ISBN:ISBN 978-953-6096-56-5
Dragićević Šešić, Milena (2011) 'Turning Power of Art Against fear and Hatred', IN: Building open Society in the western Balkans pp.59-63,
Dragićević Šešić, Milena (2010) 'Opening horizons: The need for integrated cultural policies in Arab World', IN: Cultural Policies in Alegeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia: an Introduction 227 – 262, ISSN/ISBN:978-90-6650-100-3
Dragićević Šešić, Milena (2010) 'Cultural Policy, nationalism and European Integrations', IN: To be from/out, toward redefinition of national identity 254-273 , ISSN/ISBN:978-86-912137-1-8
Dragićević Šešić, Milena (2010) 'Educational Programes in Strategic Cultural Management within the Regional Context', IN: Cultural Policy and Management (KPY) Yearbook 99-108, ISSN/ISBN:978-90-6650-095-2
Dragićević Šešić, Milena (2009) 'Toward Europeanisation: for a new ethic of national cultural institutions', IN: Kulturmanagement konkret: An anatomy of Arts Management 87-107, ISSN/ISBN:978-3-9811437-1-3
Dragićević Šešić, Milena (2009) 'Informal artists NGO networks', IN: Mobility of Artists and Cultural Professionals in South Eastern Europe 127-130, ISSN/ISBN:978-86-84159-18-4
Dragićević Šešić, Milena (2009) 'The Swiss Cultural Programme - operational challenges during the period of transition', IN: Re:construction, 10 years of the Swiss cultural program in Serbia 75-91, ISSN/ISBN:978-86-87913-04-2
Dragicevic Sesic, Milena (2008) 'Global cultural changes and its impact on curriculum development – University of Arts in Belgrade,', IN: Interference, interculturality, interdisciplinarity, the ethics of living article, ISSN/ISBN:ISBN 978-973-125-149-3
Dragicevic Sesic, Milena (2008) 'New learning strategies- peer learning as the method in the teaching cultural cooperation in Europe,', IN: TkH, journal for performing arts theory n. 15, january 2008, pp. 13 -21,
Dragicevic Sesic, Milena (2008) 'Obrazovni programi iz strateškog kulturnog menadžmenta u regionalnom kontekstu', IN: Organizacijski razvoj i strateško planiranje u kulturi: Grad Zagreb, Sanjin Dragojević i Tihomir Žiljak, Pučko otvoreno učilište, Zagreb str. 66 do str. 81., ISSN/ISBN:ISBN 978-953-256-013-0
Dragićević Šešić, Milena (2008) 'Controversies and challenges of media policy within cultural policy – conflict of private interest and public responsibilities', IN: Kultura. Rinka. Visuomene (Culture. Market. Society), Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis n. 50 329 – 350,, ISSN/ISBN:ISSN 1395-0316
Dragicevic Sesic, Milena (2007) 'Culture as a resource of City Development', IN: The Creative City: Crossing Visions and New Realities in the Region article, ISSN/ISBN:978-953-6096-42-8
Dragicevic Sesic, Milena, Svetlana Jovicic and Hristina Mikic (2007) 'Strategic Analysis of Belgrade Cultural System', IN: Proceedings of Drama Arts 11-12 277-318, ISSN/ISBN:1450-5681
Dragicevic Sesic, Milena and Sanjin Dragojevic (2006) 'Imagined or real divides', IN: Transcultural Europe: Cultural Policy in a Changing Europe 43 - 56, ISSN/ISBN:13:978-1-4039-9712-8
Dragicevic Sesic, Milena, Martina Bose and Brigitta Busch (2006) 'Despite and Beyond Cultural Policy: Third and Fourth Sector Practices and Strategies in Vienna and Belgrade', IN: Transcultural Europe 131 - 156, ISSN/ISBN:13:978-1-4039-9712-8
Dragicevic Sesic, Milena (2006) 'Shared Policies: The Future of Cultural Development', IN: Dynamics of communication: New ways and New actors 103-110, ISSN/ISBN:978-953-6096-39-8
Dragicevic Sesic, Milena (2006) 'Theatre, public space and city identity', IN: Theatre and Identity 21-48, ISSN/ISBN:978-9989-729-11-9