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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

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The SDGs are a set of 17 global goals that the United Nations devised in 2015 to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all by 2030. End hunger, fight gender inequality, guarantee clean water or solving the problem of climate change, are some of the objectives of this ambitious 2030 Agenda. To change the world, the SDGs require that everyone, governments, the private sector, civil society and individuals, do their part. These objectives are the allies that we use from the organization of the festival to help build, together, a better world, in which no one is left behind.

Our commitment to innovation and development in the cultural sector is materialized in a sustainable development plan, where we involve all participants in each of the phases of the event.Despite the positive impact of recent editions, we are aware of the many challenges that remain to be fulfilled and we believe that sustainable innovation is the way forward.

  • Raise awareness about health issues faced by music professionals
  • Mental health workshops for musicians
  • Creation of the BIME CAMPUS program which includes specialized training and scholarships for 25 participants
  • Training topics related to the music industry
  • Gender equality in BIME Pro’s general program and fostering the presence of women in management positions in the industry
  • Key change: BIME PRO is one of the main driving factors in Creative Europe’s program that aims to promote the presence of gender minorities in the music industry
  • The main venue where the event is held, the Euskalduna Conference Centre and Concert Hall, is certified for renewable energy consumption
  • Directly hiring high quality personnel
  • Compliance with OHS regulations
  • The Euskalduna Conference Centre and Concert Hall has been certified by AENOR for occupational health and safety
  • The Euskalduna Conference Centre and Concert Hall has been certified by AENOR for registered accessibility
  • The Euskalduna Conference Centre and Concert Hall has been awarded the Certificate of Tourism Quality
  • The Euskalduna Conference Centre and Concert Hall has been deemed a sustainable building by the Green Building Council
  • Reduced prices for students
  • Free content distribution
  • Showcases: free concerts
  • Collaboration with educational centres
  • Integrating the city’s fragile economic fabric, which includes concert venues, into the event
  • Policy for hiring KM 0 suppliers
  • Reusing materials
  • Producing sustainable materials (certified and/or from recycled materials)
  • Separating and recycling waste before, during, and after the event
  • Streaming content online which reduces unnecessary travel
  • Paper free policy (unless essential) throughout the event
  • Plastic free policy (unless essential) throughout the event
  • Ensuring sustainable access to the event (via public transport, bicycle…)
  • BIME PRO is a conference for partnerships among Spanish Autonomous Communities and countries
  • AMCS: a symposium of Iberian and Latin exhibitions and conferences
  • The event always sets aside part of its programming for other industry organizations and holds a globally inclusive discussion