NETA – New European Theatre Action
The International Theatre Network NETA (New European Theatre Action) was established upon the initiative of the former Macedonian Minister of Culture, Mr Blagoja Stefanovski, and representatives of the most significant international theatres and festivals across fifteen European countries. NETA, Europe's second largest theatre network, aims to advance theatre art, exchange experience and performances, as well as promote the distinctive national traits of theatre production. Its activities include the exchange of performances, artists, technical staff, experts and organisers in the field of theatre and festival production, as well as coproductions, publishing, international communication etc.
NETA is presided over by Mr Blagoja Stefanovski, its Secretary General is Mr Damir Domitrović Kos, and the Honorary President is the Minister of Culture, Media and Sport of Montenegro, Mr Branislav Mićunović. The Executive Committee, Theatre Board and Festival Board are the bodies by way of which NETA will develop and realise established activities and objectives.
NETA's registered office has beenat Ex Ponto Festival (B-51 Cultural society) in Ljubljana, Slovenia, since November 2007.
Every second year, NETA organises a festival which is held in various member states; the first was organised in Podgorica (Montenegrin National Theatre), the next one in Sankt Petersburg in April 2007, and the third in Trieste, Nova Gorica and Koper in September 2009.