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“Young Women Ambassadors” - second event

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The second event of the “Young Women Ambassadors” project organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs took place today in Ljubljana. Female students gained insight into the work of the police and the Ministry of the Interior, with a special focus on border protection measures, migration control and international cooperation. They also became acquainted with the educational system in Slovenia and the opportunities available to them in their future education and careers.

The students, accompanied by State Secretary Simona Leskovar, and their mentors, Ambassadors Nataša Prah and Tanja Miškova, visited the Ministry of the Interior, where they were addressed by Minister Boštjan Poklukar and Director General of the Police Tatjana Bobnar. Minister Poklukar described the work of the Ministry and its tasks and main challenges. Director General Bobnar and her two female colleagues outlined some of the key tasks of the Police, including the engagement of police representatives in international missions and organisations.

Minister of Education, Science and Sport Dr Jernej Pikalo informed the participants of the numerous opportunities available to secondary and post-secondary education students, including international exchange programmes, when planning their future career paths.

The participants in the “Young Women Ambassadors” project, which is carried out under the auspices of State Secretary Simona Leskovar and under the mentorship of women ambassadors, and is aimed at acquainting female students with the role and activities of women in foreign affairs and international relations, were also addressed by Dr Anja Kopač, State Secretary at the Office of the Slovenian Prime Minister.