Slovenia presents the Presidency's slogan and logo
A month before the beginning of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU, Slovenia has unveiled its presidency's slogan and logo. The visual identity of the Slovenian Presidency reflects its guiding principle, priorities and objectives under the slogan "Together. Resilient. Europe."
Together. Resilient. Europe.
The slogan was selected as a response to the challenges faced by the European Union and to questions about its future development that will be at the heart of the debate on the future of Europe. The Slovenian Presidency will strive to actively contribute to strengthening the EU's resilience to health, economic, energy, climate and cyber crises. Working together, supporting each other and acting in solidarity for the good of each and every European citizen will be key to strengthening the EU’s resilience. All this is incorporated in the slogan "Together. Resilient. Europe.".
The logo symbolises the connection between Slovenia and the European Union.
The logo of the Slovenian Presidency, which was developed in cooperation between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia and the Government Communication Office, holds many layers of symbolism.
The ribbon is in the colours of the Slovenian flag and in the shape of Mount Triglav, Slovenia’s national symbol, which represents Slovenia as a sovereign and independent state and a firm member of the European Union. It also symbolises the ups and downs in the development of the European Union. It is because of respect for the fundamental European values and everyone's persistent efforts for the common good that the European Union rises after every fall and becomes even more cohesive and resilient.
Because the European values are the guiding principle of the Slovenian Presidency, there are seven gold stars of the European flag above Mount Triglav. The number of stars is not a coincidence. Seven represents the seventh stanza of Prešeren's poem A Toast (Zdravljica), which is the Slovenian anthem. The anthem's words call for dialogue and an open society, supporting the idea of integration and peaceful coexistence of all nations.
The Slovenian Presidency website is the result of collaboration between Slovenia and the General Secretariat of the Council.
On this occasion, Slovenia has also launched the website of the Slovenian Presidency www.si2021.eu, which has been developed in cooperation with the General Secretariat of the Council. This is a new project, since, in the past, every member state holding the presidency created its own presidency website. A few years ago, several member states, including Slovenia, proposed that the General Secretariat of the Council, in cooperation with the member state holding the Council presidency, should set up a single website for member states holding the presidency. Slovenia is the first to use this joint solution.On the website, you can find key information about the Slovenian Presidency, from news to press releases, the calendar of events and priorities to information for the media and interesting facts about Slovenia. Sign up for the newsletter of the Slovenian Presidency to receive information about the work, events, decisions and achievements of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU.Journalists and other media representatives who intend to attend events held under the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU in person or watch them online can apply for permanent accreditation.
Active on social media
Special profiles of the Slovenian Presidency EU2021SI will be created on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, as was the practice in other member states holding the presidency. They will become active at the end of June and will provide information on current events and allow you to take a look behind the scenes of the Slovenian Presidency.
Live at Brdo pri Kranju
Because of the current uncertain situation regarding COVID-19, Slovenia has done everything necessary to prepare for events to take place in person or online. Distinguished guests will be welcomed at the Brdo Estate, which is home to one of the most modern centres for holding state, business and other events in Slovenia. The other main venues will be Ljubljana, Bled, Portorož, Maribor and Postojna.