Europe day in Ulaanbaatar
On 14 May 2023, the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia, together with the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Slovenia in Ulaan Baatar, Dr. Bolormaa Batbayar, set up a tent for Europe Day at the main Sukhbaatar square.
During Europe Day in Mongolia, the diversity of European culture was presented through an exhibition featuring the European Union, its member States, cultural institutes, international organizations, student organizations, and European companies.
At the Sukhbaatar square, more than seventy booths showcased Europe's vibrant culture and distinctive charms, concrete educational opportunities to study in the EU, tourism destinations, and visa information.
The themes of its rich nature and the slogan "I feel sLOVEnia" presented Slovenia at the Slovenian booth. The EU Ambassador to Mongolia, Ms. Axelle Nicaise, the Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. G. Amartuyshin, and the Governor of Ulaanbaatar, Mr. Tumurtumuu Dolgorsuren, visited the tent. Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia Alenka Suhadolnik commented on the event and the Slovenian representation at Europe Day to the press.
Posters and an animation, "Back to the City," of a Slovenian artist Ms. Polonca Lovšin were presented at the tent, showcasing the Slovenian love for and tradition of beekeeping, which every 7th Slovenian practices.
The tent also held a strong presentation of Slovenian tourist destinations, where the Mongolian visitors could engage in a quiz game about its attractions, natural and cultural sights, and national sports to win awards made through sustainable production in Slovenia.
Three students of the Higher Professional School of Srečko Kosovel in Sežana, which traveled to the Mongolian University of Science and Technology (MUST) for a two-month professional practice, presented their work in the Slovenian tent at the Sukhbaatar square. Ms. Minea Vrabl presented her unique-style photography of Slovenia through an art exhibition of Slovenian landscapes, traditions, and customs. Moreover, she also presented a poster with a design idea of a greenhouse for extreme climates in the shape of a Mongolian "ger" to address the possibilities of increased self-sustained agricultural production of households in Mongolia. Mr. Juri Tenze presented his stonemasonry work through a stone tray made of karst stone, intended for meat serving, representing Slovenian stone design traditions. Ms. Alja Resman created a photo series, "Purity fading," for her engagement in Mongolia, which was also presented at the Slovenian tent.