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  • 20 Years of Slovenia in the European Union

    On May 1, 2004, Slovenia, alongside nine other Central and Eastern European countries, became a full member of the European Union. This marked the fifth and largest, as well as the most well prepared, expansion of the European Union.

  • Underway

    eGuide to the Greening of Higher Education

    Today we hear the phrases "green transition" and "sustainable development" at every step, but at the same time we see that the understanding of "green", "greening" and "sustainable" can be very different. In Slovenia, the basic starting point for understanding the "green transition" and "sustainable development" are undoubtedly the fundamental international acts in this area, which are also binding for Slovenia: the European Green Deal and the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, which are interconnected, but each has its own goals.

  • Underway

    Temporary control on the internal border

    Slovenia reintroduced temporary control on the internal Schengen border with Croatia and Hungary on 21 October 2023 as a temporary measure.

  • Government measures for flood relief

    The floods of early August 2023 caused catastrophic devastation across much of Slovenia. The Government reacted quickly and adopted measures to deal with the consequences. Comprehensive reconstruction will take time and will include measures to rehabilitate and upgrade infrastructure, as well as further assistance to those affected.

  • Underway

    Microelectronics-2: Semiconductors and Microchips

    Important Projects of Common European Interest, IPCEI) "Microelectronics-2" strengthens the EU Member States' capacity to build and enhance EU autonomy and resilience in semiconductor value chains, in which Slovenia intends to participate, as part of the national Recovery and Resilience Plan – Digital Transformation of the Economy.

  • In preparation

    European Common Data Infrastructure and Services

    The Ministry of the Economy, Tourism and Sport intends to implement the European Common Data Infrastructure and Services (IPCEI-CIS) project as part of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan, more specifically under the Digital Economy Transformation component.

  • In preparation

    European Infrastructure for Blockchain Services

    With the European Infrastructure for Blockchain Services (EABS) hub, an appropriate test infrastructure for blockchains will be put in place, contributing to more reliable cross-border, national and local services.

  • Underway

    European project Safe and Equal in EMErgencies - "SEE ME"

    The Administration for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief is participating as a project partner in the European Commission Directorate General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid’s project Safe and Equal in EMErgencies – “SEE ME”, on the basis of a grant agreement between the European Commission and the lead partner’s Ministry of the Interior, Civil Protection of Croatia, and the project partner’s Ministry of the Interior, Directorate for Emergency Situations, Montenegro.

  • Completed

    Plečnik Year 2022

    To mark the 150th anniversary of birth of architect Jože Plečnik, the Government of the Republic of Slovenia declared 2022 the Year of Jože Plečnik. The recent inscription of selected works by Plečnik in Ljubljana on the UNESCO World Heritage List represents a valuable international recognition for the protection and appreciation of architectural heritage important for humanity as a whole and at the same time a commitment to protect it even more diligently and to integrate it into contemporary life.

  • Completed

    Touring exhibition Plečnik's Ljubljana

    The multilingual touring exhibition “Plečnik’s Ljubljana” was created in 2017 to mark the 145th anniversary of his birth. It was designed to promote the architect’s legacy internationally and to support the nomination of Plečnik’s works for inscription on the World Heritage List. The exhibition has so far been a great success in the places it has toured around the world, from Madrid to Moscow and from Toronto to Sao Paolo. Set up by the Museum of Architecture and Design and the Museums and Galleries of Ljubljana – Plečnik Collection – under the auspices of the Slovenian Ministry of Culture, the exhibition will be on display in an updated form in 2022, the Year of Jože Plečnik.

  • Underway

    Strategy of Digital Transformation of the Economy

    The Strategy of Digital Transformation of the Economy determines how Slovenia will guarantee the transition to a modern digital economy in the next decade. By 2030, Slovenia will become a leading hub for advanced digital technologies in Europe and will be among the top three European countries in the Advanced Digital Technology Adoption Index.

  • Underway

    LIFE RESTART

    The project focuses on overcoming barriers to meeting EU recycling targets and achieving full implementation of the Waste Management and Waste Prevention Programme of the Republic of Slovenia.
    The project introduces an integrated set of complementary technical, digital, environmental, social and circular solutions to unlock the full potential of the programme, maximise material self-sufficiency and achieve increased circular returns in the waste and resource sector.

  • Underway

    Programme promoting Investment and the Internationalisation of the Slovenian Economy

    The Programme promoting Investment and the Internationalisation of the Slovenian Economy sets ambitious objectives and clear strategic and efficient measures for a 5-year period, from December 2021 to November 2026 that are designed to ensure the long-term competitiveness and resilience of the Slovenian export economy and attract sustainability-oriented investment.

  • Completed

    Slovenia's candidature for UN Security Council membership in the 2024–2025 period

    Slovenia is actively involved in addressing challenges to international peace and security within the UN, and is running for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2024–2025 period.

  • Underway

    The Recovery and Resilience Plan

    The Recovery and Resilience Plan (the RRP) is a national programme of reforms and investments to mitigate the economic and social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Slovenia and to contribute to the goals of the REPowerEU Plan to reduce dependence on Russian fossil fuels and fast forward the green transition. The planned measures will support long-term sustainable growth and address the challenges of the green and digital transition by 2026.

  • Completed

    Festival Europa Cantat 2021

    Between 17 and 22 July 2021, Ljubljana hosted the international choir festival Europa Cantat 2021, which took take place in a hybrid form due to the COVID-19 pandemic – with online and live events. The educational core of the festival took place entirely on the Europa Cantat online feed, on top of that, we were be able to listen to live concerts by international stars and top domestic choirs at Kongresni trg, Novi trg, the Slovenian Philharmonic and Cankarjev dom.

  • Completed

    The Mad Hatter`s Wardrope exhibition by Alan Hranitelj

    On the occasion of its second Presidency of the Council of the European Union, works by its most renowned artists will represent Slovenia. Slovenia hosts a retrospective exhibition of the internationally recognised costume designer Alan Hranitelj in cooperation with the renowned set designer Marko Japelj, who arranged an installation offering a glimpse into the artist’s wardrobe at the premises of the Council of the EU. The creations, which cross over from costume design to different worlds of art and combine seemingly incompatible motives, reflect the imaginary world of an artist committed to eternal beauty.

  • Completed

    We Are Living in Interesting Times, the exhibition of contemporary Slovenian fine arts

    The curator of the exhibition, the Slovenian Marko Košan, has prepared a selection of works by thirteen Slovenian artists who, in the midst of the present-day flood of visual images from mass media, are looking for new forms of painterly, sculptural and photographic expression, aimed at exploring new utopias of an (uncertain) future. The exhibition was opened by the Slovenian Minister of Culture, Vasko Simoniti, and the Chair of the European Parliament's Artistic Committee, Karol Karski. The exhibition, which was created in cooperation with the The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Koroška as part of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, will be on display in the European Parliamet and also on the website of the Ministry of Culture until the end of this year.

  • Completed

    Waterman ballet on Bled Island

    The premiere of the Waterman ballet on 1 July 2021 marked the start of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The ballet staged on Bled Island by Slovenian National Theatre Maribor, choreographed by internationally renowned choreographer Edward Clug and with original music by slovenian composer Milko Lazar was attended by representatives of the Slovenian Government and members of the College of Commissioners.

  • Completed

    Pioneers of Slovenian Modern Architecture – Fabiani, Plečnik and Vurnik – Forms for a New Democracy

    The virtual exhibition "Pioneers of Slovenian Modern Architecture – Fabiani, Plečnik and Vurnik – Forms for a New Democracy" is on display on social channels and on the website of the Ministry of Culture. The exhibition is complemented daily by one of the works from the rich architectural heritage of the great three Slovenian architects. It was prepared in cooperation with photographer Stane Jeršič and art historian Bojana Čampa. The exhibition is organised under the Slovenian EU Council Presidency.