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PAST PROJECTS

Supporting green jobs

The project began in October 2013 and was concluded in December 2014. It promoted awareness, knowledge transfer and connectivity between different players in the field of development and green jobs. The understanding and knowledge about green jobs and raised awareness about the meaning of green jobs and their development opportunities were deepened.  It also comprehensively introduced problematic areas of green jobs in connection with the green economy. The cooperation and integration in organic farming, sustainable wood supply chains, sustainable tourism, waste management, social entrepreneurship, efficient use of renewable energy were promoted. The project was implemented by Umanotera, the Slovenian Foundation for Sustainable Development.

 

   

More Europe, more Slovenia

The joint project of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia, the Government Communication Office of the Republic of Slovenia and the European Commission Representation in Republic of Slovenia entitled “More Europe – More Slovenia” enabled an exchange of opinions and presentation of proposals by different target publics, i.e. civil society, representatives of the economy and social partners, the expert public and political decision-makers. Based on these proposals, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will prepare material on Slovenia’s possible positions relating to the future of the European Union and Slovenia’s role in it, and which would enjoy the widest possible support of experts and the public.

 

     

Europe, my country

On the occasion of reflecting on the tenth anniversary of our Membership to the EU, we wanted to encourage citizens to participate in democratic decision-making processes. The purpose of the project was to mark the 10th anniversary of Slovenia’s accession to the EU, to inform voters about the importance of attending elections to the European Parliament as an opportunity to influence the composition of the new European Parliament and thus decide on the future of the EU, and to provide information which would encourage voters to attend the elections and make their decisions easier. Fifteen short television spots were prepared for the project which featured various opinions and experience on the changes brought about by EU membership in everyday and professional lives of citizens, and an interactive website with information on the elections to the European Parliament.

   

Young people and European elections

2013 was declared the European Year of Citizens in the EU; elections to the European Parliament took place in 2014. The project, aimed at secondary school and university students and civil society, highlighted the significance of active citizenship. It provided information about European electoral rights, and explained the functioning of EU institutions, particularly the Parliament, and encouraged citizens to attend the European elections. Workshops, round tables and conferences were organised in different towns as part of the project. The project was organised by the Association for Culture and Education PINA in Koper and took place between January 2013 and April 2014.

 

   

Slovenia reduces CO2: best practices

Within the project, “Slovenia reduces CO2: best practices”, with the subtitle “How did they succeed?”, the best national and international practices for reducing CO2 emissions were presented to Slovenian public. The project integrated different practical solutions which have been developed in recent years in Slovenia and Europe and which endeavour to mitigate, and adapt to, climate change, and establish a sustainable development principle, while also contributing to economic competitiveness and employment.

   

  

Europe Film Week 2013

Europe Film Week 2013 was held under the slogan, “13 Slovenian towns, 18 film stories, 1 Europe”. Between 5 and 12 May, cinema audiences in Ljubljana, Maribor, Celje, Velenje, Slovenj Gradec, Radovljica, Sežana, Izola, Nova Gorica, Ptuj, Trbovlje, Domžale and Krško were able to watch eighteen specially selected European films free of charge, including winners of the European Parliament LUX Prize, and winners from the most renowned European festivals, including Cannes and Berlin, and Oscar-winners. Europe Film Week 2013 also featured numerous other events, meetings and debates with film-makers, and creative workshops for children and young people.

   

EU events in Slovenia

Information for the general and targeted public on events in the European Union was disseminated throughout Slovenia. A diverse public in local environments with interesting events and topical issues was attracted and the citizens were informed about the European Union. The “EU SI TI” events, which highlighted the European Year of Citizens 2013, took place between 5 February and 11 November 2013 around Slovenia and included 15 Slovenian towns, 29 events, 100 experts, speakers and organisations, and over 10,000 Slovenian citizens.

 

   

Broadcasts on the importance of the internal market and a sufficient supply of safe food

The project concentrated on an individual, a Slovenian citizen, in different real-life roles and situations which deal with the rights and advantages of the common European agricultural policy, with an emphasis on safe food and the internal EU market. Televizija Slovenija (SLO3 channel) began broadcasting the programmes, “Slovenia and Europe. Slovenians Europeans” and “Fruits of Europe” in January 2013. The programme “Slovenia and Europe. Slovenians Europeans”, dealt with everyday issues of European citizens with regard to the single EU market, while the education and documentary series, “Fruits of Europe”, provided answers to everyday questions on the supply of safe food through people’s personal stories.

 

   

European Year of Citizens 2013

2013 was dedicated to the citizens of the European Union and their rights. An important aspect of European citizenship is active citizenship which particularly denotes the active participation of citizens and civil society organisations in community life and the co-designing of policies at all levels. The Government Communication Office of the Republic of Slovenia played a key role during the marking of the European Year of Citizens 2013. As the national coordinator of the European Year of Citizens 2013, the Office prepared a programme of activities in Slovenia in cooperation with ministries and other bodies.

 

   

   

Organisation and implementation of the Europe at School competition

The Europe at School competition is a popular school competition attended by young creators and their mentors from all around Slovenia. The topic of the competition in the 2012/2013 school year was the promotion of the European Year of Citizens 2013. The title of the competition was “As a European citizen, I have rights and opportunities - How well do I know them?” The Europe at School competition is held every year with a different theme and has been supported by the Government Communication Office since 2001.

 

   

  

Europe Film Week 2012

Europe Film Week 2012 was held under the slogan, “9 towns, 16 film stories, 1 Europe”. Between 5 and 12 May the programme of events celebrating 9 May, Europe Day included the screening of sixteen European films in nine Slovenian towns; the films reveal a view of Europe, its values, identity and European integration in different ways. Cinema audiences in Ljubljana, Maribor, Celje, Velenje, Sežana, Slovenj Gradec, Izola, Radovljica and Nova Gorica could watch specially selected European films free of charge, including winners of the European Parliament LUX Prize and winners from the Cannes and Berlin festivals. Europe Film Week also featured numerous other events, meetings and debates with film-makers, and creative workshops for children.

 

   

 

Information centre for EU affairs

Information and communication activities on European content took place between 2007 and 2012 at Center Evropa, the government’s information and press centre in Ljubljana. European thematic weeks, consultations and social events within “Social Europe” forum are only a few activities of the centre. The information and press centre also hosted events organised by ministries, diplomatic and consular representative offices, civil society and other organisers. The programme was launched to promote dialogue and critical discussions on topical EU issues, provide high-quality lectures, improve the utilisation of modern communication tools and channels, and organise innovative and recognisable events for general public.

 

  

  

Slovenian Presidency of the EU 2008 (1 January - 30 June 2008)

Slovenia had the honour and responsibility to preside over the Council of the EU in the first half of 2008 as the first of the new EU Member States. The Government Communication Office prepared and conducted the communication campaign. The Office also produced and maintained the official Presidency web site.

 

 

Introduction of the euro (2005 - 2007)

In the period from June 2005 until June 2007 the Government Communication Office conducted the communication campaign for the purpose of the introduction of the euro in Slovenia.

 

 

 

Accession of Slovenia to European Union

The Office was between 1997 to 2004 responsible also for a long term and complex communication programme on accession of Slovenia to European Union.

 

 

 

 

Accession of Slovenia to NATO

The Office was between 1997 to 2004 responsible also for a long term and complex communication programme on accession of Slovenia to NATO: