Slovenia

The city of Ptuj in Northeastern Slovenia celebrates the Mediterranean

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A photo the Youth local band INSTRUMENTAL.KO who performed next of following musicians and bands: Ali R Taha, LAGANINA,  KUD ART URBANA, Mahmoud Al Khatib,

For the first time, the city of Ptuj in Northeastern Slovenia celebrated “the Mediterranean day” on 28.11.2022 as part of the Anna Lindh Foundation “Celebrating the Mediterranean”. 

We are delighted that we hosted such an important celebration in Ptuj, aiming for a more inclusive and decentralised approach to celebrations and important events to take place equally in cities with fewer opportunities. 

The Povod institute co-organized the concert in cooperation with Bodi centre, the Municipality of Ptuj and the outstanding musicians: Ali R Taha and Mahmoud Al-Khatib, and the musical school: INSTRUMENTAL.KO, and two bands: LAGANINI and KUD ART URBANA"  with a magical touch of poetry by Abir Al Jundi. 

The audience described the event as a reflection of our unity through the power of music. "We celebrated with excellent music, songs and poetry reflecting the richness of the artistic scene in the Mediterranean region."

"Decoding Resilience" exhibition and workshop on 23rd of May in Ljubljana

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Announcement on website

The cycle of events will continue on the 23rd of May at 8 pm with the opening of the exhibition Decoding Resilience, which was created as part of the European BePart project. The exhibition is the final destination of a performative journey devised by Samar Zughool, Behnaz Aliesfahanipour, Safa Saad and Sammar Al Kerawe.

Samar, Behnaz and Sammar were cleaning passersby's shoes at various locations in Slovenia, conversing with their owners while Safa took the role of an observer. During shoe cleaning, they navigated the power dynamics by conversing on expectations from those who have the status of a foreigner or are otherwise confronted with the role of being a foreigner in this country. After cleaning, the artists accepted voluntary contributions and photographed the cleaned shoes. Later, the four artists transformed the shoe photographs into images and sketches, filled with statements and comments from their owners.

The artists decoded social communication through street performances by navigating power dynamics and connecting them to a broader aspect of international politics and geopolitics within the context of contemporary times. From a shoe in Koper to a shoe in the British Museum in London, the process of decoding was mostly focused on decoloniality.

In addition to the exhibition, the artists will host a workshop in the format of a public performative journey named Embodying Decoloniality, which will take place at the same location, from 5 pm to 7 pm. Embodying Decoloniality is a public performative journey that uses performing arts and dance therapy techniques to navigate and unpack emancipatory communication. The workshop is inspired by the novel “A Tree Like Rain” by Samar Habib and is part of the SAMA public performative journeys and Community arts series by Samar Zughool.

Sign up for the workshop through contact@cityofwomen.org.

The public performative journey will last for two hours and may host up to 12 participants.

Collaborators:  Samar Zughool, Behnaz Aliesfahanipour, Safa Saad, Sammar Al Kerawe

Free entry

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"How Can Intercultural Learning Contribute to Sustainable Living? A study case in Ljubljana, Slovenia".

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Disseminating and testing the outcomes of the case study with the public

In March 2022, the Anna Lindh Foundation for Euro-Med dialogue in Slovenia conducted and published a case study that documents on-hand practices of intercultural learning for sustainable living. The group who contributed to this case study come from different geographical locations and currently lives in Ljubljana, Maribor and Ptuj. 

Here you may have access to the study case:

http://povod.si/how-can-intercultural-learning-contribute-to-sustainable-living-a-study-case-in-ljubljana-slovenia-by-samar-zughool/ 

"Skuhna" a social enterprise for an intercultural society in Ljubljana, Slovenia

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People Celebrating

In 2012, Skuhna, a current member of the Anna Lindh Foundation in Slovenia, started their journey as a restaurant and a social enterprise led by migrants who live in Ljubljana to enhance open and intercultural societies through culinary arts, arts and cultural workshops.

Skuhna has always been located on Trubarjeva street in Ljubljana, which is a well-known street with its diversity. Sadly, due to gentrification and as tenants  Skuhna left Trubarjeva street in January 2023 with the increase in renting prices with the change of the owner. Skuhna had its two final events on 20 and 23 of January 2023; with great food and music workshops, Skuhna laid its intercultural and artistic legacy on Trubarjeva street in Ljubljana to move forward. 

Stay tuned and follow Skuhna's Facebook page and website to know more about their activities and a new location in the future. 

Skuhna often enriched our meetings with its rich and intercultural culinary. 

African Center of Slovenia

National Network
Slovenia
Address

TRZASKA 2, 1000 LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA
LJUBLJANA
Slovenia

Telephone
+386 590 203 18
Telephone (other)
+ 386 31 683 542
E-Mail
info@afriski-center.si
E-Mail (2)
ifadul@sfriski-center.si
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
1999
Fields of Activity
  1. International/Cultural relations
General Information
Structure: The African Center (ACS) is headed by the Chair and executive committee, voted by general assembly, which is composed of all the members of the ACS. Currently two people are employed full time, working on a project. Most of the activities of the ACS are carried out by volunteers and free lance contracts. Partners: ACS is a founding member of SLOGA, a platform organization for non-governmental, non-profit organisations that are active in the field of development cooperation, global learning and humanitarian aid. It cooperates closely with various Slovene NGOs. ACS has also close partners in Ireland and Great Britain, as it is currently working on a common project Budgetary yearly resources: approx. 60.000 EUR Sources: membership fee, projects, donations, co-funding contributions from governmental institutions (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) The main activities of ACS are focused on: projects, workshops, round tables and discussions, lectures and small publishing activity.
Mission and Objectives

The mission of ACS is to become an open organization, which will be recognized widely for its values and knowledge on African topics.
ACS wishes to secure equal possibilities in the society, respect for human rights, freedom, and responsibility for African immigrants.
In ACS we try to raise awareness about the mutual global connection.

Main Projects / Activities

ACS is currently conducting a EU commissioned project entitled: Images of Africa from an African Perspective, which is a Public Awareness and Capacity Building Programme that aims at raising awareness on development issues in the EU from an African perspective through the development and promotion of positive images of Africans and African countries and to build the capacity of African people living in the EU to deliver development education programmes focused on positive images of Africans and African Countries.
The project is conducted with two partners from Ireland and GB. In addition to the above project, ACS has conducted in the past several projects in the field of culture, youth education, music and theatre, development education and organized a number or lectures and round tables, focusing on promoting positive dialog, African culture, cultural exchange, mutual respect for cultural differences and tackling the issues of integration.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

ACS has very good experiences in working with partners on an international and national level. With these experiences as well as our stated objectives, we believe that ACS would be a valuable asset to ALF and could importantly contribute to the realization of its programmes.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

ACS would like to join ALF in order to enlarge its activities and exchange information and experiences also through cooperation with countries across the Mediterranean. We see a big potential in forming partnerships with ALF members. The ALF values and mandate for mutual respect of differences between cultures, religions, societies in general, as well as promoting the strong pluralistic civil society goes in line with the mission of ACS.

Contact (1) Full Name
EYACHEW TEFERA
Head of the organisation
EYACHEW TEFERA
Contact (2) Full Name
IDRIS FADUL

African Village Slovenia(Zavod Afriška Vas

National Network
Slovenia
Address

Celovška cesta 69c
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

Telephone
0038670542751
Telephone (other)
0038659840211
E-Mail
infoafriskavas@gmail.com
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
2017
Fields of Activity
  1. International/Cultural relations
General Information

The African village Institute Slovenia unites Africans living in Slovenia and everyone who is interested in African culture, history and the future.

Mission and Objectives

The mission of the African village Slovenia is to spreads knowledge about Africa and helps to get to know its culture,history, present and future. Promotes a positive awareness of Africa and helps in its development. To connect and strengthen relations in the African community in Slovenia. Bridging intercultural differences and thus strengthening social ties between members of the African community and their surroundings.

Main Projects / Activities

The African Village institute Slovenia is currently running an african cultural center (Afriški kulturni center) in Ljubljana the capital of Slovenia. Organizing themed evenings, lectures, presentations, festival, workshops and running the african festival in Slovenia 5th edition of (afriška vasfest).

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

African village institute Slovenia has a very good experiences in working with partners on an international and national level.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

African village institute Slovenia would like to join ALF in order to enlarge its activities and exchange information and experiences also through cooperation with countries across the Mediterranean.

Contact (1) Full Name
Daniel Nzotam
Job Title
President
Head of the organisation
Daniel Nzotam

Amnesty International Slovenije

National Network
Slovenia
Address

Beethovnova ulica 7
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

Telephone
00386 1 426 93 77
Telephone (other)
00386 1 426 93 77
Fax
00386 1 426 93 65
E-Mail
mateja.kurir@amnesty.si
E-Mail (2)
metka.naglic@amnesty.si
E-Mail (3)
amnesty@amnesty.si
Mobile Phone
00386 31 348 032
Mobile Phone (other)
00386 30 313 991
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
1987
Fields of Activity
  1. Human rights
General Information
Amnesty International Slovenia has been the main organization combating human rights violations in Slovenia for 23 years as a branch of the largest worldwide human rights movement. We are devoted to promoting human rights in Slovenia and combat their violations here and abroad. AI Slovenia currently has 7 permanent staff members, 7 board members and around 70 active volunteers. A democratic organization, AI Slovenia currently has a total of nearly 9,500 supporters of which 4,500 are members. Our funds come from subscriptions and donations from the Slovenian membership (70 %). Our budgetary resources are on avarage around 500.000 eur. Our purpose is to protect people wherever justice, freedom and dignity are denied. We investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilize the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world.
Mission and Objectives

Amnesty International Slovenia is an independent section of the movement, that follows the same mission as the global movement and implements it via tried-and-tested cross cutting methodologies (lobbying, campaigning, activism, media work, human rights education).
Amnesty International Slovenia is working for the protection of human rights and full access to economic, social and cultural rights in Slovenia and worldwide. This includes working against discrimination and to challenge impunity, for physical and mental integrity, women’s rights, and migrants and asylum seekers rights. Our work includes different activities for achieving results in the human rights field including campaigning, lobbying and activism.

Main Projects / Activities

The main activities of Amnesty International Slovenia are:
- lobbying national and international entities with topics concerning domestic and foreing human rights issues
- campaigning for different human rights issues in Slovenia and abroad(e.g. Roma discrimination, the erased case in Slovenia, the death penalty, poverty, women discrimination, child rights, for human rights diffenders and other relevant human rights topics)
- education (Amnesty International has been leading a Human Rights Education program from 1999 and usually carries out more then 100 workshops on human rights topic across the country per year, including more then 2.000 pupils and students in primary, secundary schools and universities)
- regular work with media regarding human rights issues in Slovenia and abroad
- foster activism (as a membership organization with more then 9.000 members and supporters and at least 70 active volounteers, Amnesty International Slovenia has different established networks for lobbying and campainging for activists, who are also included in the regular work and events of the organization).

Contact (1) Full Name
Mateja Kurir
Head of the organisation
Natasa Posel, director
Contact (2) Full Name
Metka Naglic

An opportunity for non-formal educators in Slovenia to attend a study visit in Milan "Women and Democratization" apply by 4th of April!

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Illustration by APIS institute, open call for youth workers

APIS institute in Slovenia launched a call for youth workers and non-formal educators who are based in Slovenia to attend a study visit in Milan about "Women and Democratisation" of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s; the deadline is approaching soon on the 4th of April 2023. 

The study visit is part of the project »Women's views on democratic transitions in the 70s. 80. in the year 1990«, the partner of which is also APIS Institute.

During the study visit, participants will visit different locations in Milan related to the "Celebrate Years", meet witnesses of the time, learn more about the processes of democracy in Europe and exchange knowledge and methods with colleagues from other European countries.

The project is co-financed by the European Union.

Find out more details and how to apply here. 

An opportunity for youth in Slovenia to volunteer in Greece. "Multimidia Volunteering" apply by 30th March 2023

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Illustrative Photo of Laptop. Source: PiNA

PiNA is looking for a candidate for an European solidarity corps volunteering activity in Greece in 2023, who will be working in the multimedia field.

Start date: 1st of June 2023
Duration: 7 months
Location: Thessaloniki, Greece

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION

The ‘Balkan Hotspot’ Project has been running since 2009, with more than 180 volunteers having been hosted by our organisation. The main activities of the project are related to Web Media. Through these tools the volunteers in cooperation with the youth of the local community will contribute to create and maintain a space of free expression and communication among young people, always within the context of the subjects, the principles and the goals of the ESC Programme.

ABOUT THE HOST ORGANISATION

United Societies of Balkans (U.S.B.) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Thessaloniki, Greece, working in the field of youth mobility, participation and promoting youth awareness of social issues. It was founded in 2008 by the initiative of a group of active young people who wanted to address the social issues which affect the youngsters in the Balkans and Eastern Europe.

The goal of the organisation is the promotion of youth mobility, youth involvement and participation, voluntarism and human rights.

They make it through:

  • Promoting the values of non formal learning, voluntarism, active citizenship and democracy for the creation of a better future for the European youth;
  • Involving minorities and immigrants into youth activities;
  • Building healthy cooperation bridges between countries in the area of the Balkans and Eastern Europe with the rest of Europe;
  • Using New Media and Citizens’ Journalism methodologies to encourage youth expression, to raise awareness of Human Rights and to promote intercultural dialogue;
  • Utilizing arts as a tool for the cultivation and expression of youth;
  • Breaking down prejudices and stereotypes among European countries and amongst youth.

Curious for more? Follow U.S.B. on social media:

Website: www.usbngo.gr
Facebook: facebook.com/usbngo/
Twitter: twitter.com/usbngo
Instagram: usb_ngo

ACCOMMODATION, FOOD AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS

Each volunteer will: 

  • receive three meals per day through a catering service that prepares the food according to their preferences and allergies;
  • receive monthly pocket money 5 € per day plus 5 € extra per day for the weekends, days off and official holidays of Greece (in these day the organisation will not provide meals);
  • be registered for the ESC insurance scheme Henner; 
  • receive a contribution to the travel costs (the amount will be calculated based on the travel distance of the volunteer);
  • be accommodated in a fully equipped building located in the city center (Anagnostara, 13) near the main bus and train station of the city. Each volunteer will share their room with one or three more people of the same gender;
  • receive a monthly pass for the local transportation. 

TRAINING DURING THE ACTIVITY

The participants will participate in the daily activities of USB, volunteering six hours daily from Monday to Friday.

During the volunteer experience, volunteers will:

  • receive a task related mentor; 
  • be offered a chance to take a language course;
  • develop multimedia knowledge and skills;
  • improve their digital skills and digital literacy;
  • have a chance to develop a personal project with the resources of USB;
  • receive the Youthpass certificate, the official recognition tool for non-formal & informal learning in youth projects.

The volunteer will be involved in activities:

  • Organisation and development of documentaries;
  • Organisation and development of the online magazine “Balkan Beats”;
  • Management of the website and its social networks;
  • Organisation and participation in special events and meetings organised by the project; especially during dates dedicated to EU or Human Rights;
  • Workshops organised by USB. The three workshops on Media (mandatory) plus the Creativity and Cultural Activities Coordination Workshops (optional);
  • Deliver workshops for the other volunteers as well as for locals based on their skills and knowledge;
  • Participation in some public events or festivals, such as the International Film Festival of Thessaloniki.

European Solidarity Corps volunteers will have the support of a coordinator (somebody in the hosting organization) and mentor (a friend to talk to outside of the hosting organization). 

Volunteers will take part in an on-arrival and mid-term training course organized by the National Agency.

PARTICIPANT PROFILE

The selection of the participants is mostly based on their motivation and personal interest in the topics of the project. Our ideal volunteer candidate is an open minded person willing to learn, to improve her/himself and to help other people. It is important to be ready to work in a team and to share daily life with people from different backgrounds. It is not necessary to have previous technical knowledge of multimedia. Although it is not required to have a high level of English, the volunteers need to have at least a basic knowledge of the language for their everyday communication with international and local people but also for their safety.

WHO CAN APPLY

The call is open to young people aged 18-30 from Slovenia.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Fill in the online application form, with attached your CV (name the file: name_surname_CV).

Deadline for application is 30th March 2023. For more information click HERE.

 

If you have a question, please contact us on terminal@pina.si.