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1ST REGIONAL ENGAGEMENT WORKSHOP

Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of Slovenia is as a Task Leader of a Task 2.1.: Widening and strengthening the transnational cooperation preparing its first regional engagement workshop, to be held in Ljubljana, on January 24th from 10:00 - 16:00 hours.

 


FINAL AGENDA (.pdf):


10:00 – 10:15             Welcome - Jernej Štromajer, State Secretary

10:15 – 10:30             Research and development in the view of 10 years after launching JPIs - Tomaž Boh, Director General 

10:30 – 10:45             JPI Climate and SINCERE project - Petra Manderscheid, Executive Director Central Secretariat JPI Climate

10:45 - 12:00              Introduction to regional involvement in climate science

                                      Slovenia: Andreja Urbančič, IJS: Climate Change Mitigation in Slovenia

                                      Croatia: Mladen Brnčić, University of Zagreb Faculty od Food, technology and Biotechnology;

                                      Italy: Silvio Gualdi, Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici

12:00 – 12:40            Lunch Break

12.40 – 12.55            JPI Urban Europe Case - Margit Noll, Chair of the Managemnet Board JPI Urbann Europe

13:00 – 15:15            WORLD CAFÉ

                                     (1) OPPORTUNITIES for countries to participate in JPI Climate (moderator: Petra Žagar, MIZŠ)

                                     (2) OBSTACLES & BARRIERS for Eastern European Countries to participate in JPI Climate

                                           (moderator: Giorgi Mukhigulishvili, World Experience for Georgia)

                                     (3) ENGAGEMENT and SUSTAINABILITY (moderator: Doroteja Zlobec, MIZŠ)
15:15 – 15:30             Coffee Break

15:30 – 16:00             Follow up of world café conclusions by each moderator

16:00 - 16:10              Define actions & Future activities & Conclusions (Doroteja Zlobec, MIZŠ)

 

After the workshop dinner will be organized for the participants.

 

 

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION:

 

The Regional Engagement Workshop will be held on 24 January 2019 in premises of Ministry of Education, Science and Sport (MIZŠ), Masarykova 16, Ljubljana.

Ljubljana is Slovenia's capital and largest city and it also happens to be one of Europe's greenest and most liveable capitals. Indeed, the European Commission awarded Ljubljana with the coveted Green Capital of Europe title for 2016. Car traffic is restricted in the centre, leaving the leafy banks of the emerald-green Ljubljanica River, which flows through the city's heart.

 


 

How to get to Ljubljana
Flying with Adria Airways to Ljubljana is relatively expensive but there are a lot of other options for you to reach the city. You can find below a list of airports close to Ljubljana. It is really easy and sometimes a lot more reasonable to take a GoOpti transfer or any other shuttle from these airports to Ljubljana to cut down travel costs.
Ljubljana airport (LJU) is the closest airport to Ljubljana City, however it is also possible to reach the city from:
- Italy - Trieste Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport (distance to Ljubljana: 90 km)
- Croatia - Zagreb Airport Franjo Tuđman (distance to Ljubljana: 140 km)
- Austria - Graz Airport Flughafen Graz (distance to Ljubljana: 190 km)
- Italy - Venice Marco Polo Airport (distance to Ljubljana: 230 km)

 

Traveling from Ljubljana Airport
- Shuttle transfer GoOpti: www.goopti.com (Online booking in advance: 10€ one way; transfer time 30-45 minutes)
- Shuttle transfer Markun: www.markun-shuttle.com
- Bus: The bus departures every hour on the hour and takes roughly an hour directly to the Central bus station, tickets are 4,10€. You can find timetables by choosing:
From: Letališče Brnik - To: Ljubljana AP: https://www.alpetour.si/en/public-transport/bus-schedule-browser/


Accommodation
Accommodation is to be directly booked individually. Nearest hotels to the Ministry and reasonably priced are B&B Hotel Ljubljana Park (https://www.hotelpark.si/en/), Tabor 9 (7 minutes by foot) – ask for renovated rooms.

Another one is City Hotel, Dalmatinova 15 (10 minutes by foot).

If those two are not your preferred choice, feel free to choose your accommodation in plenty of other hotels or apartments, since everything is within walking distance from the Ministry (meeting venue). Here are some suggested hotels:

- BEST WESTERN Premier Hotel Slon, Slovenska cesta 34, Ljubljana
- Grand Hotel Union, Miklošičeva 1, Ljubljana
- InterContinental Ljubljana, Slovenska cesta 59, Ljubljana

 

Miscellaneous Information
- Slovenia is a member of EU, and is a member of the Schengen area. Currency is euro.
- Electricity is 220 V. In Slovenia the power sockets used are of type F. This socket also works with plug C and E. If your appliance's plug doesn't match the shape of these sockets, you will need a travel plug adapter in order to plug in.
- Slovenia is in the Central European Time Zone (CET). Central European Standard Time is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1).
- Tap water is drinkable.
- Weather forecast: http://www.meteo.si/met/en/

 

Contact details:

Doroteja Zlobec; doroteja.zlobec(at)gov.si