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Catch-up – YouTube link – BSS celebrates 30th anniversary of Slovenia’s independence

 

If you missed it yesterday, you can catch-up with  the BSS celebration of the 30th anniversary of Slovenia’s independence on YouTube. Here is the link:

https://youtu.be/Kqj6Q1aWojQ

The programme is free to everybody. If you wish, you can make a charity donation through this link. The proceeds will go to the Barka charity we support.

https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=ZY36WP8H5CYM6

  • If you feel in the mood of celebrating further, the Scottish-Slovenian Friendship Society will have their event on Friday 25 June 2021 at 6pm (BST)
    REGISTER INTEREST .

         They will have live music performances from legendary Slovenian singers to Scottish poets, quizzes and special guests. the Scottish-Slovenian Friendship Society have a great line-up to mark the occasion.

  • Slovenian communities around the world will also have open access to the content of the Slovenian national television RTV SLO, prepared specially to mark this significant anniversary.

And last but not least:

  • Lake Voices from Sedbergh of Cumbria are holding their own party this weekend, 26th and 27th June. This small town between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales is twinned with Zreče in Slovenia, and the Lake Voices are among Britain’s most talented performers of traditional Slovene songs. They party well! If you wish to attend, you would be made most welcome. Contact David Burbidge on davidburbidge@hotmail.com.

BSS celebration of 30th anniversary of Slovenia’s independence, 23rd June at 7 pm BST (8 pm Slovenian time, 2 pm Toronto time)

30 years ago, Slovenia declared independence from ex-Yugoslavia, and immediately had to fight a 10-day war for survival.

Please join the British-Slovene Society on Zoom in celebrating the anniversary.

We have prepared a lively and colourful programme of entertainment and information for you.

After the programme we will have time to talk with each other in chat rooms.

Date: Wednesday 23rd June 2021, time 1900 UK time, 2000  Slovenian time, 1400 Toronto time.

Thanks to Zoom, you can join in from anywhere!

Here is the Zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84922177599?pwd=Q3FnL0pPMENONHI3bFoyQmNCdTg3dz09

Meeting ID: 849 2217 7599
Passcode: Slovenia30

You can take part for free. If you wish, you’ll be able to make a charity donation through this link, which will also be displayed during the event. The proceeds will go to the Barka charity we support.

https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=ZY36WP8H5CYM6

We look forward to seeing you!

 

Referendum o spremembi zakona o vodah

OBVESTILO VELEPOSLANIŠTVA V LONDONU:

Državni zbor Republike Slovenije je na seji dne 25. maja 2021 sprejel Odlok o razpisu zakonodajnega referenduma o Zakonu o spremembah in dopolnitvah Zakona o vodah (ZV-1G). Odlok je objavljen v Uradnem listu RS, št. 84/21.

Glasovanje na referendumu se izvede v nedeljo, 11. julija 2021.

Vprašanje na referendumu se glasi:

»Ali ste za to, da se uveljavi Zakon o spremembah in dopolnitvah Zakona o vodah (ZV-1G), ki ga je sprejel Državni zbor na seji dne 30. marca 2021?«.

Državljane in državljanke Republike Slovenije, ki v Republiki Sloveniji nimate stalnega prebivališča ali se v času izvedbe zakonodajnega referenduma o Zakonu o spremembah in dopolnitvah Zakona o vodah (ZV-1G), to je v nedeljo, 11. 7. 2021 slučajno nahajate v tujini, obveščamo,

da bodo v nedeljo, 11. 7. 2021  med 9.00 in 17.00 po lokalnem času, volišča odprta na naslednjih diplomatskih predstavništvih in konzulatih:

GK v  Celovcu, GK v Clevelandu, GK v Münchnu, GK v Trstu, GK v Torontu, VP v Atenah, VP v Beogradu, VP v Berlinu, VP v Bernu, VP v Bratislavi, VP v Bruslju, VP v Budimpešti, VP v Buenos Airesu, VP v Canberri, VP na Dunaju, VP v Haagu, VP v Kijevu, VP v Kopenhagnu, VP v Londonu, VP v Madridu, VP v Moskvi, VP v Ottawi, VP v Parizu, VP v Podgorici, VP v Pragi, VP v Sarajevu, VP v Skopju, VP v Varšavi, VP v Washingtonu, VP v Zagrebu in VP pri Svetem sedežu, Vatikan.

V primeru, da v tujini stalno prebivate (izseljenci) in se glasovanja na diplomatskem predstavništvu ali konzulatu ne morete udeležiti, ali v primeru, da v vaši državi prebivanja ni predstavništva z odprtim voliščem, lahko glasujete po pošti, če to pravočasno sporočite Državni volilni komisiji pravočasno. DVK bo upoštevala le obvestila, ki bodo prispela na njihov naslov do 25. 6. 2021.

V primeru, da ste v tujini le začasno (zdomci) in bi želeli glasovati na diplomatskem predstavništvu ali konzulatu z odprtim voliščem ali bi želeli glasovati po pošti iz tujine, lahko glasujete, če to pravočasno sporočite Državni volilni komisije. DVK bo upoštevala le obvestila, ki bodo prispela na njihov naslov do 25. 6. 2021 do 24. ure.

Državljani, ki stalno prebivate v tujini in boste na dan izvedbe referenduma v Republiki Sloveniji, lahko glasujete na voliščih v Republiki Sloveniji (volišča OMNIA), če to namero pravočasno  do 7. 7. 2021 sporočite  Državni volilni komisiji.

Volivci obvestila o načinu glasovanja lahko posredujete elektronsko:

  1. Oddajo vloge z digitalnim potrdilom:
    https://e-uprava.gov.si/podrocja/vloge/vloga.html?id=5205B. Oddajo vloge brez digitalnega potrdila:
    https://e-uprava.gov.si/podrocja/vloge/vloga.html?id=5206

Podrobnejše informacije o možnostih glasovanja iz tujine so objavljene na spletni strani državne volilne komisije:

https://www.dvk-rs.si/index.php/si/kje-in-kako-volim/glasovanje-iz-tujine

Volivce prosimo, da upoštevajo lokalne ukrepe za zajezitev epidemije  COVID – 19 in se z namenom preprečevanja možnosti okužb odločite za glasovanje po pošti.

Notice of Annual General Meeting of the British-Slovene Society – Thursday 15 June 2021 at 5 pm

For members of the British-Slovene Society only:

Notice is hereby given that The Annual General Meeting of the British-Slovene Society will be held at 5 pm on Tuesday 15 June 2021 online via Zoom. Any member may join the session. 

      AGENDA

     Ordinary Business

  1. To receive and adopt the Report of the Trustees and Accounts for the year ended 30 Sept 2020
  2. To re-elect the following as Trustees, who retire by rotation and are offered for re-election: Marcus Ferrar, Simona Bennett, Andrej Ogorevc.
  3. To appoint a Secretary for the forthcoming year. Miha Košak has indicated his willingness to continue in office.
  4. To appoint a Chairman for the forthcoming year. David Lloyd has indicated his willingness to continue in office.
  5. To approve the Minutes of the AGM held on 9 June 2020.
  6. Any Other Business.              

Please confirm your attendance by email to: davidalloyd@btinternet.com. You will then be sent an invitation to join the Zoom session together with instructions. You may also receive BSS Accounts for the year ending 30th September 2020 and the Chairman’s Statement.

In case you cannot attend the AGM and wish to vote, please use the Form of Proxy: BSS-2021-AGM-Form-of-proxy

David Lloyd, Chairman  

Dated: 10 May 2021 

A conversation with Jelko Kacin on 25 May 2021 at 6 pm online

From the Slovenian Embassy in London:

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Slovenia’s statehood and marking the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the second half of this year, we are cordially inviting you to the second in a series of four conversations titled “Slovenia’s 30 years of Statehood: Experiences & Visions”.

Building a Resilient Nation: Lessons Learned

State Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, H.E. Jelko Kacin
and Chairwoman of Slovenke@VTIS, Ms Bojana Selinšek in conversation
 
Tuesday 25 May 2021 at 6.00pm BST
Online
Register interest HERE

The event will address the range of challenges we are confronted with, such as pandemics, economic shocks, security threats and political changes. It will look at how the continuous occurrence of these events is becoming the ‘new normal’, testing the limits of the coping capacities of the individuals, countries and institutions. In other words, testing their resilience

Jelko Kacin is State Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister acting as the national logistics coordinator for the mass vaccination campaign against Covid-19. During the Slovenian Independence War, he was the Minister for Information and Minister of Defence from 1994 until 1997. He was also elected to the National Assembly of Slovenia twice (in 1996 and 2000), and served both terms as a Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. He was a member of the Slovenian delegation to PACE and one of the first Slovenian observers in the European Parliament, as well as a member of the Convention on the Future of Europe. As a Member of the European Parliament he sat on the EP’s Committee on Foreign Relations, and was especially active on the Western Balkans affairs. As a president of the Liberal Democracy of Slovenia party, he was also a member of the bureau of the ALDE. Between 2015 and 2019 he served as the Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Slovenia to NATO. At the outbreak of Covid-19 in spring of 2020, he was appointed as the official spokesperson for the Government of Slovenia.

Bojana Selinšek is a Project Manager at Kheiron Medical Technologies, where they develop deep learning solutions for early and accurate cancer detection and are recognised for their exemplary standard of clinical rigour and trials in frontier science of AI in healthcare. By securing grant funding and managing key projects and partnerships, Bojana is bringing strategically important opportunities to accelerate the development, testing and evaluation of the most promising AI technologies. Prior to Kheiron, Bojana worked for several years in managing clinical trials for Oxford University and UCL. Bojana is passionate about improving healthcare and in general strives to leave a positive impact in the society. In line with this passion, she is also leading and contributing to many projects and initiatives at VTIS (society connecting Slovenians educated abroad) with the ambition to improve the exchange of knowledge and best practices between Slovenians abroad and their homeland. She also established Slovenke@VTIS group with the mission to empower women and address topics related to gender equality.

The series titled “Slovenia’s 30 years of Statehood: Experiences and Visions” celebrates our country’s achievements, and is aimed towards creating and discovering new visions for the future.
 
In a series of debates (online, hybrid events or in-person events, Covid-19 permitting) taking place throughout the year, it addresses topics connected with Slovenia, our partners and friends, and current world affairs. Each debate features two main speakers, based in Slovenia and the UK respectively, each with their unique experience and future vision.
 
We cover a range of topics from current political, developmental, environmental and economic challenges, focusing on how to increase resilience of our communities and effectively tackle pertinent crises like pandemics, how to manage climate change and economic renewal based on a green and digital transition, as well as education, innovation and artificial intelligence.

Organized by:

 

  

Izbor za naj slovensko inovacijo leta

Gospodarska Zbornica Slovenije vsako leto organizira Dan Inovativnosti. V sklopu le-tega poteka tudi izbor za naj slovensko inovacijo leta. Na pobudo Društva VTIS se od lanskega leta na razpis lahko prijavijo tudi slovenski inovatorji, ki delujejo izven meja Slovenije.

V naši skupnosti imamo veliko število podjetnikov in inovatorjev, ki z novimi rešitvami soustvarjajo prihodnost v kateri želimo živeti. Zato upamo, da se vas bo čim več prijavilo na razpis in predstavilo v Sloveniji svoje inovacije.

KAKO PRIJAVITI INOVACIJO NA RAZPIS 2021?

Najučinkoviteje bo, če si za začetek pogledate kratek video s predstavitvijo razpisa in nasveti kako učinkovito prijaviti vašo inovacijo na določen regionalni razpis ali razpis za priznanja za inovacije slovenskim podjetjem s sedežem v tujini in državljanom Republike Slovenije, ki živijo v tujini. 

Vaše inovacije bodo ocenjevali člani komisij na podlagi opisa problema in njegove rešitve, razsežnosti inovacije, opisa stanja na področju inovacije, zaščite inovacije, inovacijske ekipe, uporabnika, trga ter finančnih in trajnostnih učinkov. Skladno z metodologijo ocenjevanja bodo komisije dodelile različna priznanja in za nacionalno raven predlagala najbolje ocenjene zlate inovacije. Izbor najboljših inovacij iz vseh 13 regij oceni nacionalna komisija, ki podeli priznanja GZS za inovacije na nacionalni ravni.

PRIJAVNI OBRAZEC

Več informacij o dogodkih najdete na njihovi spletni strani in preko maila: ales.ugovsek@gzs.si

Politics of Metaphors in Action by Prof Jernej Pikalo (University of Ljubljana)

Tuesday, 11 May 2021 at 5:00 pm–6:30 pm, via Zoom, registration required:

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ssees/events/2021/may/politics-metaphors-action-covid-19-recent-slovenian-political-discourse

About the lecture: Managing of the covid-19 epidemics brought back to the Slovenian political discourse metaphors of “fight”, “struggle”, “strategies of fight”, etc. Concepts and metaphors, mainly from the military vocabularies, were introduced and rapidly started to dominate the public discourse. The discourse was used to set the stage for political measures Slovenian government took, that were relevant to covid-19, but also at the same time reflected new political agenda of authoritarian tendencies already seen in some countries of South-Eastern and Eastern Europe. The aim of the seminar is to analyse the concepts and metaphors used by actors in the Slovenian political arena, their ontological creativity and production of knowledge about covid-19. The seminar will focus on linguistic, communicative, and political aspects of creative use of metaphors.   

About the speaker: Dr Jernej Pikalo is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Ljubljana and former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Science and Sports of Slovenia. He was educated at the University of Ljubljana and the University of Warwick (UK) and has authored or co-authored four books and more than forty peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He has worked across disciplinary boundaries in international teams at the Bristol University, European Inter-University Centre in Venice, Bifrost University, University of Washington in Seattle and Hosei University in Tokyo. He managed and academically led projects financed by the European Union and Council of Europe, mainly on civic education in the global era, globalisation and governance. He is an active member of the Council of UNESCO International Bureau of Education and ITU’s Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development. His efforts to establish first global International Research Centre on Artificial Intelligence came to fruition in 2020. Being a keen runner and cyclist makes him appreciative of nature and his own limitations. Frequently contributing to Slovene media, he lives in Ljubljana with his wife and two children.

Summer course of Slovene for children on ZOOM

See below information about a course of Slovene for children (aged 10 to 14 years) of Slovene origin living abroad, which will take place on ZOOM between 25 and 31 July 2021. Organised by the Slovenian Ministry of Education.

Center šolskih in obšolskih dejavnosti in Zavod RS za šolstvo bosta v času od 25. do 31. 7. 2021 v spletnem orodju ZOOM organizirala Poletno šolo slovenščine, ki je namenjena otrokom in mladostnikom slovenskega porekla iz tujine (starost od 10 do 14 let). Pokrovitelj in financer šole je Ministrstvo za izobraževanje, znanost in šport RS.

Prijavna dokumentacija (Informacija o Poletni šoli slovenščine v letu 2021, prijavni postopek, pogoji in kriteriji izbora ter povezava na e-prijavnico) je objavljena na spletni strani Stičišče: https://www.zrss.si/mednarodno-sodelovanje/slovenci-izven-meja/slovenci-po-svetu-sticisce/poletna-sola/.

Rok za prijavo je 15. 5. 2021.

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