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SECRETS AND ATTRACTIONS OF SLOVENIA Project Leonardo da Vinci Partnership - Water for Life – Education for Water 1 st Transnational Meeting Slovenia-Austria, Maribor-Graz, 13 th -15 th November, 2008 Andreja Nekrep, Klemen Prah

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SECRETS AND ATTRACTIONSOF SLOVENIA
  • Project Leonardo da Vinci Partnership -
  • Water for Life – Education for Water
  • 1st Transnational Meeting
  • Slovenia-Austria, Maribor-Graz, 13th-15th November, 2008
  • Andreja Nekrep, Klemen Prah
  • University of Maribor, Faculty of Education and Faculty of Arts
part 1 slovenia on the map of europe
PART 1:SLOVENIA ON THE MAP OF EUROPE
  • SLOVENIA LIES IN THE HEART OF EUROPE
basic statistical data about slovenia
BASIC STATISTICAL DATA ABOUT SLOVENIA
  • THE COUNTRY AND ITS POPULATION
  • Area: 20.273 km2
  • Capital city: Ljubljana
  • Population:2.001.114 (30.6.2005)
  • Population density: 98,7 inhabitants per km2
  • Language: Slovene
  • Religion: Roman Catholic (82%)
basic statistical data about slovenia1
BASIC STATISTICAL DATA ABOUT SLOVENIA
  • ECONOMY AND POLITICS
  • Independence: 1991
  • Political system: parliamentary democracy
  • GDP per capita in 2004: 13.103 EUR
  • Inflation rate in 2005: 2,3% (annual average)
  • Currency: Slovenian tolar (SIT); 1 EUR = 239,64 SIT
  • Member of EU: 1st May 2004
basic statistical data about slovenia2
BASIC STATISTICAL DATA ABOUT SLOVENIA
  • EDUCATION AND SCIENCE
  • Four universities:
  • University of Maribor
  • University of Ljubljana
  • University of Primorska
  • University of Nova Gorica
basic statistical data about slovenia3
BASIC STATISTICAL DATA ABOUT SLOVENIA
  • GEOGRAPHY
  • Geographical division of Slovenia:
  • Alps: 42,1% of territory
  • Dinaric Alps: 28,1%
  • Pannonian Plain: 21,2%
  • Mediterranean: 8,6%
  • Climate: mostly Continental, also Alpine and Mediterranean
  • Average temperatures: -2C in January, 21C in July
  • Sea coast: only 46,6 km
central slovenian region ljubljana the capital city
CENTRAL SLOVENIAN REGION:LJUBLJANA – THE CAPITAL CITY
  • LJUBLJANA: 275.000 inhabitants
  • Ljubljana castle and the old town
central slovenian region ljubljana the capital city1
CENTRAL SLOVENIAN REGION:LJUBLJANA – THE CAPITAL CITY
  • LJUBLJANICA RIVERBANKS. Medieval buildings mirrored in the
  • river.
central slovenian region ljubljana the capital city2
CENTRAL SLOVENIAN REGION:LJUBLJANA – THE CAPITAL CITY
  • VIEW ON THE TRIPLE BRIDGE. One of the symbols of the city,
  • designed in 1929 by Jože Plečnik (1872-1957).
central slovenian region ljubljana the capital city4
CENTRAL SLOVENIAN REGION:LJUBLJANA – THE CAPITAL CITY
  • THE WORLD TRADE CENTRE building. Panorama of the new business
  • andTrade centre built in modern styles.
podravska region maribor the second largest city
PODRAVSKA REGION:MARIBOR – THE SECOND LARGEST CITY
  • MARIBOR: 134.000 inhabitants
  • Old town with square and Plague Monument
podravska region maribor the second largest city1
PODRAVSKA REGION:MARIBOR – THE SECOND LARGEST CITY
  • LENT – 400 year-old vine is thought to be the oldest in the world,
  • but still offers up its juice.
podravska region maribor the second largest city2
PODRAVSKA REGION:MARIBOR – THE SECOND LARGEST CITY
  • POHORJE (580 m)
  • GOLDEN FOX (women ski world cup)
gorenjska region triglav the highest peak
GORENJSKA REGION:TRIGLAV – THE HIGHEST PEAK
  • TRIGLAV – the highest mountain in Slovenia (2864 m)
  • TRIGLAV NATIONAL PARK – founded in 1906 in the area of the Seven Triglav Lakes,
  • while in 1981 it was extended and now covers 83.807 ha.
gorenjska region bled the jewel of the julian alps
GORENJSKA REGION:BLED – THE JEWEL OF THE JULIAN ALPS
  • BLED (501 m) – one of the most beautiful alpine holiday resorts and
  • Health spas.
karst region postojna cave
KARST REGION:POSTOJNA CAVE
  • POSTOJNA CAVE – Slovenia’s largest cave with stalactites,
  • stalagmites and pillars.
karst region postojna cave1
KARST REGION:POSTOJNA CAVE
  • PROTEUS ANGUINUS – the proteus or olm, known locally as
  • ‘human fish’. This endemic animal is considered to be a
  • trademark of Slovene speleology.
karst region the lipizzaner horse
KARST REGION:THE LIPIZZANER HORSE
  • THE NOBLE LIPIZZANER HORSE – originated in Lipica, where
  • the stud farm was established in 1580.
coast region the port of koper
COAST REGION:THE PORT OF KOPER
  • KOPER – the largest coastal town and Slovenia’s only
  • commercial port. Despite industrial growth it has preserved
  • its old centre untouched.
coast region se ovlje salt pans
COAST REGION:SEČOVLJE SALT-PANS
  • THE SEČOVLJE SALT-PANS still produce salt using traditional methods.
  • Part of the area has been designated as a nature reserve and
  • ornithologists have recorded over 150 different species of bird here.
cuisine potica a pastry for festive occasions
CUISINE:POTICA – A PASTRY FOR FESTIVE OCCASIONS
  • This excellent, original, almost sculptured cake is a Slovene
  • speciality. The recipes are a kind of family secret, passing from
  • generation to generation like folk songs.
ethnology beehive
ETHNOLOGY:BEEHIVE
  • Painted beehive panels - unique in the world. Honey production
  • hasa long tradition in Slovenia. At the end of the 18th century the
  • Vienna court apiarist, Slovene Anton Janša, bred a native species of
  • Carniolian bee.
ethnology the toplar hayrack
ETHNOLOGY:THE ‘TOPLAR’ HAYRACK
  • A special feature of the land is the
  • hayrack, a simple wooden construction
  • for drying hay. Some thirty different
  • types can be distinguished by their
  • construction, most of them found only in
  • Slovenia.
ethnology kurent carnival spirit
ETHNOLOGY:KURENT – CARNIVAL SPIRIT
  • Kurent, a fearsome "Pust" (carnival) figure bringing
  • luck and abundant crops, comes from Ptujsko polje.
ethnology klopotec bird scaring rattle
ETHNOLOGY:KLOPOTEC – BIRD SCARING RATTLE
  • Klopotec - a wooden device for
  • scaring birds away from
  • vineyards. The “klopotec” that
  • can still be found in the north-
  • east of Slovenia is an original
  • Slovene product.
university of maribor member faculties
University of Maribor – Member Faculties
  • Faculty of Business and Economics
  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
  • Faculty of Chemical Engineering
  • Faculty of Civil Engineering
  • Faculty of Electrical EngineeringComputer Scienceand Informatics
  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Arts (established in 2006)
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Organizational Sciences
  • Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security
  • Faculty of Medicine(established in 2004)
  • Faculty of Logistics (established in 2005)
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics(established in 2006)
  • Faculty of Energetics (established in 2006)
study programmes faculty of arts
Study programmes – Faculty of Arts
  • Single-Major Pedagogical University Study Programmes
  • German Language with Literature
  • Slovene Language with Literature
  • Double-Major Pedagogical University Study Programmes
  • English Language with Literature and…
  • Philosophy and…
  • Geography and…
  • Hungarian Language with Literature and…
  • German Language with Literature and…
  • Slovene Language with Literature and…
  • Sociology and…
  • History and…
  • Pedagogy and…
  • Single-Major Non-Pedagogical University Study Programme
  • History
  • Double-Major Non-Pedagogical University Study Programmes
  • Translation and Interpretation – English Language
  • Translation and Interpretation – German Language
study programmes faculty of education
Study programmes – Faculty of Education
  • Single-Major Pedagogical University Study Programmes
  • Elementary Education
  • Music Education
  • Fine Arts Education
  • Vocational Higher Education Study Programmes
  • Preschool Education
  • Trainer in a Selected Sport’s Field