Republic of Slovenia • Around 2 million population on 20.273 km2 of area • Country in Central Europebordering Italy to the west, the Adriatic Seato the southwest, Croatiato the south and east, Hungaryto the northeast, and Austria to the north. The capital of Slovenia is Ljubljana. • Member State of the European Union from , 1. May 2004
Žetale • North-east part of Slovenia • Population: 1364 , 38 km2; forest industry, trade, repairs of motor vehicles and products of local consumption, civil engineering, viticulture, fruit growing • South-west part of Haloze, forest on 60% of surface, area of hills
Žetale through time In the past & today
Tourist association of Žetale • Local NGO established in 2001 • Symbol of the association – juvanov natresk – lat. Sempervivum juvanil
Hiking eco path (PEP) • Circural path, marked with the sign of TA Žetale • Marked cultural heritage • Lenght: approximately 3 hours of walk • Starting by Dobrinček pub, passing by an ecological farm, vine cellar and tourist farms
Vuk’s homestead • Typical Haloze small house: rich internal equipment, original wood-fired oven and straw roof material • Local authority of Žetale started with renewal of homeatead in 2005 and in 2007, and has been given in the care to TD Žetale • Equipped with collection of objects from local surroundings
Greeting tourism + “Chesnut” photo competition
Chesnut picknic • Workshops, pictures, literature on the topic...
Tour de Žetale • Organized a cycling event “Tour de Žetale” in the framework of a national cycling campaign “Slovenia is cycling” (Slovenija kolesari),May 2011
Youth exchanges • “Where does Europe start? Life along the Schengen border”, August 2010
Youth exchanges • “The Convenient Truth”- YiA 1.1, August 2011 • 30 participants from 6 countries • Topic: to learn more about the positive effects that voluntary work can have on the environment
Youth initiative • “Where are the paths that once existed?”, YiA 1.2 • TRANSFORM YOUR IDEAS INTO ACTIONS: Youth Initiative projects are set up and carried out by young people (aged between 15 and 30), giving them a chance to develop a project within their community lasting between three and 18 months.
European Voluntary Service • Accredited sending, hosting and coordinating organization • First volunteer hosted- 1.10.2011 – 1.07.2012 • Among the activities an English language course organized for the local inhabitants of Žetale A, b, c ....
Great nature • traditional food + drinks • tourist attractions • sports activities • … and the company of TD volunteers!!!