Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Sarajevo
|Veleposlaništvo Republike Slovenije, Sarajevo|
|Bentbaša 7, 7100 Sarajevo|
|Phone||387 33 27 1260, 387 33 27 1250|
|Fax||387 33 27 1270|
|Country||BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA|
|Iztok Grmek, Ambassador|
|Barbara Beričič, First Secretary (Culture)|
|Bjelave 73, 7100 Sarajevo|
|Phone||387 (0) 33 251 795|
- 16 February to 17 February 2017
A lecture and literary evening with poet Barbara Korun within the World Festival of Slovenian Culture, organised in cooperation with the Centre for Slovene as a Second/Foreign Language, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana and the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Sarajevo, at Faculty of Philosophy, Museum of Literature and Performing Arts in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina programme
- 5 May 2015
Exhibitions by painters Aleš Sedmak and Lucijan Bratuš, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Sarajevo, at Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts Sarajevo, Gallery Roman Petrović in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina programme
- 26 February to 20 March 2015
A concert by the Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra featuring conductor Uroš Lajovic and violinist Lana Trotovšek, a concert by Nina Strnad and Oto Pestner with Big Band DOM (supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Sarajevo), MB4, a music project by Tina Mauko and Dejan Berden, and a concert by Jazz Club Gajo Quartet at the 31. International Festival Sarajevo Winter at Bosniak Cultural Centre, Home of the Armed Forces of BiH, Sarajevo National Theatre in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina programme
- 7 February to 8 February 2015
Concerts by the Symphony Orchestra of the Ljubljana Music and Ballet Conservatory, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Sarajevo, at Bosnian National Theatre Zenica, Vijećnica in Sarajevo, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina programme
- 4 April to 8 April 2013
Guitarist Nejc Kuhar and Prof. Andrej Grafenauer at the Sarajevo International Guitar Festival 2013, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Sarajevo, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina programme
- 21 March to 30 March 2013
The Gardens of Eden, a graphics exhibition by Lojze Logar in the framework of the Zenica Spring Festival, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Sarajevo, at City Museum of Zenica in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina programme
- 2 March to 21 March 2013
Guitarist Mak Grgić (Strumming Images), Katja Šulc (What is this thing called love – When music touches poetry), and Vesna Etcha Dvornik (Alpe! Alpe! - III. Absence) performing at the Sarajevo Winter Festival, co-organised in part by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Sarajevo, at Bosnian Institute, Chamber Theater, Magacin Cabaret in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina programme
Cultural cooperation between Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina is extensive. The legal basis for cooperation in the field of culture is the Agreement on Cooperation in Culture, Education and Science between the Republic of Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The embassy itself does not have funds available for cultural cooperation between the two countries. Such funds are available through public tenders by the Ministry of Culture, public tenders by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia with s focus on Western Balkans or tenders of the local municipalities.
The embassy promotes applications for the award of scholarships for the study of nationals of Western Balkans in Slovenia run by the Slovene Human Resources Development and Scholarship Fund.
The embassy also promotes public tenders for translations from Slovenian run by the Slovenian Book Agency.
According to the data available, the Slovene community in Bosnia and Herzegovina consists of approximately 5,000 people who are either Slovenes or have Slovene ancestry. The majority of them live in Sarajevo and some are actively involved in one of the ten Slovene associations spread around Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Slovenian language programmes
The lectureship of Slovenian language reopened in 2015 at the University of Sarajevo and is one of the 55 Slovenian lectureships active around the world.
The Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia organises and finances Slovenian language classes in Sarajevo, Tuzla, Banja Luka, and Prijedor. Every year there is large interest for summer school for Slovenian language in Slovenia, organised by the Centre for Slovene as a Second/Foreign Language.