Cultural Diversity and Human Rights Service, Ministry of Culture
|Služba za kulturne raznolikosti in človekove pravice, Ministrstvo za kulturo|
|Maistrova 10, SI-1000 Ljubljana|
|Phone||386 (0) 1 369 5900|
|Fax||386 (0) 1 369 5901|
|Managed by||Ministry of Culture|
|Mateja Bošnjak, Head|
|Phone||386 (0) 1 369 5917|
It offers consultations and evaluations with regard to ratified international documents on minority issues, and works on the implementation of modern concepts of protection and promotion of cultural diversity. The Sector monitors the cultural needs of members of vulnerable minority groups, and assists in creating the conditions for the promotion and recognition or these groups within the wider society. It is responsible for implementing a special (co-)financing programme aimed at developing the cultural activities of both Hungarian and Italian minorities, the Romany community and other minority ethnic groups and immigrants in Slovenia. The Sector develops special measures due to the special cultural circumstances in which minority groups - not only ethnic minorities but also vulnerable and hindered groups - operate.
The office co-operates with domestic and international governmental and non-governmental expert organisations, including several research institutions, and with individuals, primarily artists who engage in the field of minorities. It also co-operates with the Public Fund for Cultural Activities of the Republic of Slovenia and with local communities with a view to facilitating the development of minority group integration programmes.