Instituto Cervantes (IC) is a worldwide non-profit organisation created by the Spanish government in 1991. Its mission is to promote the teaching, study and use of Spanish as a second language and to contribute to the advancement of Spanish and Hispanic American cultures throughout non-Spanish speaking countries. Instituto Cervantes has established a network of over 40 centres in 27 different countries. In some of these countries the IC runs Aulas – reading-rooms that work within or in close co-operation with the local universities. In 2005 a Ljubljana office was opened:
Culture.si offers information on Slovene cultural producers, venues, festivals and support services, all in one place. It encourages international cultural exchange in the fields of arts, culture and heritage. The portal and its content is owned and funded by the Ministry of Culture and developed
by Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory.