Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia The Hague
|Veleposlaništvo republike Slovenije, Hag|
|Anna Paulownastraat 11,|
|Phone||31 70 310 8690|
|Sanja Štiglic, Ambassador|
|Marko Štucin, Deputy Head of Mission|
- 9 June to 25 July 2018
A photography exhibition by
programme , supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia The Hague, at in ,
- 10 June 2018
A reading by children's writer , supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia The Hague, at in ,
- 15 April 2016
This Is It, Like It or Not!, produced by Glej Theatre, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia The Hague, at in ,
- 27 October to 1 November 2015
Embassy Art exhibition featuring works by
programme , and , supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia The Hague, at in ,
- 18 June 2015
A concert by the ensemble Bastra (Larysa Bauge and
programme ), supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia The Hague, at in ,
- 19 December 2014
A Christmas concert also featuring soprano
programme and tenor , supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia The Hague, at in ,
The legal basis for cooperation in culture, education, and science between Slovenia and the Netherlands was adopted in 1992 as a part of the succession of the former republic of Yugoslavia.
The embassy itself has limited funds to support activities in the field of culture, however, it has supported some events in the past. Such funds are usually available through public tenders by the Ministry of Culture or tenders by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For engaging with international art projects, residencies, and heritage from the Netherlands, the advice agency DutchCulture (former SICA) represents the countries' main centre for international cooperation.
Slovenian heritage and community
In 2009 Milena Mulders, researcher of Slovenian heritage in the Netherlands, published an impressive research entitled Met de buik het brood achterna. Mijn Sloveense geschidenis (Amsterdam University Press, 2009). The book reveals the lives of many immigrant workers from Slovenia in the beginning of the 20th century, mostly who worked in mines in Limburg, the southern province of the Netherlands. On this occasion, the embassy supported the Slovenian translation of the accompanying exhibition.
There are more than 1,000 Slovenians living in the Netherlands, in recent years the number of Slovenian-born immigrants increased in the Randstad area (Amsterdam, Hague, Rotterdam, Utrecht), most of whom moved there for study or for work. Along with smaller cultural associations (the choir Zvon in Limburg) there are two active associations in the community: Friends of Slovenia and Folk Dance Group Nizozemska.
Slovenian language courses
Since 2011 the embassy helps to coordinate Slovenian language courses in The Hague. Private lessons for Slovenian language are also available through other informal ways, especially in the university cities (student language exchange, etc.).
- Consulate of the Republic of Slovenia in Breukelen
- Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Slovenia
- Embassy of Slovenia in the Netherlands website
- Useful data on the Netherlands the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website
- The Search for Slovenians in the Netherlands by Milena Mulders, International Institute for Social History website
- Friends of Slovenia website (in Slovenian and Dutch)
- Leon Marc, former ambassador in the Netherlands, et al., Slovenia in the Netherlands - e-book, 2011 (in Dutch and Slovenian)
- Slovenija.nl website (in Dutch)