24 Oct 2018
The round table Language - Minority - Culture with Mojca Nidorfer Šiškovič (Centre for Slovene as a Second/Foreign Language) and Barbara Riman (Institute for Ethnic Studies) and the exhibition of parlour games and fonts developed by the students of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, University of Ljubljana in view of the anniversary of Ivan Cankar's death, on the occasion of the opening of the Slovene Studies at the The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka, Croatia, organised in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Zagreb,
at the World Festival of Ivan Cankar
IES is the successor of the Minority Institute, which in the period 1925–1941 functioned in Ljubljana as one of the first research institutions of its kind in the world, mostly dealing with the status of Slovenes in the neighbouring countries and of German and Hungarian minorities in Slovenia. In 1992 the IES became one of the first public research institutions in Slovenia and expanded its research focus to issues of globalisation, transnationalism, and contemporary migration flows. Thematically, the institute's researchers deal with diverse issues of immigrant integration, citizenship, inter-ethnic reconciliation, migration/development nexus, and more.
IES has participated in various international projects and has cooperated with diverse national science foundations (for example, Austria, USA), private and international foundations and institutions (for example, Open Society Institute, the American Joint Jewish Distribution Committee in Claims Conference, EUMC, etc.), international organizations (for example, UNESCO, UNDP, UNRISD, Council of Europe, OSCE) and EU institutions (for example, DG Education and Culture, Leonardo da Vinci Programme, 6th FP, etc.).