NOTE: Cultural organizations that engage in cultural activities of both Hungarian and Italian minorities, the Romany community and other minority ethnic groups and immigrants in Slovenia, are numerous. These organizations mostly engage in youth and amateur cultural activities, while the Culture.si database focuses on professional arts and culture. As the list of the articles is not complete, for the time being these articles are stored in the Depot. Below you can read the archival article. Please be aware that certain links and contact information may no longer be valid. For the up-dated information consult the Department for Cultural Diversity and Human Rights, Ministry of Culture.
In addition to the umbrella Coastal Italian Self-Governing National Community Koper-Capodistria, the Italian national community in Slovenia has established the Italian Union with the status of an association. This Union has established links with the Italian Union in Croatia, and serves as a material and cultural bridge to link with the parent nation and state. The Italian Union co-operates in several media programmes, in particular with the EDIT publishing house in Rijeka (co-financed by Slovenia) which publishes the weekly newspaper Voce del Popolo, the quarterly La Battana, the children’s newsletter Acrobaleno, and a selection of other professional literature, textbooks and manuals in Italian. The Union also co-operates with the Nova Gorica Arts Centre and Obalne galerije - Coastal Galleries in organising exhibitions in the framework of the 'Two Minorities Artists' project.