NEWS: 25-31st July

Slovenia

 

  • Slovenia took part in one of the biggest Pride Parades in the world, the so-called Christopher Street Day (CSD) in Berlin, for the second time. The basic motive of the Slovenian presentation was to promote the diversity of Slovenia from the perspective of tourism as well as in the sense of developing respect for everyone.
  • Let´s talk about baseball. From 25th of July to 30th one of two European Championships C-Pool is taking place Ljubljana. Read more: http://greekbaseball.com/2016/07/25/european-championship-c-pool-in-ljubljana-slovenia-gets-underway-on-monday/
  • The Global Peace Index 2016 ranked Slovenia as 10th most peaceful country in the world!

 

Slovakia

  • While the Bratislava Region belongs to the most innovative regions of new member states of the EU, Slovakia is again between average countries when it comes to the study of innovative performance of the EU states and regions published by the European Commission.
  • Do you want to discover Bratislava but don‘t like tradicional guided tours? During Brainteaselava City Game you will visit the most famous places in Bratislava, but also its hidden streets with peculiar atmosphere. Read more here: https://www.visitbratislava.com/news/unique-city-game-bratislava-city-centre/
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NEWS: 18-24th July

Slovenia

  • Alice in Waterland, acrobatic circus took place on 20 July at 8 pm on Novi trg square in Ljubljana.
  • Have you ever thought about paddle boarding? There is this new tour to explore the sights and sounds of Ljubljana in a unique way… Ljubljana is definitely one of the first capitals in the world to offer travellers an opportunity to explore the city standing up on a paddle board venturing along the central river canals! Read more about that adventure here: http://www.traveldudes.org/travel-tips/why-sup-ing-coolest-way-explore-city-ljubljana/70453
  • Between 23 – 24 July took place the Prima Water Slide at the Kongresni square in Ljubljana. Tobogan, what an idea!

Slovakia

  • The reconstruction of the Slovak National Gallery (SNG) was interrupted in July and set to last until October. This will be due to the events connected with the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union between July and October in the nearby Reduta building in Bratislava.
  • Bratislava’s SNP Bridge is about to forecast weather in the future. Coloured lights will give information on rain, wind and sun. Yellow will signal sunny weather to come, red will mean windy, blue will warn of rain and green indicates a foggy day. The project can be launched in full operation in September.

 

NEWS from Slovakia and Slovenia (11-17th July)

Slovenia

  • Laško Pivo in Cvetje (Beer and Flowers) Festival took place between 14-17th of July. This was the biggest festival event in Slovenia.
    Read more HERE:
  • The Slovenian handball team secured a spot at the 2017 IHF World Men’s Handball Championship in France after the victory over Norway in the final stage. Good job guys! 🙂

Slovakia

  • Free rail transport for children, students and pensioners launched in November 2014 has increased interest in rail travel. Although the cost of free rail transport for students and pensioners was over €14 million in 2015, Transport Minister – Minister Roman Brecely does not intend to abandon the measure.  Costs.numbers are big, but free travelling with trains is still happening 😉
  • Slovak cyclist and current world champion in road cycling Peter Sagan won the 16th stage of this year’s Tour de France. Keep up the great achievement!

NEWS from Slovenia and Slovakia (4-10th July)

Slovenia

  • Ljubljana Castle will play film premieres throughout July. The open air cinema will be held there every night at 9:30 pm. While the opening night (7 July) has sold out,a film will be shown each night until 30 July. So hurry up and buy your tickets!
    You can find the program here!
  • The Cyanometer by Martin Bricelj Baraga is a monolith that measures the blueness of the sky and visualises the quality of air in the city. It is located at the Plateau Ajdovščina at Slovenska street in Ljubljana. It will be on the display until the end of 2016. It is an instrument that raises awareness on the quality of air uses green energy and open source technology. Isn´t it just amazing? Read more here!

Slovakia

  • Due to events connected with the country’s EU presidency, the Bratislava Castle – and all the Slovak National Museum’s exhibitions, permanent and temporary, placed there – will be closed for the public on the following days: July 11, 12, 14, 17, 18, 20, 24.
  • Critically endangered bird of prey nested in Slovakia. Ornithologists have confirmed that red-footed falcons are nesting, which are critically endangered here.
    Read more here!
  • Slovakia holds a state holiday on July 5, commemorating the arrival of Byzantine missionaries, Saints Cyril and Methodius to the territory including a part of current Slovakia in the second half of the 9th century. As of 2006 the country marks the same day also as the Day of Foreign Slovaks.

SLOVENIA in pictures: Erasmus edition p.5

Slovenia is attracting more and more tourists every year and their excitement is really contagious! That is why we keep asking our friends from Erasmus to share their best experiences and memories from Slovenia.

This time we will visit the country with Viktoria from Vojvodina and her friends. Let´s see what her best moments in Slovenia were like!


Excited to see more? Visit our gallery!

pictures by: V. Filka

What is up in SLOV:SLOV? (27th June – 3rd July)

Slovenia

  • Kekec days took place in Kranjska Gora. Events, performances, sports, recreational activities, thematic excursions in the fairytale land and creative workshops were keeping busy the littlest family members.
  • The international Ljubljana Jazz Festival is the oldest jazz festival in Europe.The festival predominantly takes place at the various concert halls of Cankarjev dom. The program looked like this: http://www.ljubljanajazz.si/index.php/en/

 

Slovakia

  • In a series of teachers’ actions, the Slovak Teachers’ Initiative (ISU) organised another protest march through Bratislava city centre on July 1, the day when Slovakia’s EU presidency started.