The Slovenia Times

Variety of Events Marking Europe Week


The EU House, the location of the European Commission's representative office in Slovenia, will host a series of workshops, lectures, stalls, food tastings, exhibitions and foreign language cafes.

Topics offered for discussion will range from food self-sufficiency to social entrepreneurship in rural areas to fair trade, while linguistic cafes will see participants debate food in foreign languages.

Those wanting to test their knowledge about the EU and the common agriculture policy will be able to do so by means of a fortune wheel.

Stalls set up for the occasion will offer protected Slovenian food products for tasting, cups of fair trade coffee and present interesting European food-related projects.

Young innovative farmers be showcased at an exhibition dubbed Agriculture Rules! in the atrium of the EU House, along with the 22 Slovenian products so far granted EU special status.

Youngsters will be invited to take part in EU flavours investigation to win an EU-detective-with-a-taste title and an official badge of the EU House.

Europe Week will open officially on Tuesday with a debate on safe and healthy food and its supply with the invitees including Agriculture Minister Dejan Židan and Ljubljana Mayor Zoran Janković.

Before concluding on Europe Day on Saturday, the festival will also feature European Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc, who will be discussing topical EU issues at Kino Šiška on Friday.

A series of events will also be held in other cities and towns, including the introduction to EU member states' wines and poetry in Celje and opinion boards in Prekmurje and Podravje encouraging people to write down what they like and what they do not about the EU.


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