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Cultural, scientific and technical cooperation

Cultural, scientific and technical cooperation

The commemoration of the Illyrian Provinces gave rise to many events: exhibitions at Ljubljana, called “Napoléon dit: Illyrie, lève-toi”, opened by the two Prime Ministers in May 2009, and “Sous les aigles napoléoniennes”, opened on 14 October 2009.

The French language in Slovenia, an OIF observer since 1999, is subject to a highly competitive context, but French language training for Slovenian civil servants was extended for three years through the signing of a new memorandum with the OIF (training for 300 civil servants), on 19 May 2010, by Slovenia, France, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie. The Institut français Charles Nodier will run this programme.

In the area of research, France is Slovenia’s leading European partner (and Slovenia is France’s fifth-leading partner), thanks to the Hubert-Curien Proteus partnership (120 bilateral projects funded since 1994, in particular with the Jožef-Stefan Institute), and framework agreements entered into with the CNRS, INRA and CEA.

Promoting French university courses of study is a key activity. France is the sixth-leading destination for young Slovenians studying abroad. There are 55 bilateral agreements between the three Slovenian universities and French institutes of higher learning.

Updated on : 04.06.10

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