Culture and education
Matej Andolšek, First Secretary
Phone: + 36 1 438 5600
Fax: + 36 1 325 9187
The legal basis for cooperation in the field of culture between Slovenia and Hungary is the Agreement on Cooperation in Culture, Education and Science between the Republic of Slovenia and the Republic of Hungary, signed on 2 September 1992. Based on this agreement, the Programme of Cooperation was signed.
The Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Budapest actively participates in organising a range of cultural events (literary evenings, week of Slovenian films, book festivals, concerts, exhibitions, etc.) and endeavours to present Slovenian cultural creativity and activity in Hungary to the greatest possible extent. The Embassy therefore establishes and maintains contact with numerous Hungarian cultural institutions.
A particular contribution in the field of culture is the two minorities – the Slovenian in Hungary and the Hungarian in Slovenia, which are represented by their artists in the broadest field of culture in both countries. In organising cultural events, the Embassy is involved in active cooperation with the Slovenian Association in Budapest and with the Slovenian minority in the Raba region.
The current program for cooperation with Bulgaria includes many areas: researcher exchange, common researches, grant, student and teacher exchanges at Slovenian and Bulgarian universities. The cooperation between the Academy of Sciences of Slovenia and Bulgaria is also fruitful. The Agreement on scientific and technical cooperation also contributes to vivid relationships in these areas. The two countries cooperate successfully in EU projects, too.
Slovene is taught at the University of Sv. Kliment Ohridski in Sofia at the Department of Slavic Studies.
Bulgaria is a founding member of Slavic Cultural Forum - an international organization, which has its centre in Ljubljana and is meant to strengthen to cultural cooperation between Slavic countries.
In December 2009 an artistic installation of the the verses of the national anthem of Slovenia by prof. Veliček Minekov was opened. The work of art was installed on the walls of G. S. Rakovski elementary and secondary school in the framework of the European Wall to Wall Poetry project. The Embassy carried out the project in cooperation with the Bulgarian Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the lector of Slovenian language at the University of Sofia.