The monograph “On the path of craftsmen along the Slovenian-Croatian border” is a result of Interreg 3A project “Old crafts- New Attractions”. The project focused on documenting, research and development of traditional crafts and technologies along the Slovene – Croatian border. The project team organized an international congress on cultural heritage and tourism, focusing on handcrafts; they conducted various field workshops, trainings and exhibitions. The two regional centers of traditional crafts (Ptuj, Kumrovec) were established; a book on handcrafts in three languages was published.
F.27 Contribution to preserving/protecting natural and cultural heritageCOBISS.SI-ID: 61027841
The symposium was organized by the Department of Geography, UL with the co-operation of The Association of Geographers in Slovenia as well as with the Ministry of Environment and Space and the Governmental Office for Self Government and Regional Policy (28th of November 2008). Within the plenary session the presentation of the project results “Sustainable development of protected areas– an integrated approach and the active role of the state” was followed by the discussion and focused on the possibilities of the sustainable development in protected areas.
B.01 Organiser of a scientific meetingCOBISS.SI-ID: 37959522
From 2009 the Department of Geography, UL is cooperating with universities from UK, Germany, Ireland, Czech Republic, Sweden, Netherlands and Lithuania. The main project objective is designation of interpretative model enabling researchers and regional key actors a better understanding and reaction to processes which are brought to rural areas by the globalization. The international team of researchers is cooperating with the stakeholders and researchers on a national and regional level with the goal to upgrade the knowledge and to form recommendations for regional development strategies.
D.01 Chairing over/coordinating (international and national) projectsCOBISS.SI-ID: 42117218
In academic year 2008/09 the student research work (Department of Geography, UL) at course Environmental protection, was focused in environmental aspects of sustainable development in Spodnje Podravje (the environmental state and environmental assessment of settlements, traffic and chosen businesses as well as tourism). Second stress was on the evaluation of farming in the area with the emphasis on environmental and spatial aspect. The results of the work were presented in public at Ptuj (28/5/2009) as well as in two printed elaborates.
D.10 Educational activitiesCOBISS.SI-ID: 40828002
Slovenian rural areas are characterised by continuous long-term underdeveloped entrepreneurship. The paper analyses two forms of entrepreneurship in rural areas: traditional small-size entrepreneurship (three rural case study areas) and the phenomenon of business zones in Slovenian rural areas – they are supposed to introduce new working places, fresh capital investments and therefore bring new impulses for rural areas revitalisation. For rural areas of former Yugoslav republics (confronting with enormous structural problems and integration to EU) Slovenian experiences could be of use.
B.03 Paper at an international scientific conferenceCOBISS.SI-ID: 41786722