Achievement concerns the Dictionary of Slovenian exonyms, published in our most distinguished collection of electronic dictionaries Termania. As such it is an important reference source. A Dictionary has been designed as a contribution to further uniformity of Slovenian exonyms, which can be added to on an ongoing basis and used to find information on Slovenian exonym usage. Currently, their use is not standardized, even though analysis of the collected material showed that the differences are gradually becoming smaller. The uniformity of public, professional, and scholarly use will allow completely unambiguous identification of individual features and items named. By determining the etymology of the exonyms included, we have prepared the material for their final standardization, and by systematically documenting them we have ensured that this important aspect of the Slovenian language will not sink into oblivion. The results of this research will not only help preserve linguistic heritage as an important aspect of Slovenian cultural heritage, but also help preserve national identity. Slovenian exonyms also enrich the international treasury of such names and are undoubtedly important part of the world’s linguistic heritage. In 2000, the following internationally recognized definition of exonym was adopted: Name used in a specific language for a geographical feature situated outside the area where that language has official status, and differing in its form from the name used in the official language or languages of the area where the geographical feature is situated. Examples: Warsaw is the English exonym for Warszawa; Londres is French for London; Mailand is German for Milano. The officially romanized endonym Moskva for Mockвa is not an exonym, nor is the Pinyin form Beijing, while Peking is an exonym. The United Nations recommend minimizing the use of exonyms in international usage. A Dictionary includes 5,044 of the most frequently used exonyms that were collected from more than 50,000 documented various forms of these types of geographical names. Every exonym is determined by thirty-four categories, sorted in seven groups. In addition to the basic properties of Slovenian exonyms (nominative and genitive forms, adjectival forms, their original form, language of original form), also their forms in the majority of major world languages (English, French, German, Spanish, and Russian) and neighboring languages (Italian, Croatian, and Hungarian), essential geographical information (semantic type, location, and coordinates), other attributes (adaptation type, standardization status, recommended usage, and their alternative forms) and their forms used in the nine most important Slovenian reference atlases (Cigale’s Atlant (Atlas, 1869–1877), Orožen's Šolski atlas (School Atlas, 1902), De Agostini Šolski atlas (School Atlas, 1941), Medved’s Veliki atlas sveta (Great World Atlas, 1972), Veliki družinski atlas sveta (Great Family World Atlas, 1992, 1996), Atlas 2000 (1997), Monde Neuf (2003), Atlas sveta za osnovne in srednje šole (Primary and Secondary School World Atlas, 2005), Veliki atlas sveta (Great World Atlas, 2005) and other sources are also provided. In the next-to-last field, an etymological explanation of their origin and meaning is added to the majority of exonyms, and the last column also contains various note of interest connected with them.
F.15 Development of a new information system/databasesCOBISS.SI-ID: 268673280
The symposium is dedicated to the regional development in Slovenia, where the focus changes from one year to another. In 2013 the symposium took place on October 24th and 25th in Rimske Toplice. Content wise it was dedicated to new programming perspective for 2014-2020, to rural development and to cultural heritage protection. The symposium was organized together with Ministry for economic development and technology, Slovene regional development fund, Regional centre for development Zasavje and Municipality of Laško. Altogether, there were more than 160 participants.
B.01 Organiser of a scientific meetingCOBISS.SI-ID: 269093376
Members of the Programme team are editors of the following scientific book series: 1) Geography of Slovenia (Drago Perko, Drago Kladnik) 2) Georythm (Drago Perko, Drago Kladnik) 3) Regional Development (Janez Nared, Nika Razpotnik Visković), 4) Natural hazards in Slovenia (Matija Zorn, Miha Pavšek, Rok Ciglič, Blaž Komac), 5) Geographic information systems in Slovenia (Drago Perko, Rok Ciglič, Matija Zorn). The Geography of Slovenia book series is the oldest Slovenian geographical scientific series. It has been issued from 1999 onwards. 23 volumes of the series with more than 5.000 pages have been published so far. The Georythm book series has been published since 2007. 22 volumes of the series have been published so far. Four monographs have been published in the Regional development book series, three in the Natural hazards in Slovenia book series and eleven in the Geographic information systems in Slovenia book series.
C.02 Editorial board of a national monograph
The programme leader is editor-in-chief and member of editorial board of the Acta geographica Slovenica journal which is indexed in SCI Expanded and Scopus. Being the leading Slovenian geographical journal it received the Impact factor in 2010. The journal was founded in 1952 and named Geografski zbornik/Acta geographica (ISSN 03734498). Alltogether 42 volumes had been published. In 2002 Geographica Slovenica (ISSN 03511731, founded in 1971, 35 volumes) was joined to the review. Since 2003 (from volume 43 on) the name of the joint review has been Acta geographica Slovenica/Geografski zbornik and has been published twice a year in English and Slovenian. All the issues (since 1952) are accessible on the internet: ags.zrcsazu.si
C.05 Editorial board of a national magazine
The project OTREMED (Tool for the Territorial Strategy of the MED Space) developed challenges and factors influencing the attainment of territorial cohesion and competitiveness of Mediterranean regions. Within the project a uniform approach to spatial and regional planning in the Mediterranean macroregion – or a tool for uniformly monitoring the area’s development challenges – has been developed. This tool – SDIMED (Spatial Data Infrastructure of MED) – is based on selected development factors and indicators. Despite its physical and socio-geographic diversity, the European Mediterranean area is facing shared development hurdles. The area’s geographical, economic, and political fragmentation hinders more harmonious and balanced regional development. The tools that the Mediterranean countries and regions use to resolve development challenges do not make it possible to monitor development and spatial patterns at the level of the entire macroregion, which the EU has defined in its territorial cooperation program in the Euro-Mediterranean area, also known as the Mediterranean Program.
D.01 Chairing over/coordinating (international and national) projectsCOBISS.SI-ID: 269314560