2 – 6 October, 2023

Representatives of the Association EPEKA, Soc. Ent., will take part in the round tables that will take place between 2 and 6 October, at the 11th Slovenian Development Days, this year complemented by the first Humanitarian Forum.

The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs is organising the 11th Slovenian Development Days in Ljubljana from 2 to 6 October 2023, with the first Humanitarian Forum to bring together Slovenian and foreign experts, representatives of governmental and non-governmental institutions, international organisations and academia to discuss topical issues and cooperation in the field of international development cooperation and humanitarian aid.

The main event with two high-level panels will take place on Monday, 2 October 2023, in Ljubljana. The morning session will focus on the challenges of development cooperation with partner countries, while the afternoon session will focus on humanitarian cooperation. The development panels will bring together high-level guests from the European Union, international organisations, the European NGO Confederation and representatives of the domestic expert community to discuss new visions and partnerships for development cooperation in a time of growing global crises and threats to peace, security and respect for human rights. In the afternoon, we will open the first Slovenian Humanitarian Forum. Local and international guests will present their experiences of humanitarian action in the field and suggest ways to strengthen Slovenian humanitarian actors to respond more effectively to humanitarian crises in the world, both alone and in partnership.

3 October will be devoted to discussions on private sector involvement in international development cooperation and the launch of the Global Gateway Strategy. As part of the Slovenian Development Days, the international organisation Centre of Excellence in Finance (CEF) will host the annual meeting of learn4dev, an international network of development organisations, at its headquarters in Ljubljana from 4 to 6 October. In the first week of October, we will also open an open-air exhibition with the faces of Slovenian development cooperation, which will be on display until mid-November.

The Slovenian Development Days are a key event for raising public awareness about the importance of development cooperation and humanitarian aid in Slovenia. The 11th Slovenian Development Days are organised by the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs in cooperation with the SLOGA Platform, the Slovenian Karitas and the CEF, and within the framework of the Bilateral Relations Fund of the Norwegian Financial Mechanism.