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Alternative Ljubljana

10/10/2013

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A cultural association is developing an alternative way of presenting Slovenia’s capital city to tourists

The Bosnian Cultural Association of Slovenia has received ESF funding for a project to include ‘alternative sights’ into Ljubljana’s tourist offering. According to Admir Baltić, the Association’s project manager, Ljubljana is a richly diverse city and the intention is to offer visitors a ‘multicultural path' combining traditional Slovenian culture with the culture of immigrants, such as German, Italian and Jewish communities, and minorities coming from other parts of the former Yugoslavia.

The project also aims to boost social inclusion and reduce youth unemployment, through training young people in a series of courses and workshops. For example, training in how to make videos that can be used to help visitors and residents explore the rich history, architecture and culinary delights of the city.