Spring Day at the National Parliament of Slovenia

By tradition, Spring Day campaign in Slovenia includes, among other events, a national gathering of students and teachers at the national parliament. This year, the participants were welcomed by Dr. Janez Potočnik, the European Commissioner for Science and Research, who addressed them through a video-message.

Organised on 15 May 2009, the event was opportunity for students to focus on creativity and innovation, by discussing and debating face-to-face with nine European ambassadors, two members of the European Parliament, president of the European Commission's office in Slovenia, a representative of the Ministry of Education as well as three members of the Board for European Affairs.
The participants

"Students worked in groups during the second half of the meeting" told us Magdalena Bobek, one of the event coordinators. "Finally one student from each group was chosen to give a short summary of the work in his/her group. After the meeting everyone was invited to see the display of the winning products from the national competition in computer science and robotics. The students were very excited to have had the opportunity of working side by side with Europe's decision-makers and expressed their desire to take part in a similar meeting again next year".

Dr. Janez Potočnik, the European Commissioner for Science and Research, encouraged the students to make a good choice for their further career towards a successful life.

More information (in Slovenian)

10/06/2009 by: Petru Dumitru