INVITATION TO THE LOCAL ACTIVATOR IN NOVA GORICA

The May 1st Institute, in cooperation with the FES regional office for Croatia and Slovenia, is also organizing a series of educations and trainings in 2024, as part of the permanent "Local Activator" program.

ROUND TABLE IN MURSKA SOBOTA: SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC VIEWS ON KEY ISSUES (DOMESTIC AND GLOBAL)

The first Local Activator in 2024 was held in Murska Sobota on January 15, 2024. In the opening lecture, Dr. Anja Kopač presented the key principles and theoretical starting points for the design and implementation of social democratic policies. She placed special emphasis on the issue of stability and sustainability of the welfare state, and raised key questions about the necessity of ensuring justice within the solidarity system.

“THIS NEGATIVISM TO WHICH WE ARE DRIVING THIS COUNTRY IS VERY WORRIED TO ME.”

President of the expert council of the May 1st Institute, dr. Anja Kopač, was the guest of this year's Popkast podcast, which is prepared by the 24ur.com portal. With a former political companion, dr. Vinko Gorenak, touched upon and analyzed current socio-political processes. The podcast was hosted by journalist Anže Božič.

MAY 1 – FIRST YEAR

On December 22 at 5:00 p.m. in Maribor, the May 1st Institute will complete its first year of operation. Three evenings before this imperceptible anniversary, in the silence of my home kitchen, I wonder about the meaning of our work, about the contribution and potential of the institute, about our successes and failures, achieved and too high goals, and above all about how I experienced this year myself and how we made it designed together with colleagues - for better and for worse.

IS THE EUROPEAN UNION ABOUT TO BREAK UP?

Maribor, December 22, 2023 - On Friday, December 22, 2023, a round table will be held with the title "Dissolution of the European Union - Europe's conflicts in the conflicts of the world." The event will take place between 17:00 and 19:00 in the premises of Grajska kavarna at Grajska ulica 2, Maribor.

“PUBLIC HEALTH IS THE MOST IMPORTANT GOOD WE ALL SHOULD STRIVE FOR.”

Today, Tuesday, November 28, 2023, a symposium took place in the Festival Hall in Ljubljana: Slovenian healthcare between wishes and the future? The topic of the conversation was how accessible are health services in Slovenia and are the players in Slovenian health care able to write a common prescription? Anja Kopač, director of the expert council of the May 1st Institute, who also moderated the consultation, pointed out that public healthcare is the most important good that we all must strive for.

CAN WE SAVE THE PLANET IN FIRE?

Between November 24 and 25, 2023, we organized a new cycle of educational workshops for young people in Ljubljana, called the Youth Academy. It is a program that offers the opportunity to all young people who want to participate in lectures and trainings aimed at discussing the current issues that are the biggest burden on young people today.

WHEN CAN WE BECOME LIKE BORUT PAHOR IN PUBLIC PERFORMANCE?

On Wednesday, November 22, 2023, a new cycle of the Local Activator educational program took place, which we at the May 1 Institute again prepared this time in Gorenjska. This time in idyllic Jesenice. The Local Activator is a set of trainings where, through various workshops and lectures, we encourage individuals to become more engaged in the local environment. This time we focused on the use of social networks and public speaking.

“IN THE CURRENT CIRCUMSTANCES, THE UNITY OF THE EU IS KEY.”

Maja Mohar, project manager at the May 1st Institute, took part in the 3-day "Ones to Watch" training between November 15 and 17, which was organized in Bucharest by the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and the Stanga Democratica Foundation.

INVITATION TO SYMPOSIUM: SLOVENIAN HEALTHCARE BETWEEN WISHES AND REALITY?

In the May 1st Institute, on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, starting at 5 p.m., we are preparing a symposium on the topic of healthcare and its problems in Slovenia, entitled Slovenian healthcare between wishes and reality?.