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12.04.2019  

First gathering of the Association of Slovenes Educated Abroad in Denmark

Yesterday, the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Copenhagen hosted the event of the Association of Slovenes Educated Abroad (Društvo VTIS) which is a part of the series "Slovenian knowledge around the world".

The event was attended by Slovenians building their careers in Scandinavia. Anže Švara, the association's board manager, kindly greeted the participants and briefly outlined the society's work. The introduction was followed by a musical act, the performer being Eva Vrtačnik, a young oboe virtuoso. She played two compositions of six metamorphoses by Ovid for solo oboe by the English composer Benjamin Britten and set a pleasant note to the event opening.

After the performance, the following guests were invited to present their career paths and choices - Aleksandra Gregorič, associate professor at the Department of Strategy and Innovation at the Copenhagen Business School, Matic Hriberšek, PhD student of organic chemistry at the University of Uppsala in Sweden, Eva Vrtačnik, an academic musician, currently finishing the MA studies at the Royal Danish Academy of Music and Katja Kozjek, a PhD student of microbial ecology and bioinformatics at the University of Lund in Sweden.

After the presentations, the economic adviser at the Embassy Nina Krtelj, thanked the members of the association VTIS for organising events which encourage connection and mutual cooperation of Slovenians living abroad.

The guests were later invited to treat themselves with a glass of Slovenian wine, followed by an informal gathering at the Atze Peng bar, where the creative Anže Pihler offered a versatile tasting of his selected cocktails.