Transatlantic Cooperation between Slovenia and its Diaspora in the USA and Canada: cherishing Slovenian heritage

October 24, 2022

While living this fast-paced life, we are looking forward to all the things in the store for us. The future is a place full of mysterious possibilities, the now are the little things that make everything worth it, and then we ask ourselves, what about the past? Why is it so important to nurture our roots and be proud of our background no matter what?

Because it is a part of who we are. We may not identify with it completely, but it is still deeply engraved within us. We often think that our country Slovenia is just a small dot on a map, but within it holds a colorful history full of traditions. Why not cherish that, even if we left the country or maybe never visited it but we know of our relatives who long before our birth decided to go.

Now, we are trying to connect the dots around the world and somewhat unite the fragmented pieces. That is the part where we need you! If you have Slovenian heritage and you’re living in the USA or Canada, then you’re just the person we are looking for!

If you want to stay connected and be informed about future cooperation opportunities with Slovenia, then we invite you to leave us your contact information by completing the Google form at the bottom of this page. Don’t be alarmed, your private information will be safe with us, but you can also choose to have your contact information published on our website.

Together we can work towards greater internationalization and global recognition of Slovenia in the future, while also remembering our Slovenian heritage and how that influenced us as a person.

Thank you!

This form is part of the TRP project “Transatlantic Cooperation and the Diaspora as a Soft Power – The Role and Importance of Intellectuals in the United States and Canada,” which will be carried out between October 1, 2021, and September 30, 2023. Participating research organizations are the ASEF Institute for Education and Research (ASEF) and New University, Faculty of Government and European Studies (NU, FDŠ), with Dr. Marinka Žitnik (Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard University) as the project leader. The project is partly financed by the Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS) and the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MZZ).