LJUBLJANA, the capital, is a vital city which is developing with a clear vision, putting the quality of life at the forefront. With 280.000 residents it combines in fact many facilities and services of a metropolis with the relaxed ambience and safety of smaller towns.
The city's architecture, a harmonic blend of medieval Old Town, Baroque, Art Nouveau and newer styles as well as the lively events agenda and café society have made Ljubljana a destination under growing demand. Its feeling of youthful energy can be attributed to 60,000 university students and is reflected in the dynamic alternative arts production that complements a myriad of events in the framework of institutional culture running throughout the year.
In June 2014, Ljubljana received among five finalists the prestigious title of European Green Capital 2016, awarded by the European Commission. Its sustainable development is defined in a strategic document spanning the period until 2025, focusing on the protection of the environment, sustainable mobility, sustainable energy provision and electro-mobility. The European Green Capital title is putting Ljubljana on the map as one of the European cities that are aware of the significance of environmental and social sustainability and are taking concrete measures to address issues in this field.
Both Slovenia and Ljubljana are regarded as very safe destinations. The general level of security is high, as stated in surveys conducted by official institutions / government agencies in the international sphere.
Ljubljana has been actively present on the European conference map for more than thirty years. Its positioning has been supported by the strong scientific potential generated by the Ljubljana University, which is sided by a host of research and scientific institutes (Jožef Stefan Physics Institute, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, UNESCO Centre of Chemical Studies, etc.). Ljubljana's assets as a meetings destination are the active participation of the scientists and other experts in international associations, the inclusion of Slovenia and its representatives in international, intergovernmental and professional organizations, the stable economic and political situation of the country and its central geographic position in Europe.
Modern / functional meeting facilities and state-of-the-art technical equipment, professional know-how, a good choice of event spaces for social functions complemented by an excellent catering offer and other services ensure that events are carried out according to plan. On top of this, the feeling of well-being, safety, relaxed efficiency and warm hospitality are often quoted as the lasting impressions that conference delegates and business executives carry from Ljubljana.