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Within my past professional experience I gained a profound knowledge of different aspects of administrationin the field of European research and educational projects. In my day to day I workas a consultant are to support, advise and explain to our 23 faculties and 3 academies the whole process of EU funding, with emphasis on project finance management, application process, reporting and EU auditing etc. I organise training events, seminars and infodays for researchers and research administrators at our university. We also follow the statistics and report to our rector and the government. The results of our work can be measured: since the establishment of our office in 2006, the number of EU projects raised from 234 in the year 2006 to 419 in the year 2012. In the last 10 years UL cooperated and it still cooperates in 117 FP6 projects (in several of them as coordinator) in 140 FP7 projects and in many other research, development and educational projects financed by European union (CIP, COST, EUREKA; TEMPUS, LLP, DAPHNE, SafeInternet, LIFE+, CULTURE, etc.).
Univerza v Ljubljani (University of Ljubljana - UL) is a public autonomous educational, scientific research and artistic institution of higher education with special status and a very rich tradition. It was established in 1919 upon the tradition of semi-university institutions from 17th century. It remained the only Slovenian university until 1975. The university has its seat in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, with approximately 300,000 inhabitants. It is a comprehensive university, with 26 member institutions: 22 faculties, three academies and one college. University of Ljubljana ranks among the top 500 universities according to the ARWU Shanghai ranking and the British newspaper The Times. According to the Spanish Webometrics, the UL takes 124th place out of 4,000 European universities, which puts it in the top 4 percents. UL employs 5804 employees and has more than 55.000 students. The University of Ljubljana (UL) has the largest research potential in the country. Furthermore, it contributes to more than half of the scientific results in the Slovenian treasury of knowledge.
University of Ljubljana (UL) is very active in international research and education programs. In 2012 UL altogether cooperated in 419 EU projects. In the last 10 years it cooperated and it still cooperates in 117 FP6 projects (in several of them as coordinator) in 140 FP7 approved projects and in many other research, development and educational projects financed by European union (CIP, COST, EUREKA; TEMPUS, LLP, DAPHNE, SafeInternet, LIFE+, CULTURE, itd.).
We have 2 different offices which are dealing with international cooperation: International office and EU office. Our Office for EU projects strives to promote only research programs funded from the EU, while the international office works on mobility programs and other international funding opportunities.
- Curriculum Vitae
Executive assistant in the company Parsek d.o.o. 2001-2006: High school professor of italian language and literature 2006-2009: Research administrator and project manager of European projects at the Faculty of Social work of the University of Ljubljana 2007: Bachelor of Science in Philosophy and Italian language and literature, University of Ljubljana 2007-2010: Master course of Sociology of everyday life, University of Ljubljana since 2010: Independent European Project Consultant, Office for European projects at the University of Ljubljana