The conference: Slovenia before the local elections 2018


In the framework of the “Slovenia and the EU” lecture cycle

The International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES)

invites You kindly to take part at the conference entitled


Slovenia before the local elections 2018


the conference will take place on Tuesday, 6 November 2018 at 16.00 h

in the “Grad” hall of Hotel Lev (13th floor) at Vošnjakova 1, Ljubljana.


In Slovenia, local elections are approaching. They will take place on November 18, 2018. The previous Government of the Republic of Slovenia did not struggle a lot on the issues of local and regional self-government. Does the coalition treaty give the local self-government sufficient weight (and scope)? How does the coalition treaty define the first level of local self-government (number of municipalities, their aggregation, perhaps even the abolition) and how the second one (the province)? In the relationship between local government and the state, may something change (for example, transferring some or most of the tasks of administrative units to municipalities, etc.)? What will be the main challenges of the new mayors and of the municipalities in the new four-year term? What is the position on the possible limitation of the mayor's mandate, and what about the institute of the mayor's recall? Is there a possibility that the function of the mayor and deputy will be compatible again? What about the role of the National Council (and the mayor in it)? What can we expect in this area after the elections?

These and other issues will be discussed by: 

  • Prof. Dr. Albin Igličar, professor emeritus at the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana,
  • Prof. Dr. Franc Grad, professor emeritus at the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, former Constitutional Court Judge,
  • Igor Velov, Msc., director of Slovenian Traffic  Safety Agency and member of National Council of the Republic of Slovenia
  • Assist. Prof. Dr. Miloš Senčur, Assistant Professor of Public Administration at the Faculty of Government and European Studies, New University, Secretary of the  Association of  City Municipalities of Slovenia.


The event will be in Slovene followed by a discussion moderated by Assist. Prof. Dr. Zijad Bećirović.


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Please take your seat at the hall at the latest by 15.55 h. Attendance is free of charge, but please confirm your participation at telephone number (01) 430 15 33 or at


Ljubljana, 26 October 2018