GM Newsletter 1

From May 7th to 10th 2020 the General Meeting of Douzelage will be organised in Škofja Loka . Hereunder you find the first Newsletter on the 45th General Meeting. You can also download the newsletter by clicking on the image below.

Newsletter 1, November 2019

Welcome to Škofja Loka to the 45th General meeting, 7-10 May 2020

1. Delegates
Škofja Loka will host two delegates for the General meeting, one delegate for the Education meeting and two delegates for the Youth meeting.

2. Main theme
The title and the main theme will be ”Juniors & seniors: (inter)active cooperation”.
The main topic of the workshops will be intergenerational cooperation, quality aging and volunteering – in the case of Škofja Loka Passion play 2021.
Each delegation will present the situation and good practices in their country and at the local level.
In addition, we will set up an exhibition of photos from the last General meeting in Asikkala and award winning photos from Oxelösund. The exhibition will be open for 1 month, within the exhibition we will also prepare a photo projection.
At the GM in Škofja Loka we will also prepare a thematic photo competition – for all the interested participants.

3. Preparatory work
The work during the meeting regquires good preparation. Information and details will follow in Newsletter 2 in January 2020.

4. Workshops
According to preparatory work and discussions, we gather the best ideas and
practices in divided groups to be used in the future.

5. Transport
Transport from Ljubljana Airport to Škofja Loka will be provided. The distance from the airport to Škofja Loka is 20 km (20 minutes).

6. Accommodation
We have some challenges with accommodation capacities in Škofja Loka, participants will be accommodated in a few different locations in Škofja Loka and around the town. Participants will be accommodated in 2 bed rooms.
Guests arriving by plane will be accommodated at various locations in the city center and those arriving by car will be accommodated outside the town center.
YM participants will be accommodated in 2 locations near the town center.
Bus transport will be organized for all participants during the meeting.
General meeting in Škofja Loka will be held from May 7th – May 10th.
On 7th May an optional excursion will be organized. You will be able to report and register your participation in the next Newsletter.
On May 8th , a GM and central roundtable will be held for all participants. It will be attended by ambassadors accredited to Slovenia and Slovenian members of the European Parliament.
If you would like to extend your stay in Škofja Loka – or come earlier – please let us know, and we will book your stay, while additional costs you will have to cover. (Registration form follows in Newsletter II.)

7. Non-delegates
Non-delegates are welcome! The arrangement includes stay in 2 bed room, transfers from and to the airport, and local transportation during the meeting. They are also welcome to join the program and will receive full board.  The costs for non-delegates are estimated at 250€ for adults and at 150€ for youth.
You will be able to register your participation at the next Newsletter. (Registration form follows in Newsletter II.)

8. Registration
We expect your registration by: 2. 3. 2020. (Registration form follows in Newsletter II.)

9. Contact
For all your enquiries and information please contact Jernej Tavčar: +386 41 370 817,

10. Finally
We are very much looking forward to see you all in Škofja Loka next May.
More information will be published in January 2019.

Miha Ješe,
Event Manager

Tine Radinja,
Mayor of Municipality Škofja Loka