The Age as a ResourceKsenja Pušnik
, Monika Šlebinger
, Barbara Bradač Hojnik
, Miroslav Rebernik
, 2007, scientific monograph
Abstract: In the monograph we provide an insight into existing and developing ageing paradigm in Europe, and try to contribute to a better understanding of the role and the perspectives of governments, social partners and the wider public with regard to the improvement of the employment situation of older workers and the extension of working life in Slovenia and selected New Member States. We are informing on the development of measures/policies of social partners and governments in the countries under consideration (e.g. related to the labour market, social protection, taxation, training, work environment) and identify and present some case studies on age management initiatives, applied at individual company or organisation level (e.g. in the field of recruitment, training, health) in the Slovenia and countries subject to investigation. Finally, by synthesising all information we draw some conclusions and provide guidance for future strategies in the field of age management in the countries analysed.
Keywords: Ageing Population, Employability of older People, European Policy, New EU Member States, Case Studies
Published: 18.01.2017; Views: 769; Downloads: 94
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Transition in Slovenian rural areasLučka Lorber
, 2009, review article
Abstract: This paper discusses the changes in Slovenian rural areas after socio-economic changes in the post-socialist European states in the 1970s. It illustrates regional and national factors having effect on transition in Slovenian rural areas. Special emphasis is put on the analysis of structural indicators of socio-economic changes in the Slovenian rural areas in comparison to the neighbouring countries. Slovenian population is strongly attached to their traditional rural way of life. When ranging people's life values, care for maintaining the rural landscape, assuring the quality of lifein relation to nature and production of healthy food come out among their highest priorities. The mentioned fact implies an elaborate analysis of interdependence between the economic impacts of trade economy and realisation of common European agricultural policy in relation to maintaining traditions of living and farm management in Slovenian rural areas. Thus, evaluation of national agricultural policy and development of rural area through indicators showing land use categories, individual farm sizes and their ownership structure, the share and mobility of rural population and individual farms' production orientation, are a good indicator of transition in Slovenian rural area.
Keywords: rural development, agriculture, common European policy, development indicators, regional disparities
Published: 10.07.2015; Views: 842; Downloads: 69
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THE EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTS OF THE EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE EVENT ON THE CITY OF MARIBOR AND THE CITY OF GUIMARÃESNastja Sušec
, 2015, master's thesis
Abstract: The European Capital of Culture (ECoC) is a title designated to a European city for a duration of one year, when it can present itself and its cultural life regionally, nationally and internationally. The origin of ECoC goes back in 1983 when then Greek Minister of Culture Melina Mercouri aimed to »bring the people of the Member States closer together« and to »highlight the richness and diversity of European cultures«. Since then over fifty European cities have taken the advantage and held the ECoC title, which has overgrown the original purpose and became today the most established EU’s cultural initiative. This Master’s Thesis discusses Maribor and Guimarães as the host cities of the ECoC 2012 event. The Master’s Thesis considers the ECoC event as a whole and provides a systematic review of the literature on the European cultural policy and on the development of the ECoC, as well as the evaluation of the ECoC in 2012. Therefore, the Master’s Thesis is divided into theoretical and empirical part and briefly presented further in this Abstract. The theoretical part first outlines the origins, purpose and definition of the European Cultural Policy. It traces the development of the European Cultural Programme, particularly the legislative and the flagship programme of the ECoC. This part is then followed by the presentation of culture’s incorporation into the EU’s objectives and the creation of the European cultural space. The second chapter highlights the ECoC event and presents the past ECoC cities from historical perspective and by their particularity. Maribor and Guimarães, as the ECoC 2012 cities, are also presented in detail, from the perspectives of the socio-economic indicators of the cities and the ECoC 2012 event. The next chapters provide a wider discussion on the relationship among the culture and economy. Previous empirical studies have identified the impacts of the ECoC event on the city’s economy. Additionally, cities are increasingly using cultural events to improve their image, stimulate urban development and attract visitors. Moreover, the ECoC event attracts great media attention. This Master’s Thesis examines the role of such event for tourism, as well as its cultural and promotion effects. In order to determine the effects of the ECoC event on the cities hosting the title in 2012, a comparison analysis of the indicators was performed and the quantitative analysis by the AHP method was undertaken in the empirical part. An evaluation model was formed, in which nine indicators were used to evaluate the effects of the 2012 event on the city’s tourism, culture and recognition. On the basis of this Master’s Thesis research we confirmed the hypothesis H2 and rejected the hypotheses H1, H3 and H4. We concluded that Guimarães as the ECoC 2012 achieved more favourable results than Maribor with its partner cities almost in all effects; Maribor was better than Guimarães only as regards the effects on the city’s culture. In the last chapter the conclusions and the recommendations for the future are drawn. The results of the Master’s Thesis are applicable for institutions that form development strategies, institutions that develop tourist and cultural offer in Maribor and Guimarães and for cities that will host the ECoC event in the future. The research findings are also applicable for the European Commission and general public.
Keywords: European Cultural Policy, European Capital of Culture, Tourism effects, Culture effects, Recognition effects, AHP method
Published: 04.06.2015; Views: 2327; Downloads: 149
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