University of Ljubljana

Faculty of Public Administration

The Faculty of Public Administration (UL FPA) is a leading educational and research institution in the field of public administration in Slovenia, providing the full range of studies with accreditation of the European Association for Public Administration. Additionally it provides training for civil servants and cooperates on international scale with similar education and research institutions. The UL FPA is also a member of the most active international organisations in the field of public administration, such as the NISPAcee and EGPA.

The University of Ljubljana provides experts in cross-border issues. Specific attention is given to overreach classical dilemma how experts‘ knowledge and that of participants would be incorporated together in a way to better understand the relationship between old autochthonous minorities and new migrant communities. The aim is also to test how different models of possible integration would operate in changing political environments.

  • UL FPA has been engaged in several projects regarding regional and cross-border issues:
  • (Re-)Bordering Europe?: Views and Voices of Citizens and Non-Citizens – a digital story telling (2021 within the Transfrontier Euro-Institut Network)
  • Project COGOV – Co Production and Co Governance: Strategic Management, Public Value and Co Creation in the Renewal of Public Agencies across Europe (2018-2020 within the Horizon 2020)
  • START – Danube Network of Training Experts for Public Administration (2015-2016 within the EU Strategy for Danube Region)
  • Administrative capacity-building in the Danube Region (2012-2014)
  • Leonardo da Vinci partnership: Transfrontier Euro-Institut Network (2010-2012)

CEEPUS Coordinator – Mitja Durnik (assistant professor at the Faculty of Public Administration)

Mitja Durnik is an assistant professor of political science. He teaches courses in public policy, comparative politics, development studies, EU – Canada relations, EU politics, and theory of public administration. He has been a visiting research and teaching fellow at York University, the University of Essex, the University of Bologna, the Université du Québec, and the University of Winnipeg. His past research work was oriented to investigate migration issues, ethnic economy, cross-border cooperation, European integration, and contemporary Canadian politics. Dr Durnik is a member of two international associations: the Transfrontier Euro-Institut Network (TEIN), and CECAS – Central European Association of Canadian Studies.