Because we Take the National Council Seriously!

Call for proposals: Micro or “rapid response” projects
Priority area: Strengthened civil society watchdog/advocacy role
Project duration: 1 August 2023–30 December 2023
Project value: EUR 1,199.58

The project dubbed Because we Take the National Council Seriously! Aims to deal away with the inadequate representation of culture and sport professionals in the National Council of the Republic of Slovenia. The project is a form of response to the current illegal appointments and non-compliance with the National Council Act, which undermines the democratic process and makes it impossible for the voices of culture and sport professionals to be heard and properly represented.

To address these challenges, we plan on entering into a strategic litigation at the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Slovenia and challenge the illegal appointment of the currently appointed National Councilor. We will also carry out advocacy and public awareness campaigns to underline the importance of compliance with the law and transparent electoral procedures. By advocating for consistent adherence to democratic principles, the project aims to set a precedent for future appointments as well as promote a fair and representative electoral system.

The main target group of the project are culture and sport professionals. By ensuring their legal representation in the National Council, they will be able to advocate for policies and initiatives that directly benefit the areas of culture and sport. The project is bears significance for the broader society, as it enables a more transparent and responsible democratic system in which public institutions respect the principles of the rule of law.

Contact person: Polona Torkar
Drzavni svet

Project promoter: Association of Arts and Culture NGOs and Freelancers