Location: City of Ljubljana
The WLF will move from large capital cities (Tokyo, Rome, Beijing) to a capital city (Ljubljana, Slovenia, Europe) with less than 300,000 inhabitants. In the past, human interventions into the environment in Slovenia have been subjected to complex geological conditions, and this is still true despite modern technologies and technical advances. The Republic of Slovenia is a young European country but with a long tradition in landslide risk management that was always an important constitutional part of the organised landslide, erosion and torrent control activities that started towards the end of the 19th century during the Habsburg Empire.
Slovenia is coiled up by mountains, surrounded by Austria, Italy, Hungary and the Adriatic Sea on the one side, and Croatia on the other, this Central European country of two million inhabitants, which is only half the size of Switzerland, surprises most first-time visitors with the array of its landscapes and the rich cultural heritage. Slovenia has joined the European Union in 2004 and introduced the Euro as its official currency in January 2007. The same year, Slovenia also joined the Schengen Zone.
If you want to know more about Slovenia, please, visit the official site of the Slovenian Tourist Board, and what to do in Ljubljana, please visit the official tourism web site of the City of Ljubljana.
The City of Ljubljana, the capital of the Republic of Slovenia, is a vital city which is developing with a clear vision, putting the quality of life at the forefront. Although, with 280.000 residents, it does not rank among the major European capitals and large cities, it combines in fact many facilities and services of a metropolis with the relaxed ambience and safety of smaller towns.
Ljubljana is the European Green Capital 2016.
Forum venue: “Cankarjev dom”, Ljubljana
The WLF4 will be hosted by the Cankarjev dom – Cultural and Congress Centre Ljubljana in the medieval City of Ljubljana. Located in the centre of Ljubljana, at a walking distance from several hotels and the attractive Old Town. With 22 multi-purpose halls and function rooms and a maximum capacity of 2,000 delegates in the plenary hall, it is the largest purpose-built congress centre in Slovenia in terms of auditorium style seating and among our most established venues on the international conference market.