- Alumni Club
Dear fellow Alumni,
It is my honor to deliver this message to you as the newly elected president of our Alumni Club. I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the outgoing President for her dedicated service to our club and hope that she will continue to build on her legacy.
As the Alumni President of this great college, I have a unique bond and shared passion for our Alma Mater. We are not just graduates, but lifelong members of the university community. Through our alumni club, we have the opportunity to give back to our university and support the next generation of students.
In the coming year, I commit to greater engagement and involvement of our members. I want to create more opportunities for Alumni to connect with each other and with the university through events, networking and mentorships. I also want to make sure our club is a valuable resource for alumni, providing career support and networking opportunities that help members achieve their career goals.
We have a great responsibility to support the University and its students, and I believe that our Alumni Club is in a unique position to make a significant impact in forging new mutual bonds. Together, we can continue to strengthen the legacy of our university, and I look forward to working with each of you to achieve this.
President of the FDŠ Alumni Club
Would you like to exchange opinions and views with others, transfer your professional experience and personal successes? Fill out the application form for membership in the Faculty’s Alumni Club.
Ideas, opinions and suggestions for better connectivity and strengthening of contacts of former students can also be forwarded to members of the Alumni Club Council by e-mail (for contact, contact the office).
Alumni club FDŠ members:
I graduated from the Faculty of State and European Studies in 2015. Throughout my studies, the faculty always supported me in obtaining formal and informal education abroad. In 2013, I was a participant and a year later the organizer of the summer school in Shanghai (Shanghai Summer School). In addition to formal education, I believe that informal education is an important part of the career path. I was part of such several months of education in Denmark (Højskolen Østersøen). I enjoy working with people and gaining new knowledge, as I am always ready to look for new challenges. Since at the end of my studies I want to stay in touch with the activities of the faculty, I decided to join the Alumni Club and thus actively contribute to the student community.
In 1988, I got a job in a commercial company, where I still work today. Soon I started a family, but the desire for knowledge was great and I decided to study at FDŠ. She offered me free schooling close to home. I graduated in 2012 and immediately enrolled in a master’s degree, which I am currently completing. I use the acquired knowledge mainly in understanding legislation and the functioning of institutions. In addition to quality studies, I really like the attitude of the professors towards the students, where they also allow different thinking, and above all, they cultivate and respect values that are lacking in many places today. I really felt very well at FDŠ, which is why I am also a member of the Alumni Club and will thus continue to be connected with the faculty.
I was born in 1990 in Šempeter near Gorica, where I finished elementary school. I then continued my education at the Diocesan High School in Vipava. After successfully completing my matriculation, I decided in 2008 to study law at the European Faculty of Law in Nova Gorica. After successfully completing my studies, I obtained the title of graduate lawyer in 2011. Due to my great interest in the field of international law, I decided to study at the Faculty of State and European Studies. During my studies, I attended the Jean Monnet module and various other summer schools either at home or abroad. During my studies, I specialized in events in the East. In 2015, I received a master’s degree for my excellently prepared thesis entitled “The Arab Spring or the Winter Revolution That Lasts”.
Nina Matijašević graduated from the Faculty of Security Sciences in 2012. In the same year, due to her desire to gain new knowledge, she enrolled in a master’s degree at the Faculty of State and European Studies, where she received a master’s degree in 2014 and received a special commendation for her above-average work for her master’s thesis entitled Star Diplomacy. In addition, in 2012 she enrolled in undergraduate law studies at the Faculty of European Law in Nova Gorica. During her studies, she wrote 7 professional articles and co-authored one book. Currently, he is mainly devoted to writing and researching star diplomacy and its connection to other types of diplomacy. Studying at the Faculty of State and European Studies gave her a lot of new experience and knowledge, as this alone distinguishes the excellent academic corps of teachers and assistants.
I am a mag. int. and B.Sc. stud. – I was born in 1981 in Ljubljana, where I attended primary school. I continued my education in the Republic of Serbia and graduated from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Niš. Already during my studies, I was involved in European projects in the field of local community development, where I was very successful and received several awards for this work. As a member of the Slovenian community in Serbia, I actively participated in preserving and spreading the spirit and culture of my motherland, to which I returned in 2009. Here I continue and upgrade my professional career and get additional education. At the Faculty of National and European Studies, I am under the mentorship of Assoc. dr. Matej Avblja obtained his master’s degree with the assignment “Legal aspects of the accession of the Republic of Serbia to the European Union”. I am employed in an innovative and development-oriented Slovenian company, where I perform a managerial function.
I completed my undergraduate studies at the Faculty of State and European Studies (FDŠ) in December 2013 with the defense of my thesis Convergence between general labor law and employee legislation under the supervision of prof. dr. Slobodan Dujić. After successfully completing my undergraduate studies, I decided to upgrade my knowledge on the master’s program International Studies and Diplomacy. Since I had a lot of free time between the defense of my diploma and the continuation of my studies, I decided to also take the professional exam in Administrative Procedure Level 2 at the Ministry of the Interior. During my studies, I still work through the student service and I hope and I can’t wait that one day I will be able to use the knowledge I acquired at FDŠ.
I am a master’s student, majoring in Public Administration. I completed my undergraduate studies in the same field at the Faculty of National and European Studies. Since I have always been fascinated by technology and at the same time I am interested in the impact technology has on human rights, especially the right to privacy, I graduated with the title: Right to privacy and mobile telephony. The assignment was evaluated with the highest possible grade, and I also received a commendation for an above-average thesis. I also wrote a scientific article on the same topic, which was published in the journal Dignitas. Since I would like to remain connected to the faculty even after completing my studies, I have already joined the alumni club, which I also warmly recommend to other graduates, masters and doctoral students.
dr. Leon Slak
Dr. Leon Slak is a founding member of the Alumni Club, as he is a 1st generation student of FDŠ. He has been working in banking for many years and first received his undergraduate education at the Faculty of Economics in Maribor, but he soon realized that he would need additional education to perform his job well.
He continued his postgraduate studies at FDŠ, where he obtained his master’s degree in 2005, but three years later he continued his studies at the Faculty of European Law in Nova Gorica. He already defended his doctoral dissertation there in 2012. In it, he deals with the question “Who is right?” in the dispute between Slovenia and Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina – regarding foreign currency savers of LB branches.
In 2013, for this work, he received an award from the United Nations Association for Slovenia, as a contribution to the field of UN activities. The award-winning dissertation is published on the website: http://www.unaslovenia.org/knjiznica/diplome/2013.
M.Sc. Mojca Kozomar
M.Sc. Mojca Kozomara, employed as a financial inspector at FURS.
I enrolled at the Faculty of State and European Studies in 2006, majoring in International, Comparative and European State Studies. I chose the topic International cooperation in tax matters for my master’s thesis and successfully defended it in 2011. My mentor was prof. dr. Tone Jerovšek, one of the drafters of the Tax Procedure Act.
Studying at the Faculty opened up new dimensions of knowledge and thinking for me, broadened my horizons and added value to my personality. I stayed in touch with the faculty through the Alumni Club, and I am also happy to participate in academic forums where the faculty hosts distinguished and interesting guests. I highly recommend enrolling in the Faculty of National and European Studies to everyone who is still thinking about it.
In 2017, I completed my master’s degree on the subject of the Right to a fair trial in the case law of the ECtHR and obtained the title of Master of International and Diplomatic Studies. Before that, I graduated from the same faculty in 2012 on the Public Administration program with the assignment Constitutional Court Review of Administrative Decisions.
I was very satisfied with my 1st and 2nd Bologna degree studies at FDŠ. The professors imparted knowledge to us students in an understandable way, and the professional services ensured a smooth course of study. I now use the acquired theoretical knowledge in my work on a daily basis, where I lead administrative procedures for obtaining rights from public funds.
Tomaž Zorjan has a master’s degree in international and diplomatic studies. He completed his studies at the Faculty of State and Diplomatic Studies in 2012 with the master’s thesis “The Costanzo Doctrine: knowledge, consideration and use of legal sources of the European Union in administrative units”.
He started his NATO career in 2005 at the NATO Land Forces Command in Madrid. He returned to the Slovenian Army in 2010, and continued his career in the NATO command in 2012 in the NATO Supreme Command in Belgium. In 2014, he successfully applied for the position of assistant in personnel management at the Joint Combat Training Command in Norway, where he is currently employed.
For the past three years, he has been devoting himself to human resources management and the organizational management of command and units.