The Faculty of Tourism at the University of Maribor Organises the First Panel Discussion for Researchers on the Knowledge for Sustainable Development of Posavje

On Tuesday, 15 October 2019, as part of the Brežice October campaign, the first panel discussion for researchers on the Knowledge for Sustainable Development of Posavje took place in the Small Hall of the Brežice Castle. The event, with the participation of a wide range of specialists in the academic sphere of the region, was organised by the Faculty of Tourism at the University of Maribor.

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The event began with a welcoming speech by the Dean of the Faculty Prof. Dr Boštjan Brumen. The discussion was moderated by the Deputy Director of the Republican Department of Education Dr Stanka Peskar. The participants in the discussion talked about the opportunities and prospects, the implementation of which in the Posavje region is desirable in the foreseeable future. During the meeting, the emphasis was placed on the identity of Posavje as a separate region with two main sectors – Energy and Tourism, as well as a significant potential for further development. Special attention was paid to the promising youth of Posavje as the basis for sustainable development of the region.

Photo: dr. Brumen

Photo: dr. Preskar

The key conclusions of the event are that Posavje as a region has a wide range of opportunities, therefore its popularisation among young people is very important. It is necessary to convey to the representatives of the young generation the confidence that they can successfully realise themselves within the native region.

Besides, the participants of the event came to a common opinion on the importance of academic initiative for the development of the region. In this regard, it is worth intensifying cooperation in this direction in the future including through such meetings. The round hall of the Brežice Castle can become a permanent platform for the exchange of promising ideas and personnel in the field of education and economics.