EU PROJECTS2018-11-01T10:54:11+02:00


This year, the Technical Museum of Slovenia participates in several European projects. Those that are intended for the participation of the general public are presented on this website in more details, and you can follow them on the registers that are listed for each individual set.

The Technical Museum of Slovenia are pleased to announce the successful application for funding of an EU project which will be implemented with the support of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the participation of the Slovenian Intellectual Property Office, the Slovenian Press Agency (STA), faculties, schools and other subjects.
The title of the project originates from the abbreviation ICYDK which is a popular acronym for the phrase “IN CASE YOU DIDN’T KNOW”.
In terms of content, the project will be aimed at improving understanding of what intellectual property is, its value and raising awareness of its significance and influence. The principal target group will be young people (6–25 years), with special emphasis on those within the age group 13–18 years. We seek to raise awareness of intellectual property amongst young people and try to influence their perception, appreciation and consequently, their behaviour.
We will start by looking at examples of how intellectual property is used in everyday life and introduce the alarming findings of the analyses performed in the EU countries by the Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights (EUIPO) in 2016 and 2017. Amongst other findings, this observes alarming trends in the relation to and the perception of intellectual property within young people. According to the analyses, Slovenian youth is placed on or close to the bottom of the scale.
Through various activities, we will find out how young people interact with intellectual property, and in particular, how they mis-use it in the form of illegal down-loading of films, music and photographs, buying counterfeits, etc., and demonstrate the serious consequences of infringement. On the other hand, we wish also to stress the positive effects of respecting intellectual property. Above all, with the active participation of the target audience we will try to help them understand that respect for copyrights and other similar rights is something that also affects their own lives and that any infringement of these rights has negative consequences. Hence the focus will be on a positive, proactive approach.
The main purpose and goal of the project will be raising awareness among young people about the importance of respecting intellectual property rights and influencing the behaviour and conduct of young people in their appreciation and perception of intellectual property, their respect of copyrights and the identification of infringements, in particularly in the digital environment in which young people operate and increasingly also live, as well as the positive promotion of creativity and innovation within young people whilst recognising and respecting intellectual property rights.

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Main activities included in the ICYDK project:
• Two temporary exhibitions will be complemented and enriched with the accompanying programme (When an Idea Becomes Property, Peter Florjančič and Intellectual Property and Knowledge without Frontiers);
• 12 multimedia stories on the subject of intellectual property which will be produced in collaboration with the Slovenian Press Agency;
• Short and entertaining animated films with an educational angle on the use and infringement of intellectual property by young people;
• In collaboration with experts from this field we will produce educative online content;
• We will publish monthly e-news on the subject of intellectual property for young people;
• Promotional campaign in a language close to young people, that of TV, radio, websites and social networks;
• In collaboration with contractors we will prepare lectures, workshops, prize competitions, quizzes and demonstrations.
The activities will take place in The Technical Museum of Slovenia and its sub-units (The Museum of Post & Telecommunications in Polhov Gradec, open storage in Pivka) as well as within elementary and secondary schools across the country. It goes without saying that much of the content will be accessible on the web which is particularly close to the young generation. For a successful promotion and wider accessibility of the project we will in collaboration with the Slovenian Press Agency prepare a quality media campaign aimed at young people.
The Slovenian Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) which itself actively performs the promotion and awareness raising on the significance of intellectual property welcomes the success of The Technical Museum of Slovenia on their successful application to the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). It should be pointed out that this is the first Slovenian project of this kind to be selected from amongst 63 other projects from the European Union member states. Since the project’s objective is to raise awareness among young people on the significance of intellectual property, SIPO will to the greatest possible extent professionally support this project; indeed, young people are one of the key groups where the need for such awareness is particularly obvious.

 Sounds of changes

Sound is an indispensable part of our working and everyday life. It is omnipresent, whether we perceive it or not. Sound represents an important perspective when we want to experience, explore, restore and understand different landscapes, environments and cultural heritage. For this reason we must record and preserve sounds from different parts of Europe in order to be able to explore and deepen our understanding of history, to educate others and help make it possible for younger generations to discover European industrial and social history in new and exciting ways.

In collaboration with museums from Sweden, Germany, Finland and Poland, The Technical Museum of Slovenia is taking part in the European project ‘Sounds of Changes’. The aim of the project is to collect sounds from lost and also contemporary working environments across Europe and create a publicly accessible database of these recordings. Special focus is given to the recording of “endangered” sounds which were once part of our lives, but which are slowly fading into silence.

In this information age with fast-flowing information, intellectual property within the context of music is a multi-layered concept. The internet is the space where information is now primarily present, and this can either be an arena for illegal expropriation through pirate downloading, or a place of empowerment for individuals and smaller music labels. The internet provides tools and platforms for autonomous operation which bypasses most traditional “doorkeepers” and agents. In many countries, the once omnipresent pirating of music has been replaced by paid, but at the same time affordable, models of operation. These (at least in principal) guarantee fair compensation for the authors and respect their copyrights in the field of music. Despite constant interventions of capital, ever new and fairer models of distribution are being developed which connect artists with their listeners and users.”


We are pleased to announce that the European Commission has approved a joint project of the Consortium of Partners of the House of Experiments, the Jožef Stefan Institute, the Technology Transfer Center and the Innovation Center, the Chemical Institute (Chemical Institute) and the Technical Museum of Slovenia entitled The Night Has Its Power – Noč ima svojo moč.

The goal of the project is to create a set of activities that will be carried out within the framework of the European Nights of Researchers in 2018 and 2019 (Friday, September 28, 2018 and Friday, September 27, 2019). The European Night of Researchers is a pan-European action under the Research and Technological Development Program – Horizon 2020.

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At the initiative of the European Commission, the doors of organizations dealing with science and research, profession and the life of scientists, will be wide open to the general public for one day of the year.

The project will bring together 27 research institutions to raise awareness of research and innovation, related social and economic benefits, and career opportunities. More than 40,000 visitors from different target groups will participate in “night” activities across Slovenia.

The activities will include scientific festivals in the main markets of four cities, research days in six primary and secondary schools, more than 30 lectures and workshops in libraries, retirement homes, museums, … open doors in research institutions, scientific centres and cultural institutions.

Join us in Ljubljana, Murska Sobota, Novo mesto, Ajdovščina, Maribor, Celje, Postojna, Koper, Slovenj Gradec, Krško, Trbovlje, Bogenšperk, Pivka, Bistra, Polhov Gradec, Kranj, Ptuj and Nova Gorica.

On Wednesday, May 30th, 2018, you could join us at 12.00 on Prešeren Square in Ljubljana, where we have sown the first seeds of Slovenian ivanjščice flowers. You can also order seeds through the form published on the project’s website:


More about the project at: and on it’s Facebook or Twitter page.