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20 Years of Activity at the Chair of Biotechnology, Microbiology and Food Safety

20 LETNICA KATEDRE ZA BIOTEHNOLOGIJO, MIKROBIOLOGIJO IN VARNOST ŽIVIL


Biotechnology and microbiology

for knowledge and benefit



BIOTEHNOLOGIJA IN MIKROBIOLOGIJA ZA ZNANJE IN NAPREDEK





Ljubljana, 27.
-
28. September 2012

University of Ljubljana

Biotechnical Faculty

Chair of Biotechnology,

Microbiology and Food Safety

Univerza v Ljubljani

Biotehniška fakulteta

Katedra za biotehnologijo,
mikrobiologijo in varnost živil

Development initiative 2010
:

Integration
of sustainable
approach with regards to
current challenges in the society


Janez Podobnik

Director

International

ECPD Institute
for

Sustainable

Development


Introduction



Active

in
the

field

of

international

relations

through

4
institutions


Director

of

the

ECPD Institute
for

Sustainable

Development

since

2009


Acting

Director

General
of

ICPE
since

March

2012


President

of

the

Slovenian

Association

of

Industrialists

and

Entrepreneurs

since

2012


KEN
Member



Knowledge

economy

network

20 Years of Activity at the Chair of Biotechnology, Microbiology and Food Safety

Points

to
be

discussed


Describing

the

main

activities

of

the

institutions

as
well

as
how

they

work


Relation

between

the

international

organizations

and

sustainable

approach

in
the

time
of

global

crises
:

-

how

do
these

organizations

address

the

current

issues
, finance
themselves
,
their

position

in
the

media
,
local
,
national

and

global

environment
;


20
Years

of

Activity

at
the

Chair

of

Biotechnology
,
Microbiology

and

Food

Safety


ECPD
International

Institute
for

Sustainable

Development
, Urban
Planning

and

Environmental

studies

(
www.ecpd.si
,
www.ecpdorg.net
)


ECPD‘s
mission

is
concerned

with

proactive

activity

in
the

field

of

rebuilding

peace

after

the

post
-
Helsinki
accords

and

increase

development

in
the

SEE
region


How

is ECPD
involved

in
maintaining

peace

as
a
nongovernmental

independent

structure
?

Post
graduate

studies
,
annual

conferences

on
peace

reconciliation
, ECPD Institute
-
>
Sustainable

development

20 Years of Activity at the Chair of Biotechnology, Microbiology and Food Safety

International

Center
for

Promotion

of

Enterprises



ICPE (
www.icpe.si
)


The

center
was

established

on
the

UN
Initiative

as a
developmental

institution

for

non
-
aligned

countries

in 1974


New
paradigm

shifts

made

the

center‘s
mission

more
inclusive

and

broader
,
with

an

emphasis

on
management

of

public

sector


The

future

of

the

center
evolves

around

combining

sustainable

approach

in
development
:
green

industry
,
waste

management
,
corporate

social
responsibility

and

quality

management

of

PE

20
Years

of

Activity

at
the

Chair

of

Biotechnology
,
Microbiology

and

Food

Safety


Knowledge

Economy

Network



KEN:
www.knowledge
-
economy.net


Modern
and

dynamic

network

structure
,
based

in
Brussels

and

established

by

prof. dr.
Boris Cizelj
-

The

network
‘s
vision

is to
establish

the

economy

of

knowledge

in
the

international

sphere


Financially

independent

and

thus

capable

of

being

more
objective

and

critical
;


Seeking

for

good

practices
,
where

knowledge

fosters

added

value


20 Years of Activity at the Chair of Biotechnology, Microbiology and Food Safety

International

Congress

of

Industrialists

and

Entrepreneurs

SI


A
Russian

constellation

whose

aim

was

to
bring

together

the

business

subjects

and

enterprises

from

the

former

Soviet

Union


Lately

the

number

of

members

is
growing

and

not
anymore

related

just

to
the

Eastern

Europe

area


Uniting

some
of

the

most
influential

capital

owners

and

at
the

same time
trying

to
address

the

current

issues


20 Years of Activity at the Chair of Biotechnology, Microbiology and Food Safety

Connecting

education

and

expertise


In
-
depth

intellectual

work


Active

communication

with

the

media

and

the

government

on
all

levels
:
local

authorities
,
government
,
intergovernmental

institutions
,
supranational

institutions
;


Engaging

young

professionals

into

work

20 Years of Activity at the Chair of Biotechnology, Microbiology and Food Safety

Conclusion


When

addressing

the

actual

challenges

in
the

society

within

an

institution
,
many

factors

are
of

key

essence
:
the

institution

itself
,
its

leadership
,
proactive

stance,
their

sustainable

approach
;


My

opinion

is
that

each

of

the

mentioned

organizations

can

play

a
positive

role
by

involving

itself

in
the

regional

and

international

affairs

20 Years of Activity at the Chair of Biotechnology, Microbiology and Food Safety

Conclusion


International

organizations

show

much

potential

for

concrete

transformation

in
the

sustainable

approach


Their

importance

is
evolving

during

the

economic

crisis
,
especially

because

governments

are
overburdened

with

saving

banks

and

the

economy
, so
sustainability

is
unfortunately

not
first

on
the

agenda

20 Years of Activity at the Chair of Biotechnology, Microbiology and Food Safety

Thank

you

for

your

attention
!

Q&A

Janez Podobnik

j
anez.podobnik@ecpd.si

20 Years of Activity at the Chair of Biotechnology, Microbiology and Food Safety