From Slovenia, with hope

Ljubljana, 27 November 2017

Marie-Louise Bemelmans-Videc’s journey back to her Slovenian roots

This Monday our honored guests from the Netherlands, Marie-Louise Bemelmans-Videc, took the audience on a journey back to her Slovenian roots. She outlined the expected and many unexpected challenges her family has faced as a result of this quest for a new life. Being a successful politician, academic professor and writer, she clearly showed how a underprivileged family situation can change from one generation to the next.
As the audience began to ask engaging questions, an open discussion began to gradually unfold that touched upon highly relevant and current issues such as the ongoing migration crisis and differences in culture. Luckily Mrs. Bemelmans-Videc has also kept a strong connection with Slovenia and her family members living here, we too hope too see her again in the future. We would like to express our special thanks to Mrs. Bemelmans-Videc for her wise words and to ambassador Bart Twaalfhoven and the Embassy of the Netherlands in Slovenia for supporting the event.
To catch up on Mrs. Bemelmans-Videc and her book please refer to the following link:


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