Interview with Economic
Attache Dr. Damijan Habernik
2 / 2010
Why did you decide to
select just Ljubljana for your workplace?
The work in the international surroundings
was always interesting and of great pleasure
for me. Already during my study I gathered work experiences
in various international
companies, so I worked several times in Italy and
also in some Carinthian Slovenian companies. It was
essential for me to use the knowledge of the languages
in my business life. Ljubljana is offering all above
Today the basis for a successful career
are the knowledge of more European languages, expert
qualification and professional experiences? What is
For sure this is an ideal combination.
Languages are beside professional education the ones
which open the door of the world. The limits of my
language are the limits of my world. (Wittgenstein).
Therefore with each foreign language which one masters,
one enlarges his personal limits, horizon , the field
of own activities. I see my job abroad as an exceptional
opportunity of collecting precious experiences, which
I would like to use as a basis for my work at home.
Which are the professional
opportunities, also now in the time of economic crisis,
for high qualified Carinthians and entrepreneurs in
Ljubljana respectively in Slovenia?
These opportunities are identical
with one's knowledge and qualification. There is always
a lack of qualified personal. Slovenia is offering
quite some opportunities. Only if we take a look at
the town Ljubljana and its surroundings, we can see
there are numerous interesting objects in the process
of construction. Where there is construction, there
are chances for others, too- for exporters, subcontractors,
service activities. In spite of the fact that some
projects are now slowed down, they will be finalised
in the future. The fields of the future are especially
environment and energy.
You have been working and living in Ljubljana
for several years. How do you feel in the main town
of a small EU country?
Ljubljana is a lively, international
town. Businessmen and tourists coming for a visit,
are again and again impressed of the development of
this dynamic town. My beautiful home place is only
a bit away, so that I am enjoying the symbiosis of
professional and private life between the two beautiful
and interesting places, one in Carinthia and Ljubljana
as the other.
Dr. Damijan Habernik, Economic
Attache in Ljubljana