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Dear sir/madam,

We are writing to you on behalf of Simbioz@ e-literate Slovenia, the biggest Slovenian volunteer project of the fall 2011 implemented by the Ypsilon Institute. Simbioz@, which took place for the first time in fall 2011, is based on values of intergenerational cooperation, solidarity and life-long learning.

Between 17th and 21st October 2011, young volunteers introduced their world, which is significantly characterized by computers, to the older generation at different locations in Slovenia. Simbioz@ managed to connect the entire country, as over 8 000 people participated actively in the project.

Simbioz@ has been recognized as a successful and innovative action abroad as well. Among other, it gained an important and remarkable European Citizen’s prize by the European Parliament.

We were motivated by last year’s participants, who expressed a strong wish for a repetition of the workshops, and also by the European Union, which named year 2012 as European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations, to once again undertake our project.

This year, Simbioz@ will be connecting Slovenia between 15th and 19th October, daily between 9-11 AM and 4-6 PM.

We would be honored to welcome you during this time as a guest to our workshops and conference, where we will present this year’s project Simbioz@, speak about Slovenian e-technology field, good practices in Slovenia and abroad, our goals and future vision of Simbioz@. Conference A new European perspective: The importance of e-skills for inclusion and employment, organized by the European Commission, the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Ypsilon Institute will take place on Monday, 15th October 2012 at 11 AM.

After conference, which will be held at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubljana, Slovenia, you are kindly welcome to visit afternoon workshops across Slovenia. We are looking forward to your reply and hope, you will join us and help us connect Slovenia, bring happiness to the older generation and give invaluable experience to the young in the spirit of intergenerational cooperation.

We kindly invite you to visit our webpage www.simbioza.eu/about.html for more information about the project Simbioz@.

We are available for any further information. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Best regards,

Žiga Vavpotič,
Project Initiator

Tanja Mozetič,
Head of Project