Kristina Plavšak Krajnc, MSc

Director of the Government Communication Office of the Republic of Slovenia
Slovenia

Kristina Plavšak Krajnc graduated in journalism from the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ljubljana in 1994. In 1995, she obtained a Master’s degree in international relations at the Central European University, Department for European studies in Prague, Czech Republic. In 1996, she obtained a Master’s degree in international relations at the School of Public and International Affairs at Columbia University in New York in the USA.

From 1996 to 2000, she was public relations adviser to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia. She was active in the preparation and implementation of the communication campaign for the inclusion of Slovenia in the European Union.

From 2000 to 2004, she was assistant professor and researcher at the Faculty of Social Sciences (field of international communication and public diplomacy) and Deputy Editor of the Journal of International Relations and Development (2001-2005).

Between 2004 and 2011 she worked as an external expert in various UNDP and EU financed projects to strengthen the non-governmental sector, establish civil society networks and strengthen them through communication and educational activities.

From January 2006 to December 2007, she was adviser to the President of the Republic of Slovenia for cooperation with non-governmental organisations. She had the role of coordinator of humanitarian action »World for Darfur« and project for promoting intergenerational cooperation between young people and voluntary work for the elderly »Fruits of Society«.

As director of the Information Office of the Council of Europe in Slovenia (2008 to 2010), she managed campaigns and communication activities of the Council of Europe. From January 2010 to June 2011, she was the coordinator of the EU financed project to promote children’s rights and improve educational practices on this topic. From 2011 to 2015, she was employed at the Ministry of Culture where she had specific tasks in the field of human rights and was responsible for multilateral and bilateral cooperation in the field of culture.

Since September 2015 she is Director of the Government Communication Office of the Republic of Slovenia.

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