Deputy Mayor of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Tjaša Ficko is a city councillor on the Zoran Janković List and a Deputy Mayor of Ljubljana since 2010. Her fields of work are culture, tourism, international relations, corporate communication, health, social security and development projects. She is a member of the Commission for Mandate Questions, Elections and Appointments and the Commission for International Relations.
Among her responsibilities is strengthening international recognisability and the reputation of the city brand. She promotes the city vision, activities and achievements at many events at home and abroad, and shares good practices in numerous renowned international conferences. In 2013 she was in charge of the City Organising Committee of the European Basketball Championship, and then of the candidacy and the implementation of the European Green Capital 2016 project, which successfully put Ljubljana on the European map as a city committed to following the green vision while actively carrying out projects for improving the quality of life.
Born in Murska Sobota, she attended school there until graduation, afterwards she successfully concluded her bachelor’s studies in communication science at the Faculty of Social Sciences and the master’s programme in management at the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana. She fulfilled part of her study obligations at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid. Her career began in the Public Relations Office of the Mercator Business System, and when Zoran Janković won the local elections in 2006 she was entrusted with the leadership of the Section for Public Relations in the Mayor’s Cabinet and the coordination of communication officers within the big city family.
She is a Cervantes Institute graduate, certified director in the Slovenian Directors’ Association and a member of the Development Council of the Faculty for Social Sciences, member of the Policy Committee of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions and Ljubljana’s representative in the Executive Committee of the largest network of European cities Eurocities.
In addition to family and friends she devotes her free time to sports, music and books.