Idrija 2020 Association and ID20 Institute (Slovenia)

Idrija 2020 Association unites and provides networking opportunities for more than 40 young activists and supporters. Founded in 2012, its aim has been to develop youth sector and youth policies in the spheres that go beyond the conventional youth programmes: local strategic development, entrepreneurship, revitalisation of heritage, all with the mission to develop Idrija into a youth-friendly municipality. Idrija 2020 co-founded ID20 Institute to research, promote and support other organisations and individuals in taking heritage innovations one step further.
ID20 Institute was established with a vision to transform heritage from a thing of the past to a matter of future. Based in Idrija, Slovenia, a former world’s second-largest mercury mine and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the intertwinement of heritage and innovation created the perfect environment for innovation in business, service and creativity sectors.

  • Entrepreneurship: helping young people with ideas develop products and services that seek inspiration in rich local cultural heritage.
  • Marketing: supporting organisations and brands that build on cultural and natural heritage at reaching and engaging their customers and partners.
  • Architecture: syntesysing heritage and modern society through innovative, integrated and sustainable design solutions.

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