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LEADERSHIP

Boštjan Poklukar

Minister

Address: Štefanova 2, 1501 Ljubljana

Location: Litostrojska 54, 1501 Ljubljana

T: +386 1 428 47 21

E: gp.mnz(at)gov.si

 

Boštjan Poklukar, born on 27 January 1971, is a Master of Public Administration. He participated in the War for Slovenia and started working for the Ministry of Defence in 1991. He performed various roles and duties in the Slovenian Armed Forces and attended a number of military training courses. In his military career he reached the rank of Master Sergeant and was awarded the Bronze Medal of General Maister, the Silver Medal of Slovenian Armed Forces and the Stražnice 1991 commemorative badge. From 2015 he was working for the Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief, performing various tasks in the field of support for the management of protection, rescue and relief, advising the management on public relations and event organisation.

 

In 2015 he took an active part in dealing with the refugee crisis. In 2017 he became the head of the Kranj Notification Centre. He gives regular lectures on protocol and occasionally on management and governance support, cooperation of national security subsystems in dealing with different crisis situations, public relations and defence system. He wrote a book on protocol entitled “Delam protokol”. He lives in Bled with his family.
 

 

Melita Šinkovec

State Secretary

Address: Štefanova 2, 1501 Ljubljana

Location: Litostrojska cesta 54, 1501 Ljubljana

T: +386 1 428 47 21

E: gp.mnz(at)gov.si

 

Melita Šinkovec, born on 28. 3. 1978, is a Master of Science in Defence Studies. After graduating from grammar school she took up studies at the College of Police and Security Studies in 1997. She expanded her knowledge of the functioning and structure of the national security system during the Master of Defence Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubljana. In 2004 she took up employment at the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Slovenia and performed various tasks in the area of defence-related multilateral cooperation with the South-East European countries, Slovenia’s participation in international operations and missions, and business planning.

 

During Slovenia’s preparations for EU Council Presidency and during the Presidency she worked at the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the EU in Brussels. She was deployed twice to NATO’s ISAF mission in Afghanistan, acting as a civilian expert on civil-military cooperation. She participated in NATO’s mission in Kosovo as a special political adviser to the KFOR commander. From 14 September 2018 she was the Head of the Minister’s Office at the Ministry of the Interior.

 

 

Sandi Čurin

State Secretary

Address: Štefanova ulica 2, 1501 Ljubljana
Location: Litostrojska cesta 54, 1501 Ljubljana

T: +386 1 428 47 21

E: gp.mnz(at)gov.si

 

Sandi Čurin was born in 1967 in Koper. He graduated from the Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport in Ljubljana in 1996. He continued his studies at the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, receiving his M. Sc. in economics in 2003. Having studied part-time, he had the opportunity to combine practice and theory. In 1992 he began his career at the Criminal Police Office of Koper Police Directorate. He was appointed chief officer of the division tasked with investigating organised crime in 1996.

 

In 2001 he continued his career at the Ministry of the Interior's European Affairs and International Cooperation Service, focusing mainly on countering organised crime within the framework of OSCE, the Council of Europe, the United Nations and other organisations. In 2004 he joined the Minister's Office to advise on systemic policing matters. Having returned to the European Affairs and International Cooperation Service a year later, he took over the management of complex European projects for the South East European region.

 

The Government of the Republic of Slovenia appointed him as National Anti-trafficking Coordinator in 2002. He laid the institutional foundations for the operation and management of the interagency working group that also involves non-governmental organisations. He was the initiator of the informal network of anti-trafficking coordinators, a project supported by Brdo Process interior ministers. He is also a member of several anti-trafficking fora at the European and international levels.

 

Sandi Čurin authored several discussion articles focusing on the prevention of and fight against trafficking in human beings, illegal migration and corruption. He occasionally gives lectures at the Faculty of Criminal Justice of the University of Maribor. He is involved in training public employees. He regularly participates in public discussions and panels from his field.