Institute Štirna supports companies, non-governmental organisations and public services to create a balance between nature conservation and quality of life. Sustainable solutions are based on organisational and communication measures. We are a non-profit institute.
Development is not necessarily always the right answer, so we are solution-based. We help clients implement sustainable solutions with responsibility towards all three fields: economic, social and environmental.
We strongly believe in dialogue and results in the field. Our facilitators have more than 20 years of experience with diverse stakeholders in spatial planning, environment, nature conservation, sustainable tourism, law, agriculture and forestry, and consumer product development. We also pass on our knowledge and experience to those just entering the facilitation world. We understand different interests and help their stakeholders to find the best solutions that also contribute to nature conservation.
One of our team members is also nature - without it, our team couldn’t exist. Nature is our life (water, air, soil), food production (we are all farmers in our free time) and gives us a place to relax and recreate.
Špela Polak Bizjak graduated from the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences in communication management. For more than 20 years her work includes environmental and nature conservation clients and projects dealing with creating a common ground for diverse interests. Among her work projects are common those that demand social changes. With the knowledge and experience of communication management, she has worked on more than 100 projects in Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Croatia, Northern Macedonia, Bosnia and Hercegovina and Cyprus.
Her projects have been recognised and awarded at different competitions for communication effectiveness. Her workshops about efficient communication have attended about 2,000 people from the private sector, non-governmental organisations and public services.
Photo: Aljaž Muljavec