Darinka Vrečko

Darinka Vrečko holds the position of Secretary within the Department of Higher Education at the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia. From 1996 when she joined the Ministry, she performed different tasks within the international office and as a head of Unit for EU Affairs (preparatory measures and negotiation process for accession to the EU, member of the Socrates Committee and the Education Committee etc.). She was a member of the Bologna Follow-up Group from 1999 to 2010 and it’s Chair during the Slovene Presidency of the Council of the EU in 2008, national coordinator for several multilateral programmes in higher education, (co)author of international studies and publications as well as a member of numerous commissions and management boards at the national level. Currently, her main responsibilities include international cooperation and EU affairs, preparation of strategic and legislative documents and structural funds programming in the area of higher education.