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DIRECTOR

 

 

                            

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                                          ACTING DIRECTOR

 

Nataša Dolenc graduated in the political science programme’s defence studies track at the Faculty of Social Sciences in 2000, and in 2005 she received her master's degree in management of non-profit organisations at the same institution.

 

Since 2000, she has performed various tasks at the Ministry of Defence, primarily related to international cooperation in defence. Among other things, she has participated in monitoring the dynamics and the political and security situation in crisis areas where Slovenia cooperates with its defence capabilities; preparing estimates, analyses and proposals to support strategic decision-making processes in defence; helping shape policies in the Common Security and Defence Policy of the EU and NATO activities; coordinating materials to support strategic decision-making by the leadership of the ministry and the Slovenian government in defence policy and contributing to discussions in the relevant committees of Slovenia’s National Assembly. In recent years, she has mainly coordinated and managed the preparation of various strategic documents, reports and legal bases for decisions in defence policy related to the participation of the Slovenian Armed Forces and civilian experts in defence in international operations and missions, and she has coordinated various stakeholders at the national and international levels.

 

Prior to being appointed the acting director of the Slovenian government’s Office for the Protection of Classified Information, she headed the International Operations and Missions Division at the Defence Policy Directorate.

 

In 2015, she participated in the military operation of NATO KFOR in Kosovo as a special political adviser to the KFOR commander. She has received the Minister of Defence Medal for outstanding professional achievement, recognition for preparations for Slovenia's Presidency of the Council of the EU and the NATO medal for operations outside Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty.