Ptuj, Slovenia - A red balloons march to honor the International Day of Rare Diseases

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    On Saturday, March 9, 2019, Primary school dr. Ljudevita Pivka Ptuj, organized  4th  RED BALLONS MARCH  dedicated to THE DAY OF RARE DISEASES, which is part of the all-Slovenian March. On February 28, we mark the International Day of Rare Diseases. In Slovenia, it is astimated that 120,000 people are affected.

    This event was one of the activities of the international school project  I.D.E.A. TOGETHER WE CAN! of 6 Europeen partners: from Slovenia, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, Poland and Croatia.

    To this end, we invited participants of the march to gather between 9.30 am and 10.00 am at our school.  We saw  a short film about the school and a  program that was prepared by pupils of the school.

    At 11.00 am., the march started in front of the school, continued along  Volkmerjeva Street, Panonska Street, Slomškova street, Vinarski Square, Lackova ulica and finished on Mestni Square 1 - in front of the town house.

    The Mayor of the Municipality of Ptuj, Ms Nuška Gajšek and the Minister of Agriculture Mrs Aleksandra Pivec attended the event too.

    Association Soroptimistk from Ptuj prepared home baked pastries, Talum d.o.o.  donated funds for filling balloons with helium. Štajerski frajtonarji  spiced up the event with music ... they stretched their accordions so far that they could be heard all around!

    Sincere thanks for your contribution to the event.

    Tanja Nikolovski, main Erasmus+ coordinator



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    So. At the highest state level, we passes the red balloon  to our neighbours - Croatians. There will be "a red ballon march" in Croatian's capital , Zagreb, for the first time. Love can be a red balloon! Thanks to the team: Petra Hranilović, Dalibor Talajić and Jasna Primorac. I am convinced that we can  contribute to good relations with our neighbours. because our children do not care for  nationality or  who the sea belong to. 

    for  5th time, we managed to connect:

    🎯 3 different countries

    🎯 16 different places

    🎯 more than 1500 people

    and if there is only one person who will change his opinion and be able to see our children in a different light, our goal is achieved. 

    Today, I know that  we are supported by many hearty individuals and large companies with visions. After all, we have  support of the entire  universe. 

    Thank you very much!

    Petra Greiner , 

    physiotherapist, Director of the Institute 13, the initiator of the march with red balloons in Slovenia

    Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović and Slovenian President Borut Pahor


    Letter from the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, 
    on the reception of patronage over the march with red balloons




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    On Saturday, March 09. 2019, Primary school dr. Ljudevita Pivka Ptuj, Slovenia,  organized in Ptuj the 




     which is a part of the all-Slovenian walk. On February 28, we mark the International Day of Rare Diseases. In Slovenia, it should have be round 120,000 people.


    We invite participants of the walk to gather in the elementary school of Dr. Ljudevita Pivka. between 9.30 am and 10.00 am. First We will see a short film about the school and a cultural program that will be prepared by pupils of the school. After the cultural program, we will look at the school premises. 


    At 11.00 a.m., a walk will begin. Start will be infront of the school, we continue with walking by  Volkmerjeva Street, Panonska Street, Slomškova Street, we past the theater, continue by Murkova Street and finish on Mestni trg 1 - in front of the town house at around 12.00.


    Residents of Ptuj, you are kindly invited to take a walk through  with the red balloons for all our small and big hearts ♡.