Secretary General: Urša Šetina

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Urša has joined APYN as a Secretary General in 2016. She graduated at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana, where she studied Spanish language and literature and Comparative literature and literary theory. She was the president and CEO of the Academic choir Tone Tomšič of the University of Ljubljana in seasons 2008/2009 and 2011/2012, during which she organized concert tours to Norway, England, The Netherlands, Czech Republic, Croatia, Germany, France, Republic of South Africa, Austria and Italy. With this choir she performed in many concerts and international competitions and also won the European Grand Prix in Debrecen (2008). She worked as an organizer and manager of a Slovenian percussion group Slovenski tolkalni projekt – SToP. She is currently a member of an international chamber choir Utopia & Reality, which is led by Ragnar Rassmusen and Urša Lah. In her free time, she likes reading, roller-skating, ice-skating, hiking, playing the piano and cooking.

Associate for Public Health and Noncommunicable Diseases: Petra Kralj

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Petra finished her parallel studies at the Faculty of Pharmacy (University of Ljubljana) and Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security (University of Maribor) in 2008 and 2011. In the period 2004 – 2007 she was a students´ representative at the Faculty of Pharmacy and an active member of the Students’ Administrative Council of University of Ljubljana. In 2010 Petra participated in the Erasmus student exchange programme at the Medical University of Innsbruck where she later on enrolled into the PhD program Genetics & Genomics. Petra acquired the Certificate of Competence for work in the field of Biomedicine at the Slovenian Ministry of Health (2013) and an international certification and accreditation in London, UK (Advanced Emotional Freedom Techniques, 2018). Furthermore, Petra has collaborated with renowned international institutions including the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory U.S., Charité – University Medicine Berlin, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg, University of Bergen and the University of Copenhagen, in various national and international scientific projects. She has been working in the Public Health sector, in the field of R&D and/or project management since 2007. Between 2013 and 2016 Petra contributed to two intriguing science documentaries. Petra speaks 5 languages and joined APYN in 2018. On top of co-founding and actively supporting an Energy Psychology community, Petra is a passionate Latin dancer, flautist, traveller, jogger, cyclist, swimmer, snowboarder, book worm, yogi and meditator.

Project Officer: Špela Jenko


Spela has joined APYN in 2018 as a Project Officer. She previously worked in the economic and cultural areas at the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the Republic of Slovenia. She has a bachelor's degree in economics. She studied at the Autonomous University of Madrid where she graduated in Hispanic studies and literature. In 2010 she participated in the Academy of Central European Schools event where she presented her school, talking about Nordic Walk as a healthy lifestyle. She speaks 7 languages including Slovenian, Spanish, English, Italian, Serbian, Portuguese and German. She is interested in organizing events. In her free time she likes going for a walk with her dog and spending time with family and friends.

Secretariat Member: Lucija Pečlin (No Excuse Slovenia)


Lucija recently finished high school and is planning to continue her studies at the faculty of social sciences in Ljubljana. She has been active on the field of alcohol since 2013, when she joined No Excuse Slovenia, working on several projects focusing on alcohol prevention and mystery shopping. She is also interested in other areas of public health, youth work and in sustainable development. In her free time she loves to read and going for a walk with her dog.

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