Why become a member of SILA-IWCL?

Moving to a new country without knowing anybody can be daunting. Even well traveled and experienced expats can struggle when settling in a new location. SILA-IWCL can give you an opportunity to join an extensive network of women in a similar situation, meet new friends and stay active in Ljubljana.

SILA-IWCL is here to welcome and assist newcomers to Slovenia. We share information and experience, foster goodwill and friendship among our members. By becoming our member you can participate in all SILA-IWCL events, interest groups and regular activities – we organize cultural, sports, educational and social activities.

Check our clubs and groups and read about our biggest event, Sila-IWCL bazaar.

One of the perks of being a member is also our SILA-IWCL Gold Card, which gives you discounts in restaurants, shops, beauty salons, gyms, and more in and around Ljubljana.


Currently SILA-IWCL has nearly 115 members of all ages from over 36 countries. Some are living in Slovenia temporarily, while others have been residents for many years, including many Slovene ladies. Our members have highly diverse backgrounds, among others they are spouses of diplomatic representatives, high-flying executives, educators, entrepreneurs, HR and PR professionals.

Who Can Join

Membership is open to all expat women residing in Slovenia. Requirements are the interest in the promotion of the objectives of the Association and international experience.

How to join

Come to our General meeting in Grand Hotel Union to introduce yourself and to complete our application form.

Upon your membership payment, either by cash during the General meeting or by bank transfer Sberbank, IBAN SI56 3000 0010 4338280, SWIFT/BIC code SABRSI2X (don’t forget to state your full name!), you’ll receive an email with the details of how to access the members only area at the SILA-IWCL website and receive our Gold card.

Membership fee

Membership fee (annual September through August): 50,00 Euro.

Your membership fee helps pay for SILA-IWCL’s expenses, which include costs of running our office, accounting services and any expenses for General Meetings.

Membership Rights & Obligations

Members are encouraged to get involved in SILA-IWCL activities – they can participate in as many activities as they choose. They can vote at the assembly of SILA-IWCL and to submit suggestions for the adoption of new decisions. They can stand as a candidate to Board of management, and Disciplinary or Supervisory boards and they can form interest groups. Members receive a monthly newsletter, which includes an overview of upcoming activities during that month, and weekly reminders.

Our monthly General Meeting, which takes place on the second Tuesday of every month at Grand Hotel Union, provides an opportunity to learn about cultural events in Slovenia, sign up for current activities happening within SILA-IWCL or socialize with friends and new members.

Our members’ duties and obligations are to act in conformity with SILA-IWCL statute, to renew the annual membership fee when requested, to work in accordance with the goals and tasks of the Association, and to protect the reputation of the Association. While members are free to organise activities for SILA-IWCL, they are requested not to use the association to promote personal/commercial businesses. Activities should serve social and/or intellectual and/or charitable purposes only.

Members can bring guests to our meetings or activities. However those who wish to attend further activities must register as members.