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What is MEPI (Mednarodno priznanje)?

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award, known as MEPI in Slovenia, is a universal, world-renowned youth programme. It was founded in 1956 by the Duke of Edinburgh in collaboration with the German educator Kurt Hahn, a prominent advocate of experiential learning.

The programme is based on personal and individual challenge. Young people take part in a non-competitive programme of voluntary, sporting, cultural, and intellectual adventures and activities that encourage personal discovery and growth, independence, persistence, responsibility to oneself, and ultimately, make a contribution to their community.

The programme is accessible to all young people aged 14-25 years. It consists of four areas:

  • voluntary work
  • expedition
  • skills
  • sports activities.

By embarking on their Award journeys, young people can build resilience, learn to overcome challenges, take care of their physical and mental wellbeing and support their communities, at a time when we need it more than ever. It’s time to be #WORLDREADY.

Who is the coordinator at school to contact for more information?

Our MEPI coordinator here at BISL is Mr Simon Irving, who can be reached via email at: simon.irving@britishschool.si

How much does this programme cost at BISL?

The cost to being part of the programme is 125 Euros per student per academic year.

This includes:

  • Registration Fee
  • First Aid Training
  • All school led activities on site (orientation skills, camping, mentoring, food preparation, etc.)

All external trips will incur a minimum 25 Euro charge per expedition. Further information and details of this are announced by the trip leader.

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