Slovenia Transplant regularly participates in European research and educational projects in areas such as public awareness raising about donation, cooperation with the media, training of experts, improvement of donor programmes, exchange of organs and tissues, and cooperation among European countries.
On 1st January 2000, Slovenia joined the international European organisation Eurotransplant. Two years later, in 2002, it became a full member of this organisation, which has altogether eight member states: besides Slovenia also the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Croatia and Hungary. Eurotransplant is a non-profit organisation which facilitates the exchange and allocation of donor organs in its member states and covers an area with a total of 135 million inhabitants. It ensures that available donor organs are used to the greatest possible benefit in full compliance with strict medical and ethical criteria. All transplant centres, donor hospitals, and tissue typing laboratories in all member states are included in the Eurotransplant network. Each member state has equal opportunity to participate in the development of guidelines for transplantation medicine.