The society Slovenia-seura, Friends of Slovenia in Finland, has been present for more than 15 years and has over 120 members. The society offers various activities for its members; however, the aim of the society is to promote Slovenia in Finland as well as to maintain a firm friendship between Finns and Slovenes. So far, Slovenia-seura has participated and promoted Slovenia several times at public events such as MATKA Nordic Travel Fair in Helsinki and Turku International Book Fair. In addition, the society has organised various public lectures about Slovenia, Slovene history and culture, e.g. at Suomenkielinen työväenopisto in Helsinki in spring 2012. The members have also been able to attend several Slovene language courses in Helsinki. However, the members have also started to travel to Slovenia as a group. In summer 2012, Slovenia-seura has organized the first trip in the sieries of visits to popular Slovene wine regions; the series will continue with a wine related trip.