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Challenges and recommendations in Slovenia

The areas that need to be addressed by future policies are:

  • The involvement of the public network of providers in fostering the participation of vulnerable groups in learning activities, implementing new approaches and tools.
  • Further development of the validation of knowledge and skills acquired in non-formal learning and training.
  • Bringing the issues of adult education into Slovenian Development Strategy 2030.
  • Designing a sustainable system for sharing the responsibility between the state governance (representing the society) and employers (representing the capital) for raising the level of key competencies of employees.
  • Development of a bigger share of active employment policy programmes that are focused on older employees and their training on one hand, and provision of incentives for employers aiming at "older-workers-friendly" adaptations of jobs.
  • Raising awareness of the threat of further unlimited consumerism and wasteful use of natural sources.
  • To make the attainment of 4-year secondary education level (ISCED 3A,B), as a "second chance" education, completely publicly financed once in a lifetime, with the obligation of employers to provide a reasonable amount of paid study leave.

At the same time, it is important to establish a sustainable and efficient coordination and collaboration structure for all stakeholders to be involved in the designing of the new Adult Education Master Plan.