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Action 66 in Slovenia flag Slovenia

Member States to promote long-term e-skills and digital literacy policies

Indicator Status Evidence
Does an explicit strategy document exist? No
Is there funding for digital literacy/e-skills projects and programmes (including EU funding)? No
Are there special programmes encouraging women, older workers ethnic minorities and other target groups to use ICT? Yes
Are there special programmes targeting employees (especially older workers and SMEs)? Yes The authority responsible for the field of unemployment (The Employment Service of Slovenia) initiated a project in cooperation with Microsoft and the NGO Youth Information and Counselling Centre of Slovenia (MISSS) to provide job seekers with necessary e-skills trining, covering the costs and thus providing the training essentially free of charge.
Is ICT being integrated in classroom teaching and vocational training? Yes All subjects include "digital literacy" in curriculum as one of the Key Competence. In each curriculum is defined in detail the use of ICT and related skills for students. Teacher training"e-competent teacher standard" includes six components: - knowledge and awarenee of ICT, critical use, - communication and on-line collaboration, - search, select, process, and evaluate data, information and concepts, - safe use of web, ethical and legal use of information, - design, procedure, publish, adapt materials, - plan, perform, evaluate learning by using ICT. Teachers acquire e-competences through seminars, which are at least 50% of the time on-line (virtual classrooms - Moodle).
Are there programms offering ICT skills trainings in telecentres, public libraries and other informal environments? Yes Different public institutions and private organizations provide e-skills training for the elderly ranging from local municipalities, public libraries and private learning centres; See for example the computer training provided by the municipality of Ljubljana ( at or the Simbioz@ e-pismena Slovenija’ project. In Slovenia there are 58 general public libraries. They also provide basic ICT training programmes for different target groups (e. g. primary school children, young people, seniors) and education lessons for individuals in their local environment. All public libraries provide training to use national online library catalogue COBISS and digital library dLIB. Most general public libraries are involved in the project Symbiosis (, which consists of workshops where young volunteers all over Slovenia try to excite and encourage seniors to use the computer and internet.

Best Practice Case

Yes. The best practice is the ‘Simbioz@ e-pismena Slovenija’ project which addressing the issue of e-skills of the elderly population by using an intergenerational approach. Project Simbioz@ is structured in a manner to include all the relevant stakeholders in the field of e-skills. The project also contributed to the European Year of Volunteering 2011 and contributes to the European Year of Intergenerational Solidarity 2012. ‘Simbioz@ e-pismena Slovenija’ was also awarded by the European Parliament with the outstanding award »Citizen of Europe« Public libraries bring together different generations and different social groups. Volunteering and intergenerational cooperation has successfully raised the level of general ICT literacy among older generations and also has beneficial social consequences.

Other initiatives:

Yes, we run Digital Campion.

External contribution

External contributions are more than welcome. If you would like to share with us a country, regional or local-level initiative relevant for this DAE action, you can do it via the online form.