Slovakia’s 2030 Digital Transition Strategy is a cross-cutting public administration strategy – a framework that defines Slovakia’s policy priorities in the context of the ongoing digital transformation of the economy and society under the influence of innovative technologies and global megatrends of the digital age.

Slovakia’s 2030 strategy sets the objective of modernising the Slovak economy with innovative and environmentally friendly industrial solutions that will enable a knowledge-based data economy by 2030. This includes measures to improve the efficiency of public administration services, ensure smart use of existing infrastructure, as well as strengthen citizens’ potential for active digital life and reap the full benefits of this technology.

The topic of digital skills is addressed in chapter 3.2 of the strategy, society and education. The priorities outlined in Slovakia’s 2030 Strategy follow the pillars of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition, including:  

Digital skills for citizens
  • Promoting systemic lifelong learning for all in all sectors and occupations.
  • Improving citizens’ digital skills to understand and exploit the digital technologies of the modern world to reap the benefits. 
Digital skills for the workforce
  • Developing training programmes to develop skills and competences that are more relevant to current and future labour market requirements and preparing the Slovak workforce for future challenges. 
  • Update employees’ digital skills to find meaningful jobs in times of robotisation and automation. 
Digital skills for ICT professionals
  • Supporting educational initiatives on advanced digital skills, including professional competences such as knowledge of the Internet of Things, cybersecurity, big data and robotics.  
  • Introducing a more flexible innovation system of study programmes to increase the efficiency of higher education, while promoting cross-cutting and cross-sectoral programmes, thus increasing the flexibility of graduates on the labour market.
Digital skills in education:
  • Supporting the digital transformation of schools and education institutions and training providers to improve overall quality and employment pre-conditions to support the acquisition of 21st century skills. 
  • Promoting the use of digital technologies (learning platforms) and digital learning content for more innovative and motivating teaching methods.
  • Strengthening the digital competences of pupils, students and participants through courses dedicated to the digital economy and enhancing digital inclusion and ensuring equal access to digital education for all. 
  • Creating better conditions for motivation, education and training for teachers in high demand fields such as STEM. 
  • Improving cooperation between teachers, entrepreneurs and legislators to advance education and training in digital skills.
  • Develop, in cooperation with the State Education Institute, normative rules for informatics teaching and information education at all levels of the education system. 

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