Thematic Areas: Youth Employment | Greening TVET | Access, Equity & Quality | TVET in a Digital World | Other Themes
Our Key Programmes & Projects: i-hubs: Skills for Innovation Hubs | YEM: Youth Employment in the Mediterranean | BILT: Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET | UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme | WYSD: World Youth Skills Day
Past Activities: TVET Global Forums
Our Services & Resources: Publications | TVET Forum | Virtual Conferences | TVET Country Profiles | TVETipedia Glossary | Promising & Innovative Practices
Events: Major TVET Events | UNEVOC Network News
UNEVOC Centre (Uni/Research) since 1995
ŠIOV is an agency of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic in charge of VET and adult learning in Slovakia.
The Institute supports the development of vocational policy; participates in the preparation and development of educational standards and qualifications, innovation and testing of educational programmes; ensures further education for secondary school teachers and organises educational activities, national competitions, exhibitions or conferences; analyses trends and needs for development of VET in Slovakia.
ŠIOV manages the EU initiatives in vocational education and training and adult education in Slovakia:
- European Qualifications Framework,
- European Agenda for Adult learning,
ŠIOV administer the National Qualifications Database and the Slovak Centre of Training Companies.
ŠIOV is a member of the European Basic Skills Network, European Forum for VET (EfVET), EUROPEN, it coordinates national teams for Euroskills. Since 2020, it is the National Contact Point of the European Vocational Skills Week.
ŠIOV has extensive experiences in implementation of EU-funded projects, including large-scale ESF-funded national projects, Erasmus+, EaSI Programme, etc. supporting implementation of VET policies in Slovakia.
Staff members of the Institute sit in various national and international bodies, e.g. Advisory Groups of the EC for the European Qualifications Framework and Europass, working groups established by the European Commission, OECD, and other institutions.
|Sharing knowledge about TVET||Primary focus|
|Developing knowledge||Primary focus|
|Developing and building capacities||Secondary focus|
|Policy makers||Primary focus|
|Private sector||Secondary focus|
|Greening of TVET institutions and skills||Interested to contribute|
|Migration||Interested to learn|
|OER and Online Learning||Interested to learn|
|Equity of access in TVET||Interested to contribute|
|Gender equality in TVET||Interested to learn|
|Fostering entrepreneurship||Interested to lead|
|Industry 4.0 / Smart production||Interested to lead|
|Capacity development projects||Highly interested|
|Policy oriented projects||Highly interested|
|Knowledge development||Highly interested|
|Workshops and conferences||Highly interested|
|Within my cluster||Highly interested|
|With Africa||Moderately interested|
|With the Arab States||Moderately interested|
|With Asia and the Pacific||Moderately interested|
|With Europe, CIS and North America||Highly interested|
|With Latin America and the Caribbean||Moderately interested|
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