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State Institute of Vocational Education and Training
SIOV - Štátny Inštitút Odborného Vzdelávania (SIOV)

UNEVOC Centre (Uni/Research) since 1995

A budgetary, non-profit, educational organisation operating in the network of secondary vocational schools and secondary vocational apprentice schools of the Slovak Republic. The Institute cooperates in the development of vocational policy; participates in the preparation and development of educational standards and modules, innovation and testing of educational programmes; ensures further education for secondary school teacher via seminars, courses, methodology days, innovative and specialising studies; supports development and implementation of international projects, organises educational activities, national competitions, exhibitions or conferences; analyses trends and needs for development of VET in Slovakia; one department - Slovak Centre for Training Firms - supports vocational education through simulation of a firm life through the subject of Training Firms. Slovak National Observatory at SIOV, created by the European Training Foundation in Turin, monitors information on current issues of VET and its links to the labour market.

Regular tasks

The Centre, as a part of SIOV, conducts a wide range of activities, cooperates with secondary vocational schools in all regions of The Slovak Republic.

Focus and interest

Work area

Which of the following fields is the UNEVOC Centre working on?
Sharing knowledge about TVET
  Secondary focus
Developing knowledge
Primary focus
Developing and building capacities    Not in our mandate


Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
Primary focus
  Secondary focus
Policy makers
  Secondary focus
Private sector    Not our target group

Engagement interest

What is the highest level of engagement the Centre is interested in in the following fields?
Greening of TVET institutions and skills
Interested to lead
   Interested to learn
OER and Online Learning
Interested to lead
Equity of access in TVET
  Interested to contribute
Gender equality in TVET
  Interested to contribute
Fostering entrepreneurship
Interested to lead
Industry 4.0 / Smart production
Interested to lead

Activity interest

Which types of activities is the UNEVOC Centre most interested in?
Capacity development projects
Highly interested
Policy oriented projects
Highly interested
Knowledge development
Highly interested
Workshops and conferences
Highly interested

Regional collaboration interest

What are the UNEVOC Centre's collaboration interests?
Within my cluster
Highly interested
With Africa
Highly 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


SIOV - Štátny Inštitút Odborného Vzdelávania (SIOV)
Bellova 54/A
83763 Bratislava


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Head of UNEVOC Centre
Ing. JuDr. Michal Bartok

UNEVOC Coordinator
Lubica Gallova

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