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

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,

- EQAVET

- EUROPASS,

- European Agenda for Adult learning,

- EPALE,

- Referent.

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.



Focus and interest

Work area

Which of the following fields is the UNEVOC Centre working on?
  
Sharing knowledge about TVET
 
 
Primary focus
  
Developing knowledge
 
 
Primary focus
  
Developing and building capacities
 
  Secondary focus
  

Beneficiaries

Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
  
Teachers
 
 
Primary focus
  
Researchers
 
  Secondary focus
  
Policy makers
 
 
Primary focus
  
Private sector
 
  Secondary focus
  


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 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
   

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
 
  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
  




Contact

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

http://www.siov.sk

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Head of UNEVOC Centre
Branislav Hadár
Director



UNEVOC Coordinator
Lubica Gallova

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