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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,



- European Agenda for Adult learning,


- 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


Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
Primary focus
  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
   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


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


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Head of UNEVOC Centre
Branislav Hadár

UNEVOC Coordinator
Lubica Gallova

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