Green transformation
Green transformation
Green transformation
Green transformation

The European Year of Skills has moved into its second half

Nicolas Schmit, Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights 

»We need (at least) a decade of skills!«

Annual Adult Education Conference 2023

Dr Darjo Felda, Minister

»I feel that we must be like children – always curious, inquisitive, constantly learning.«

The significance of skills highlighted at two European events

Petri Lempinen, the Director-General of the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture

»The inclusion of employees in small and medium-sized companies in apprenticeships, which already has a 100-year tradition in Finland, could be the right answer to the challenges of these companies.«

27th Adult Education Colloquium – the opening event of the European Year of Skills for Slovenia

Dr Jerneja Jug Jerše, head of the EU representation in Slovenia

»In the European Year of Skills campaign, we contribute to the strengthening of skills and thus facilitate the digital and green transition.«


Strengthening skills for life through the EAAL forums

Ana Peklenik

»Through such events at the SIAE, we celebrate the EYS. We aim to reach a wide range of people; hence, our expert-led meetings are organised remotely. We are delighted to see that this approach also engages individuals from organisations not primarily active in ALE

A quick but valuable jump to Malta

Zvonka Pewngerc Pahernik, MSc

»The highly packed SkillScape Malta conference programme promised rich content distributed across five panel discussions with influential speakers. Five or six of them took the stage in 30-minute slots and two rounds. First lesson: Too much!«

Efforts for skill development are underway across Europe

Zvonka Pangerc Pahernik, MSc

»The Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, Nicolas Schmit attaches exceptional importance to our role, so he challenged us to explain how we are implementing it. I emphasised that with the support of both ministries and thanks to the EYS, the SIAE is becoming a bridge between the world of (adult) education and employment.«

European Year of Skills is already in full swing

Zvonka Pangerc Pahernik, MSc.

»Slovenia was chosen by the European Commission, in line with the fourth objective of EYS (attracting talents from third countries), to present a case study of a doctoral student from Serbia who is undergoing training at the National Institute of Chemistry in Ljubljana.«

On learning communities

Cvetko Ušaj, participant of Active Village Socialising Programme

»It would be difficult to say that these are just hikes; it’s an activity, socialising, and at the same time, education. And what matters most to me is that we combine care for intellectual growth with care for physical activity or physical fitness. «


European Year of Skills

EC website  in Slovenia

»The European Commission will also promote matching skills with the needs of the labour market and people’s aspirations and skill sets with opportunities in the job market, especially for the green and digital transition and the economic recovery. There will be a particular focus on the inclusion of women and young people, especially those not employed, in education or training. Among the goals is also the attraction of people from third countries with the skills needed by the EU, including by strengthening learning opportunities and mobility and facilitating the recognition of qualifications.«

Published by: Slovenian Institute for Adult Education, Ulica Ambrožiča Novljana 5, 1000 Ljubljana | Editor: Ana Peklenik (T: 01 5842 575, E: | Editor-in-chief: Zvonka Pangerc Pahernik, MSc (T: 01 5842 567, E: | Proof reading: Zvonka Pangerc Pahernik, MSc, and Mateja Pečar  | Design: David Fartek | Technical realisation: Franci Lajovic | ISSN: 2536-3697

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