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Stakeholders: Slovenia


Key stakeholders in the field of citizenship education in Slovenia can be divided into three categories. First, stakeholders in the field of research, science and expertise forming the theoretical and conceptual framework of citizenship education in Slovenia. Second, stakeholders involved in the systematization, preparation of the curricula and content for citizenship education in the formal educational system. Third, stakeholders in the field of non-formal education, focusing mainly on conducting projects and trainings that relate to the citizenship education in its broadest sense.

The most important actors in the field of research, science and expertise in citizenship education in Slovenia are: the Educational Research Institute (ERI), Faculty of Social Science (University of Ljubljana), Institute of Ethnic Studies, Council of Europe (Information Office of the Council of Europe in Republic of Slovenia) and Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts[1]. The above mentioned institutions conduct various national and international research intended for the analysis and evaluation of the content of citizenship education in formal educational system (curricula and materials) and preparation of new content and recommendations for improvements.

In the field of formal educational system the most important stakeholder is the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport as a key and central institution responsible for the systematization of citizenship education. Under the Ministry, National Education Institute of the Republic of Slovenia is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of the curricula for citizenship education.

In the field of non-formal education there are numerous non-governmental organisations, initiatives, youth organisations and projects focused on the citizenship education in its broadest sense. Especially the National Youth Council of Slovenia (MSS), Zavod Nefiks and the National broadcasting organization - Radio-Television of Slovenia are among most recognizable organizations in the field of citizenship education in non-formal education.

Country Profile: Slovenia


Pušnik, Tomaž and Aleksandra Zavadlav. 2011. Analiza stanja na področju državljanske vzgoje v Sloveniji : (analiza institucionalnega okvira, teoretskih podlag, učnih načrtov in učbenikov na področju državljanske vzgoje) : raziskovalno poročilo. [Citizenship education in Slovenia: An analysis of the institutional framework, theoretical backgrounds, teaching curricula and text books in the field of citizenship education. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za družbene vede.

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European societies, albeit at different paces, have undergone profound changes in the fabric of their populations due to EU enlargement, European Citizenship, globalization and migration processes. Traditional concepts of citizenship and citizenship education in Europe have to be revised in the light of these developments.

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