The Slovenian Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities has reached out to Cedefop to seek expert advice with regards to setting up a Skills Forecasting system and to improve the governance of skills anticipation and matching in the country.
A first workshop was organised early 2021 where technical advice was given on how best to proceed with setting up a national system while particular emphasis was placed on the challenges of organising and implementing skills forecasts in a small country. A second meeting was organised towards the end of the year which mainly addressed two main themes. First was about managing expectations; what can be expected from long term skills forecasts and where are their limitations? How to see skills forecasts in the context of other tools? The second was about the governance of skills anticipation and matching; how to ensure trust? what is the role of partners and stakeholders? how to ensure results feed into policy making? The third workshop, which concluded the support to Slovenia took place on July 4th. The main focus was to engage in discussions on how to best integrate skills anticipation into the labour market platform currently in development and strengthen skills governance.