Slovenia - Strategy of digital transformation of the economy
The Strategy of digital transformation of economy was adopted by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia on January 2022. It is part of the Recovery and Resilience Plan, under the digital transformation of enterprises component.
The Strategy is focused on the processes of digitalisation, informatisation, and the EU digital single market, and highlights, among other things, advanced digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, Big Data processing technologies, and data chain technologies that will drive economic growth and competitiveness. It builds on existing digital technologies and initiatives, the findings arising from the European Commission’s recommendations and the indicators achieved in the area of digitalisation produced by European and global (OECD) statistics.
The Strategy is focused on three major goals:
- advanced digital technologies that enable the digital transformation of the economy;
- efficient ecosystem for a competitive economy;
- open and sustainable society as a basis for the growth of the digital economy.
The major targets under the digital skills and competences pillar are the following:
- acquisition of knowledge and digital competences at the most appropriate time and in a relatively short time;
- adaptation of lifelong learning systems with a continuous increase in digital literacy, capacity of human resources and digital competences for the digital transformation of the economy;
- strengthening the knowledge and digital competences of personnel working in the field of ICT and the development and supporting talents in the field of advanced digital technologies.
Advanced digital technologies also require more advanced digital competencies of people in all economic sectors. This requires a high quality level of education and training and a strong collaboration between the government, employers and contractors.
The primary funding for the implementation of the strategy will be provided under the national Recovery and Resilience Plan, i.e. €56.5 million. Additional funding under the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021–2027 and other EU Programmes (Horizon Europe, InvestEU, etc.).