30. 8. 2018
Slovenian Institute for Adult Education (SIAE) is the central public institute and umbrella institution for adult education in the Republic of Slovenia which was founded by ordinance on establishment on 27 September 1991.
The fundamental purpose of our operations is to develop the field of adult education in line with the Resolution on the Master Plan for Adult Education in the Republic of Slovenia for 2013–2020 and other national and European strategic documents and development guidelines on adult education. Our powers and responsibilities are also stipulated in the statutory provisions governing education, principally the Organization and Financing of Education Act and the Adult Education Act (2018).
Since 2012, our role has also been that of the national coordinator of the European Agenda for Adult Learning (EAAL). By working on various research, programmes and projects and events, we participate in the development of the culture of lifelong learning and more specifically the culture of adult education. We inform both the domestic and international professional and broader public about our work.
We establish ties with both policy-makers on the national and international levels and other adult education and pedagogy practitioners as well as coordinators and participants of various projects, adult education institutions and learners in Slovenia and beyond. We work actively as part of international organisations in all areas of our operation.
We prepare and implement more than 40 educational programmes for around 800 participants, adult educators per year. The basis for the successful inclusion of participants into our programmes is formed by the research and development projects that are well-received both at home and abroad. We work on increasing the accessibility of education for educationally disadvantaged adults. In doing so, we develop the foundations to support learning (guidance and validation) and continuously upgrade our educational programmes in terms of quality. We contribute to the broader awareness of the accessibility and importance of lifelong learning and non-formal learning that boost an individual’s quality of life and improve education as a whole.