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Slovenia / Telecomunication / Digital Slovenia 2020 - Information Society Development Strategy to 2020

SI27_SI0_Information Society Development Strategy_2016

Name of the country Slovenia
Sector Telecomunication
Name of the document (original) Digitalna Slovenija 1. / Strategija razvoja informacijske družbe do leta 2020
Name of the document (English) Digital Slovenia 2020 - Information Society Development Strategy to 2020
Administrative level National
Type of the document Strategy
Year of adoption 2016
Foreseen duration 2020
Sector Telecomunication
Territorial unit (NUTS/LAU) SI0
Authority Ministry of education, science and sport, Directorate for the Information Society
Availability in English No
Legally binding Non-binding
SGI coverage SGI/SGEI
Integration as a concept Yes
Integration elements
Actors
Policies
Adm. levels
Fin. sources
Others
Description Actors: In addition to the strategic development opportunities of the internet, identifying synergies is among the most important development principles pursued by the strategy. As stated, the cooperation and the integration amongst the stakeholders at the sectoral level, which should also include enterprises, ministries, public sector, services and content providers, users, education and research institutions and NGOs, is crucial for the achievement of the strategy’s development objectives. Administrative levels: Integration of public and private sectors, as well as NGOs at all administrative levels (governmental, regional, municipal). Financial sources: As the budget funds are expected to be limited, the document suggest the resources from the European Structural funds should be assured for the financing of the strategy’s measures. Other: The strategy predicts the integration of sectors, as well as services. The ICT sector is going to be connected with education, entrepreneurship, health, social services, and other through the new e-services (e-education, e-health, e-government, etc.), and the ways of functioning of the digital society.
Major objectives 1. raising awareness of the meaning of ICT and internet for the development of society,
2. sustainable, systematic and focused investing in the digital society development,
3. general digitalisation following the principle “digital by default”,
4. competitive digital entrepreneurship and industry with the aim pf digital growth,
5. intensive and innovative use of internet in all segments of society,
6. high-speed access to open internet for all,
7. inclusive digital society,
8. safe cyberspace,
9. establishing the trust un cyberspace and protecting human rights,
10. Slovenia- a reference environment for the introduction of the innovative approaches in the use of digital technology. (10/10)
Short Summary The Information Society Development Strategy 2020 is a crucial document, by which Slovenia has committed to a faster development of digital society, and to the use of the opportunities enabled by the information communication technologies (ICT) and internet, on behalf of the general economic and social benefit. Together with the Next-Generation Broadband Network Development Plan and the Cyber safety Strategy, it provides the measures for the elimination of the country’s largest development gaps in the field of digital society.

According to the document, the vision of Slovenia is to exploit the development opportunities of the ICT and internet through the enhanced development of the digital society, for the country to become and advanced digital society and a reference environment for the introduction of the innovative approaches in the use of digital technology.

As stated, the strategy shell be implemented following the next objectives:
1. raising awareness of the meaning of ICT and internet for the development of society,
2. sustainable, systematic and focused investing in the digital society development,
3. general digitalisation following the principle “digital by default”,
4. competitive digital entrepreneurship and industry with the aim pf digital growth,
5. intensive and innovative use of internet in all segments of society,
6. high-speed access to open internet for all,
7. inclusive digital society,
8. safe cyberspace,
9. establishing the trust un cyberspace and protecting human rights,
10. Slovenia- a reference environment for the introduction of the innovative approaches in the use of digital technology.

In addition to the strategic development opportunities of the internet, identifying synergies is among the most important development principles pursued by the strategy. As stated, the cooperation and the integration amongst the stakeholders at the sectoral level, which should also include enterprises, ministries, public sector, services and content providers, users, education and research institutions and NGOs, is crucial for the achievement of the strategy’s development objectives. With the aim of assuring the cooperation, the country shell establish a national strategic partnership for digital employments, and a Slovenian digital coalition. The objective of the coalition will be the efficient and concerted implementation of the strategy through the partner collaboration of various stakeholders.

Recognised by the document, within digital society the broadband and other ICT infrastructure is of great importance for the general and economic development. Therefore, the ubiquitous, large capacity broadband, which is opened and accessible to all end users, should be kept in mind in strategic planning, in order to prevent the inequalities related to the digital inclusion in the network society.

The broadband infrastructure development in rural areas is, according to the strategy, difficult, due to the dispersed and sparse settlements. Hence, the private investors are in majority unable to create sustainable investment projects. Therefore, the state will co-finance public-private partnerships in the areas of so called “white spots” where the infrastructure is not available, and there is also no commercial interest to build it.

The strategy predicts a preparation of the Next Generation Broadband Network Development Plan, the objective of which is going to be to provide a broadband access with a speed of at least 100 Mb/s to 96% of the households, and 30 Mb/s to the remaining households.

In terms of the innovative data managed services, the document emphasises the importance of the open learning and education environments, which enable the use of the ICT benefits and opportunities within the teaching and learning processes. Furthermore, the transition to the digital entrepreneurship is described as necessary for Slovenia, in order to maintain and the country’s position within the international and EU markets. This should be enabled by an easier access to funding, improved ICT knowledge and skills, enhanced entrepreneurship culture, cooperation amongst businesses, researchers, and education institutions, increased number of ICT professionals, and a positive legislative and regulatory environment of digital economy.

As the budget funds are expected to be limited, the document suggest the resources from the European Structural funds should be assured for the financing of the strategy’s measures.
Centralised/decentralised Not applicable
Governance model
Public services
Concession
Public-private partnership
Co-operative
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Type of finance
EU
Federal/national
State/cantonal/provincial
Regional
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Sources of finance
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Stakeholders' list
Federal/national Enterprises, ministries, public sector
State/provincial/departmental
Regional
Inter-communal
Local Municipalities
Stakeholder comment Services and content providers, users, education and research institutions and NGOs
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