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Slovenia hosting OECD Skills Summit

Brdo pri Kranju, 9 October - Slovenia will be hosting the 3rd Skills Summit, an event of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on Friday. Headlined Skills Strategies for a World in Recovery, the event is to encourage a global debate on how policies and practices can help advance the development of life-long learning.

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Taking place at the Brdo pri Kranju conference centre and on-line, the opening will be addressed by Prime Minister Janez Janša and OECD Deputy Secretary General Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen.

The event will also see addresses by the European Commissioner for the European Way of Life Margaritis Schinas, Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights Nicolas Schmit and Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth Mariya Gabriel, as well as Zoran Stančič, the head of the Europan Commission's representation in Slovenia.

As many as 42 delegations are to participate, including from 36 countries, UNESCO and the Council of Europe, of which the Education and Sports Ministry has said is the highest attendance at a Skills Summit so far.

Education and Sport Minister Simona Kustec will also take part, as will Labour Minister Janez Cigler Kralj, Health Minister Tomaž Gantar and Public Administration Minister Boštjan Koritnik.

© STA, 2020