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Slovakia

Slovakia

1. Youth Policy Governance

1.9 Current debates and reforms

A new Strategy of the Slovak Republic for Youth for the years 2021-2028 is currently being developed. Three other strategies conserning Youth are also being prepared: The Strategy of Inclusive Education, The Strategy of Global Education and the Strategy of Lifelong learning. 

The Act on Education and the Act on pedagogical and professional staff will be amended in 2021.

In 2021, The Government of the Slovak Republic approved the Concept on combating radicalization and extremism by 2024. The concept includes an analysis and summary of trends in the development of radicalization and extremism in Slovakia and the EU, including a report on the attitudes and changing priorities of the left and right extremist scene or perilous religious groups. The material also states a significant increase in hate speech and a decline in public debate, which is a breeding ground for deepening extremism and hate speech, especially in the era of social networks. Also the fact that extremist groups try to influence the public through leisure and hobby clubs. The concept also clearly maps the situation in the Slovak Republic in the years 2015-2019, while noting the rise of the anti-Roma agenda, false reports or conspiracy theories. The overview also includes research on racism and xenophobia among young people in Slovakia conducted by the Slovak National Center for Human Rights and IUVENTA.