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4. Social Inclusion

4.4 Inclusive programmes for young people

Last update: 29 January 2024

Programmes for vulnerable young people

1. National project PRIM II represent specific type of national projects and is implemented by the Office of The Plenipotentiary for Roma Communities. These projects ensure a complex approach to social inclusion in the field of education, field social work and community work. Marginalised Roma communities, including youth, represent the essential target groups of these projects. Projects are implemented in specifically selected 150 towns and villages in Slovakia.

2020 -2023

  • the aim: support of inclusive environments in kindergartens;
  • activities: acceleration programmes stimulating personal development of Roma children, inclusive teams improving of inclusive kindergartens ‘environments, Roma parents and their children groups outside kindergartens etc.;
  • targets: 150 kindergartens, approx. 3000 Roma children; 
  • total financial volume: approx. 19 900 000 EUR (OP Human Resources, ESF).

2019 - 2022

  • the aim: to support social inclusion and positive changes in municipalities through support of community centres and development of community work;
  • activities for children and young people: preschool clubs; assistance in preparing for school and teaching; preventive activities; hobby groups, activities to support of employment  or other services leading to employment etc.;
  • targets: 150 centres;
  • total financial volume: approx. 18 600 000 EUR (OP Human Resources, ESF).
  1. National projects realised by  the Implementation Agency of the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family of the Slovak Republic;
  • targeted at marginalised Roma communities and the major part of project activities involves children and young people – mostly through organisation of various programmes aimed at their preparation for school and support of their personal development;

2019 -2023

  • The aim: to improve the situation of the socially excluded groups or those threatened with social exclusion through the support of professionalization of the selected social services of crisis intervention at local level (Community centres, low-threshold daily centres, low-threshold social services for children and family).
  • activities: social and personal services;
  • targets: approx. 980 young people
  • total financial volume: approx. 34 598 800,09 EUR  (OP Human Resources, ESF).


  1.  National project 'Quality of Social Services' (Kvalita sociálnych služieb)

2019 – 2023 

  • The aim: support the social inclusion of vulnerable target groups through the provision of quality social services;
  • targets: approx. 1000 new and innovative social services for disadvantaged groups (including young people);
  • total financial volume: approx. 3 700 000 EUR  (OP Human Resources, ESF).


  1. National project 'From standardization of the consulting system and prevention to inclusion and success in the labor market' (Štandardizáciou systému poradenstva a prevencie k inklúzii a úspešnosti na trhu práce)
  2. National project „Assisting professions in the education of children and students“   Pomáhajúce profesie v edukácii detí a žiakov is realised by the Methodical Centers for Pedagogy and Education 
    • aim: increasing inclusion and equal access to quality education and increase the competencies of children and students
    • targets: children, visiting school and pre-school education, including pupils with special needs
  • 2019 – 2023 implemented by The Research Institute of Child Psychology and Patopsychology
  • aim: contribute to the quality of processes in a multidisciplinary approach to the child and his family through the system of educational counseling and prevention
  • targets: 1718 trained pedagogical and professional school employees in the following topics: social-psychological training, education in therapy, supervision of counseling activities and career counseling
  • total financial volume: approx. 18 107 672,80  EUR  (OP Human Resources, ESF)
  • total financial volume: approx. 54 913 649,88 € (OP Human Resources, ESF)



All above mentioned projects and programmes were financed by the European Social Funds and by national contribution from the State Budget.  

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