4.8 Current debates and reforms
Currently, two main debates have been progressing in Slovakia:
1. The Strategy for the Gradual Development of Inclusive Education in Slovakia up to 2030 (in preparation)
The National Program for the Development of Education and Training approved by the Government of the Slovak Republic on 27 June 2018, envisions the creation of the Strategy for the Gradual Development of Inclusive Education in Slovakia. This task was asigned to the Research Institute of Child Psychology and Pathopsychology (hereinafter VUDPAP) on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic. For this purpose, VUDPAP proposed a working group in cooperation with the Coalition for Joint Education (hereinafter Inclucoalition). The working group consist of 20 experts from various fields.
2. The Strategy of the Slovak Republic for Integration of Roma communities up to 2030 (in preparation)
In July 2020, the Office of the Plenipotentiary of the Government of the Slovak Republic for Roma Communities initiated the first meeting of the Steering working Group for the preparation, revision and update of the Strategy of Slovak Republic for Integration of Roma communities up to 2030. Representatives of ministries, other central state administration bodies, self-government, academia and civil society are directly involved in the process of preparing the new strategy. Their active involvement will increase the quality of the new strategic document, which will reflect the needs of the population in Roma communities. The strategy is one basic conditions for drawing financial resources from EU funds for Roma integration in 5 key areas - housing, education, health, employment and non-discrimination.