Policy Brief / CIR Analyses 2 « Back
The second manuscript published in the CIR Analysis presents some of the most pertinent challenges facing Slovenian European policy and its public administration and sets out recommendations for successful overcoming of these challenges. The 2008 EU Presidency gave the Republic of Slovenia a new face in the EU and worldwide as well as increased its political capital within the EU. The experiences gained during the Presidency must not slip into oblivion. They have to be evaluated and used in light of setting up an active Slovenian European and development policy. Three elements come to the fore: (i) renewed reflection on the working priorities of Slovenia in EU institutions, (ii) adjustments to the organisational structure of state administration for the needs of an active EU membership and (iii) changes to the educational system and human resources management that are vital for the successful implementation of set goals: an efficient and successful EU membership. In this perspective the present policy brief sets out concrete recommendations for planning and co-ordination of EU affairs in Slovenia, as well as recommendations regarding training and dissemination of knowledge in Slovenian public administration.