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Slovenia: Public Sector dimension of AI Strategy


This page reports a synthesis of the main elements that characterise the national AI strategy with a specific focus on the public sector. It extracts the information related to a single country from a comparative analysis done by the AI Watch team and reported in full in the science for policy report “AI Watch. European Landscape on the Use of Artificial Intelligence by the Public Sector”.

Main highlights

  • Strategy has a specific focus on the use of AI in public administration as it is a strategic objective to introduce AI within the public administrations​
  • Staff training programmes will be introduced in the public administration to reduce the staff shortage challenges​
  • A core focus of the strategy is to integrate AI research findings in the government as quickly as possible​
  • Open public sector data is made available to a wide range of stakeholders​
  • Various awareness raising programmes will be launched to increase understanding of opportunities and risks of AI and data sharing

Strategy analysis


Learning by doing

  • Regulatory sandboxes
  • Pilots projects
Stimulating awareness and knowledge sharing
  • Awareness campaigns
  • Building an international community

Ethical and legal framework

  • Development of ethical frameworks
Improving data access and quality
  • Improving data quality
  • Improving data access
  • Access to private sector data

Funding and procurement

  • Funding for AI projects
  • Revision of procurement process
Improving internal capacity
  • Training on AI
  • New public bodies



The strategy highlights that the public administration can be a first mover and an example for others to follow by using responsible AI. Therefore, one of the strategic objectives of the strategy is to introduce AI solutions into the the public sector.​

At least one digital innovation hub will be established, for advising on the development and deployment of AI within the private and public sector. ​

Given a recognised skill shortage, support will be giving for staff training and awareness-raising programmes, such as courses or seminars, to acquire new skills and qualifications on AI related fields. ​

On data, the state will ensure that open public sector data will be available to a wide range of stakeholders in the Slovenian government. Moreover, awareness of both the opportunities and the dangers of data integration, sharing and use between the public sector and the private/academic sector will be arose.

General Information


National programme for promotion of development and use of artificial intelligence in the Republic of Slovenia until 2025 (NpUI)

Data of release

May 2021


Specific actions to public sector


SC2: Education and enhancement of human resources​

SC4: Introduction of reference solutions for AI in the economy, the public sector, public and state administration and society​

SC7: Increasing public trust in AI