Information and consulting activities for employees


In 2016 - 2022, the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport and the European Social Fund co-finance consulting for employees, focusing on encouraging employees to develop mainly key competencies. The consultancy in the central part of the south-east of the region is carried out by a consortium led by RIC Novo mesto, while the partners are CIK Trebnje,  Grm Novo mesto – the centre of biotechnics and tourism and  ŠC Novo mesto.

The project aims to develop and improve the competencies that employees need for the growing demands of everyday life, greater work process demands, greater employability, and mobility.

If you are employed, we are inviting you to your personal consultation, in which you will be able to work with quality and professional counselling support:

  • find out what kind of work will make you happy and what are the paths to developing your work career,
  • identify your strong areas and identify what skills are needed for more successful professional or personal development,
  • set out your educational path and, if necessary, develop an education plan and a career development plan,
  • recognize what you've already learned in your life and evaluate your achievements in the achievements folder or portfolio,
  • choose your training and get involved in it, ...
  • We can also produce an opinion and a certificate of development of key competencies (e.g., foreign language skills, computer sciences, learning of learning, career planning...) to help you perform your tasks more efficiently in the workplace or even advance promotion.
  • We also provide support in achieving goals, e.g. in obtaining certificates, formal education...

Employers can be supported in various activities of motivating employees to learn and promote further development, identifying the development of key and certain professional competencies required by each job, identifying and evaluating informal knowledge of employees that they can use in the workplace, information on free educational opportunities for employees, ...

All services are free of charge for employees and employers.

*For development, scientific and research activities and for reporting purposes to the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, which co-finances the activities of the Novo mesto Advisory Centre and  Advisory service for employed (following a call for funding for information and advisory activities and the identification and evaluation of informal knowledge acquired from 2016 to 2022) and thus provides for free advisory activities, when visiting our organization, we will also ask clients for certain personal information (name, surname, address, municipality residence, contact details, gender, age, level and type of completed education and year of completion, labour market status, possible membership in vulnerable groups, personal circumstances). For reporting purposes, we will provide personal data in such a form (aggregated form) that they do not show the identity of the clients. The client must provide personal data if he or she wishes to be provided with a service. Otherwise (when they refuse to provide personal data), we cannot provide them with the service. The data transmitted will be handled under the applicable Slovenian legislation on the protection of personal data and European Union law. The personal data controller is the Andragogical centre of Slovenia, which professionally develops and supports free counselling in adult education. We shall also forward aggregated data to fulfil the co-financing contract to the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport. Under the Personal Data Protection Act (OJ RS, No. 94/2007) and the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679, OJ L 119, 4. 5. 2016), a Novo mesto Customer Processing Activity Record is established for the customer processing activity in RIC Novo mesto. More information on the processing of personal data, personal data protection policy, retention deadlines, etc. can be read in the Privacy Statement published on the website: and on the premises of the Andragogical Centre of Slovenia.

The consultation is carried out by consultants from RIC Novo mesto, CIK Trebnje, Grm Novo mesto – the centre of biotechnics and tourism and School Centre Novo mesto in the area of Central Dolenjska.


Tadeja Arkar,, 05 907 57 14, 041 686 721

Ana Marija Blažič,, 07 393 45 52, 031 701 191


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  • The DIS project for employees in the area of Central Dolenjska is implemented in period 17.6. 2016 to 31. 3. 2022.
  • During this period, the consortium will provide advisory assistance to at least 1800 employees. The funder requests that at least 75% of employees be included in further training.
  • The project is co-financed by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, the European Social Fund and the New City MoD, which covers the ineligible costs of the project.

A call for tenders for the financing of information and advice activities and the identification and evaluation of informal knowledge from 2016 to 2022 made available EUR 9 500 000 for 15 selected operators. A consortium led by RIC Novo mesto was granted EUR 854 986.37 for implementation.

The competitiveness of the global economy and the dynamics of the labour market require companies to be very flexible staffers, who find themselves in different working situations, can do a wide range of different jobs and can adapt to the constant changes in the workplace.


Do you want to identify and develop key competencies and knowledge and qualities that can contribute to the added value of the company's business?

Become a member of the Dolenjska Regional Network

Regional networks were created as part of the project "To strengthen social dialogue" carried out by the Association of Free Trade Unions of Slovenia (ZSSS) between December 2017 and September 2021. With representatives of the Regional Organisations of the ZSSS and with ISIO advisory centres in each region, we have established 11 regional networks.

More information:

Brigita Herženjak,, 07 393 45 56

Ministry of Education, Science and Sport

Department of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia for Development and European Cohesion Policy

European Structural and Investment Funds

The project is implemented by 31.3.2022 under the Operational Programme for the implementation of the European Cohesion Policy for the period 2014-2020, priority axes: 10. Knowledge, skills and lifelong learning for better employability; investment priorities: 10.1. Strengthening equal access to lifelong learning for all age groups in a formal, non-formal and informal environment, improving the skills and competencies of the workforce and promoting flexible learning opportunities, including through vocational guidance and validation of acquired competencies;  specific objective: 10.1.2. Improving employees' competencies to reduce disparities between skills and labour market needs


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