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Minister Koritnik's ITU News Q&A about Slovenia's digital development journey

In cooperation with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Ministry of Public Administration will hold the Regional Forum for Europe on Meaningful Connectivity on 8 and 9 March 2021. At the event, Minister of Public Administration Boštjan Koritnik, who wrote a blog post for ITU News prior to this event, will hold the opening address. He expressed his thoughts on the development and progress of digitalisation in Slovenia and described how and where digital technology is used in Slovenia to combat the COVID-19 epidemic.

invitation banner with date and time of the forum: 8 - 9 March 2021, online meeting

The Regional Forum for Europe on Meaningful Connectivity – title page | Author the Ministry of Public Administration

The minister emphasised that information and communication technology (ICT) plays a key role in the sustainable development of Slovenia. Our aim is to become a developed society "powered" by digital technologies, which bring benefits to society and connect people. He considers digitalisation to be very important because it helps us retain our economic competitive position at the global level.

You can find the full Q&A with the minister in English on the ITU News website.

Acting Director-General of the Information Society and Informatics Directorate of the Republic of Slovenia Peter Grum will also participate at the event's first session titled “The Digital Divide in Europe: Ensuring meaningful and inclusive connectivity”.

The event agenda and other information, as well as event registration, can be found on the  ITU website.