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European Affairs and International Cooperation Service

The International Cooperation and European Affairs Service deals with matters of education, science and sport that are the subject of bilateral or multilateral cooperation and European affairs.

It prepares and coordinates the international activities of the Minister in Slovenia and abroad and coordinates the drafting and monitors the implementation of agreements and other bilateral instruments on education, science and sport with EU Member States and other countries. The Service actively participates in the work of intergovernmental commissions for cooperation in scientific and technological research between Slovenia and other countries and monitors the proposals for legislative and strategic documents of the European Commission concerning education, science and sport.

It also leads internal coordination related to the EU and monitors the work and directs the harmonisation of strategic documents and reports of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Council of Europe and the United Nations in the area of education.