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Bridging the Digital Divide, a priority for Stojmenova Duh as Minister

Ljubljana – Candidate for the Minister of Digital Transformation, Emilija Stojmenova Duh, has promised to further develop what has been successful in this area in the past. Her priority was to narrow the digital divide and pave the way for effective digital transformation in society, she told the relevant parliamentary commission before nodding Saturday.

“We will carefully consider the work done so far, the work of the Strategic Council, and the work of the individual departments. What has been done, what actions have been taken, what needs to be completed. We’ll see what we need to do from the beginning, “she told the Interior, Government, and Local Commissions, clearing the presentation by 9 o’clock. Vote for 4.

Her ambition is to digitally train the population geographically and to fill the digital gap in terms of gender, age and social status. Public services will also be digitized and the rule that people should be required to provide data only once applies.

Candidates also emphasized the need to adapt to rapid changes. “We track and inspire change,” she said, promising digital transformation of the business and step-by-step support for ensuring the right level of online privacy and security.

Asked by a member of the committee to evaluate the work of retiring Minister Mark Boris Andrijanich, it’s hard to say because she didn’t have access to specific online information about the measures taken. Said.

Andrijanič recently attended the Davos Summit, and last November Slovenia hosted the first conference of the Three Seas Initiative on Digital Transformation.

Stojemenova Duh said she herself is active in the international environment, supports such cooperation and believes it will continue. Regarding the Three Seas Initiative, she said it was also a matter of foreign policy and consensus.

She believes that the government’s goal of Slovenia being among the top five countries in the digital economy and social index by 2026 is unrealistic.

“I don’t care if we are in the top 5 or 7. The important thing is that every man and woman in Slovenia has access to the internet, access to public services and those services wherever they live. I think it’s about making sure you have the skills to use it, “she said.

Having led a digital innovation hub in the past, she knows the challenges facing the community. She is supported by her expertise and financial means she said she can use a variety of sources to improve digital development in local and rural areas, including resilience and recovery plans. I believe it should be.

She has announced plans to popularize state-provided electronic services and introduce digital signatures everywhere. Governments will encourage citizens’ electronic participation and explore the possibility of conducting electronic referendums and elections.

Healthcare introduces digital tools to upgrade existing systems to make them interoperable.

She also promised steps to deal with online hate speech and shared the concerns of some committee members about the dangers of screen addiction among young people.

She believes that young people should be encouraged to use algorithms to solve problems and do not support the introduction of computer science as a required subject in primary school, but in some secondary schools. I believe it is essential in the program. She believes the curriculum needs to be updated to include digital literacy content in existing subjects and classes.

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