4PDIH is an innovation ecosystem

4PDIH entails private initiative and public action focused on people

We offer you opportunities to participate in European projects, in which you can co-create digitization policies, learn about examples of good practice and participate in competitions and tenders to finance various processes and areas of digitization.

Supportive environment for developing ideas, projects, offering support in acquiring different grants, info point


Transparency, accessibility, efficiency, responsibility, legality, ethics, democracy, development


Growth and development, mediation, investment


The prosperity of the people


Analysis of needs (competencies, funding), capabilities (investment, consortia, association of municipalities) with new approaches based on the use of the latest technologies (AI, ML, Big Data, Blockchain) in direction of active participation and social innovation

Goals and outcomes

Expected results of digitalizating Slovenia

Knowledge for digital transformation

In the OECD working paper Automation, skills use and training, published in March 2018, in was recognised that Slovenia has the second highest share of jobs at high risk among the 32 OECD members surveyed. It is eighth when combining this share with the percentage of jobs that are likely to undergo significant change due to automation. The estimated share of jobs at a high risk of automation in Slovenia is 25%, which puts our country only behind Slovakia, where 33% of the jobs are considered highly automatable. In comparison, this is the case with only 6% of the jobs in Norway.

These numbers suggest that re-qualification and up-skilling will play a key role in mitigating the difficult transitions awaiting workers whose skills have been rendered obsolete by technological progress. With awareness of the numbers and challenges, our government has undertaken several interventions to help the companies, and especially SMEs, which represent the highest share of businesses in the Slovenian economy.

Digital competences and skills

4PDIH provides, connects and support knowledge, business and technology expertise, technologies, experimental and pilot environments, best practices, methodologies and other activities necessary to fully enable the Slovenian industry, public administration and communities in building digital competencies, innovation models and processes, and to support their digital transformation.

Awareness and promotion of digitalisation

The aim of 4PDIH is to foster awareness and provide services to grow digital competencies, share digital experience and case studies locally, regionally and internationally, and support the government to adapt regulation and open its data to foster entrepreneurship.

Proactive approach

Our digital innovation hub is preparing a tool to predict the jobs and competences needed in the forthcoming years. As such, we are dealing with the challenge as a whole – by both re-qualification and up-skilling of existing workforce, but also by developing new study programs that will produce workforce equipped for the digital age.