The Reception of the Open Method of Coordination in Slovenia « Nazaj
The main aim of the book is to study the reception of the OMC in Slovenia. There are two ways that the reception of the OMC and the ability to exploit the various dimensions of its potential are important: firstly, in order to achieve the quantitative goals of the Lisbon Strategy; and secondly, the qualitative goals, for example including the greater convergence of different policy fields and a greater degree of democratic governance in the EU. The OMC`s potential in the area of employment and education policies reveals a considerable capacity for strengthening horizontal and hierarchical interactions and for achieving the future convergence of decisions and actions. In the book we apply theoretical arguments concerning the implementation of public policies, soft modes of governance, Europeanization processes and policy learning, as well as the opinions of those actors dealing with the OMC in employment and education at both the national and EU levels.