Slovenia-Overview

Slovenia has an extensive civil society, with relatively high levels of volunteering. There are institutionalised processes to involve CSOs, particularly trade unions, in policy-making in several fields; however, guidelines that relevant CSOs should always be involved in policy formulation seem to be ignored more than they are observed. CSOs also experience ongoing problems of limited financial and human resources.Civil society has called for the office of the Human Rights Ombudsman to be strengthened. There are also challenges around the exclusion of Roma people and people resident in Slovenia who originated from other parts of former Yugoslavia and who were unlawfully removed from the register of residents, known as the ‘erased’. There have been isolated incidents of excessive police force.