Mitja Stefancic
CRPZ Univerza na Primorskem, Koper (Slovenia)

3rd International Scientific Conference – EMAN 2019 – Economics and Management: How to Cope With Disrupted Times, Ljubljana – Slovenia, March 28, 2019, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS published by: Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans, Belgrade, Serbia; Faculty of Management Koper, Slovenia; Doba Business School – Maribor, Slovenia; Integrated Business Faculty –  Skopje, Macedonia; Faculty of Management – Zajecar, Serbia, ISBN 978-86-80194-17-2, ISSN 2683-4510


This paper aims to investigate the development of Work based learning (WBL) programmes in higher and professional education in Slovenia and Italy. Albeit challenging the wrong assumption that WBL is the solution to the problem of youth unemployment, the paper evaluates the opportunity
to develop exchange programmes of education mobility between Slovenia and North-Eastern Italian regions (such as Friuli Venezia Giulia and Veneto). Similar economic environments and shared cultural values in the cross-border area should stimulate the development of such programmes, which may be beneficial to young students not only in terms of future economic benefits (e.g. better positioning within the labour market) but also in terms of rising multicultural awareness and active citizenship.


Work based learning, labour markets, education management, Slovenia, Italy


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