Kosice IT Valley


RDA - Regional Development Agency Senec-Pezinok, Senec, SLOVAKIA



Contact details of the main implementing body

Name of the organisation, original language

Košice IT Valley

Name of the organisation, English translation

Kosice IT Valley


Name of the practice, original language

Košice IT Valley



Description of the practice

Creating a regional partnership of ICT companies, universities and government contributing to the expansion and enhancement of quality educational programs, the creation of a broad portfolio of job opportunities for skilled workforce and a joint strategy necessary to achieve prosperity in the region of Eastern Slovakia and gradually improving the quality of life of its inhabitants.

Policy context

Creating suitable conditions for the creation and development of ICT center of excellence in the territory of Eastern Slovakia and make socio economic environment in the region attractive especially for young people.

Labour market context

Building of information and knowledge society in the region and creating a communication platform between public administration, business and educational institutions, leading to acceleration of the ICT industry development in the region.


  • Support and development of initiatives resulting in the active region for the workforce in the ICT sector, for students and ICT industry
  • Improve the quality of ICT training programs offered by universities, high schools and ICT companies
  • Motivation children and youth to study and later to work in ICT
  • Development of cooperation among members within the cluster and also outside the IT Valley
  • Promoting innovation and implementation of joint scientific research projects
  • Increasing social inclusion by ICT use and reducing regional disparities

Management and operation

Kosice IT Valley

Target groups/beneficiaries

ICT companies

Start date

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End date (actual or planned)

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Gender dimension

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Products involved in or resulting from the practice

  • ICT training programs
  • joint scientific research projects

Outcomes of the practice (planned/expected and actual)

  • bringing people, organizations and opinions together
  • creating conditions for the development of the ICT industry and the entire ecosystem around in eastern Slovakia
  • active searching and communicating successes and good practice examples from IT Valley members outwards to built their reputation and reputation of their members

Source of funding

Other sources, please specify

Partnership co-financing

Main responsible body, type


Cluster organisation

Role of implementing body

Management, implementation and overall supervision of the project

Other bodies involved in implementation of the practice as partners or contractors

  • National Development Project AZU (Activity increases success)
  • Centire (consulting services)
  • Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency (SARIO)
  • ISA (association of corporate entities and companies doing business in Slovakia)
  • Business and Innovation Centre – BIC Bratislava Ltd.
  • Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)
  • Bez & Dis ( security ( and ) distributed systems)
  • WUG Košice (Windows User Group)
  • Association of Young Entrepreneurs of Slovakia
  • Košice – Old Town
  • Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry Regional Chamber in Kosice
  • Danube Knowledge Cluster

Evaluation - Was the practice evaluated?



Target group(s)

Employers, People seeking training


All employers, Micro enterprises, Small enterprises, Medium enterprises, Large enterprises


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People seeking training

Employees, Out of work - adult, Out or work - youth

B.2 Type of practice

B.2.1 Practices related to management or servicing of clients

Registration, skill assessments, identification of client needs and matching

Registration of clients, Registration of vacancies, Skill assessment, Identification of clients’ needs, Matching services

B.2.2 Practices related to labour market information and improvement of micro and smes’ procedures

Labour market information (LMI)

Collection of LMI (demand, supply or both), Analysis of LMI, Dissemination of LMI

Micro and SMEs’ procedures

Improvement of micro and smes’ recruitment and human resource management practices, Identification of needed skills, Staff training/development, Enhance job benefits/condition to attract applicants for hard-to-fill vacancies, Design and implementation of high quality apprenticeship/interniship programmes

B.2.3 Practices related to skill mismatch reduction

Supports aimed at reducing skill mismatch (targeted to unemployed or employed)

Individual counselling/guidance/mentoring/coaching, Group counselling/guidance, Training (classroom), Training (work-based, including apprenticeship), Work experience / work trials

Supports aimed at reducing skill mismatch: labour mobility

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Sharing the cost of training and skills development

Cost sharing (e.g. collective training funds)

B.3 Delivery method(s)

Delivery methods involved

Surface mail, e-Services, Mobile e-services (apps for smartphones/tablets), Mass media (television/radio), Phone/SMS, Face to face contacts

B.4 Contracting out

Extent of contracting out of practice: The service is contracted out…

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Type of subcontractor(s)

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B.5 Partnership

Type of partners involved in implementation of the practice

Public, Private, Third sector

SECTION C - Information about evaluation of the practice

When was the practice evaluated?

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Type of organisation carrying out the evaluation

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Details of the organisation responsible for carrying out the evaluation

Name of the organisation, original language/Name of the evaluator

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Name of the organisation, English translation

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E mail

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Web page

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Overall evaluation methodology/methodology

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Indicators in the evaluation

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Main findings of the evaluation

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Change in practice following evaluation

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C.1 Documentation of the evaluation

Type of documentation

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Monitoring evidence

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D.1 - Evidence of results

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D.2 - Relevance

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D.3 - Availability of clear and adequate information

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D.4 - Impact

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D.5 - Innovation

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D.6 - Broad-based participation

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D.7 - Sustainability

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D.8 - Mainstreaming

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D.9 - European Added Value and Transferability

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D.10 - Additional comments

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