EU Member States have an obligation to provide citizens and companies with access to digital online services based on "The Once-Only Principle" by 2023, which will simplify their administration within the EU. The aim is to reduce the burden on citizens and businesses, and to facilitate the fulfilment of legal obligations across the various EU states, saving up to 855,000 hours and a minimum of EUR 11bn a year. A part of the test concept in Slovakia, implemented within the TOOP project, is the Register of Financial Statements of the Ministry of Finance of SR by PosAm.
On the path towards the laureates of the Dionýz Ilkovič Award, we encounter incredible stories in the teachers’ rooms of Slovak schools about the dedicated, exceptional, and particularly persistent teachers who, throughout their decades-long work, not only teach the pupils in classes, but also go beyond their duties and prepare them for competitions. These often end in international successes, but the work in the background is seldom seen.
From the 13th to the 15th of November 2018, Barcelona in Spain hosted the eighth year of the Smart City Expo World Congress, one of the largest events of its kind in the world. More than 840 exhibitors, representatives from over 700 cities from five continents, and 400 attendees were looking for answers to the question of how to make cities more habitable for the people living in them. ParkDots, a smart parking solution for modern cities from PosAm, has also been included among the world's top solutions.
Residents and visitors of Nitra are able to park in the centre of Nitra more easily from November . The ParkDots system was put into operation, which in the first stage of the pilot project tracks current occupancy at the parking lots on Wilsonovo nábrežie and Mostná Street. Drivers have the information available in the ParkDots mobile application, which can also navigate them to a free parking space. The local government thus met one of the goals of the parking policy aimed at improving the current situation through modern smart solutions.
PaedDr. Ľubomír Konrád from the Gymnasium at Veľká Okružná Street 22 in Žilina became the winner of the second annual Dionýz Ilkovič Award, awarded for the development of extracurricular activities. In the finals he met with RNDr. Jana Plichtová from the Gymnasium at Alejová Street 1 in Košice and PaedDr. Iveta Štefančínová, PhD., from the Gymnasium of Ján Adam Rayman in Prešov. The finalists and the winner were decided by the expert jury led by Doc. RNDr. Martin Plesch, PhD., from the Slovak Academy of Sciences, President of the International Young Physicists' Tournament. The awards were given to the nominated on 7 November 2018 during a gala evening at the Slovak Philharmonic in Bratislava.