Ivan Svetlik, born 1950, is Rector and professor of Human Resources and Social Policy at Ljubljana University, Slovenia. He was vice rector of the University of Ljubljana (2005-2008), minister of labour, family and social affairs of Slovenia (2008-2012) and was a member of the editorial committee of the European Journal on Vocational Training edited by CEDEFOP. He has been involved in the country’s labour market, social security, education and training reforms and in consulting in these fields in the Balkan countries and in HRM in companies. His main research topics and interests are: work, employment, education, human resources, social security, quality of life. He has co-operated in international networks and institutions, such as ITF, CEDEFOP and CRANET network on human resource management research. He published over 400 articles, book chapters and books.