There are public tenders offered by the government of Slovenia to support the integration of migrant women, yet these programs are also usually supported by external funds and mostly from the EU Commission. The funding is limited in time and scope, which might influence the sustainability and follow-up on these programs. The UOIM is responsible for coordination between various stakeholders in migration and integration; based on reports by NGOs and case studies, the coordination between different stakeholders who work for the support of migrant integration shall be strengthened. The voluntary and the structured programs ran by NGOs should be used to its full potentials, by systematic coordination and sustainable support for these programs and their outcomes.
The policy-making process should combine gender and migration as cross-cutting issues for further programs that aim to support particularly the integration between migrant women from third country nationals and Slovenian society. It is also important to note that some programs in the EU and in Slovenia are designed to provide trainings for migrant women in domains that are considered as female-dominant; while this may be perceived as practical, it can contribute to existing gender inequalities in the labor market, where women are less presented in certain domains like e. g. ICTThis inequality is due to gender orders and regimes.
Finally, integration is one of the main pillars included in the Slovenian strategy on migration, and it is addressed as two-way process, wherefore programs shall be design to support intercultural communication between migrants and Slovene society, with the result that both target groups shall be beneficiaries of integration programs. In conclusion, to combat gender inequalities among the migrant population in the EU and Slovenia, gender and migration shall be integrated as essential cross-cutting issues in all the stages of policy making and program design. To achieve this, it is important to start with research that fills the needs in the define stage of policy making, where women’s organizations and informal groups shall have an important role in consultations.