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Until this day, ICPE remains the sole intergovernmental organization headquartered in Slovenia. More than 40 years ago, on 24 April 1974, ICPE was founded as the International Center for Public Enterprises in Developing Countries by the Government of the Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia, following the initiative of the United Nations (UN) and with strong support of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and personal commitment of Academician Mr. Anton Vratuša, PhD, the then Vice-President of the Federal Executive Council of Yugoslavia.

It was a time of enthusiasm, emerging new states in the wake of decolonization and an orientation towards the “New International Economic Order”, which would strive to reach fair and economically balanced relations between the “developed” and the “developing” worlds. Strong and efficient public enterprises proved to be one of the key pillars of good governance and building of the economies in the relatively fragile and weak countries of the global “South”. ICPE grew on these ideas. Already in 1976, only two years after it was registered as a Yugoslav organization, following the expressed interest of many NAM members, ICPE was transformed officially to an intergovernmental organization of its member states. 30 states and 9 observers were present at the founding conference in March 1976. By the 1980, ICPE had initiated seven successful programs, research, seminars and trainings in the field of public enterprises, some of which were carried out comparatively in several member states and were financially supported by the UN agencies.

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Training programs

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ICPE provides training programs for government offices and different public sector institutions, as well as other interested institutions from its member states and beyond. With its vast experience in the field of training and strong connections with different academic, research and business institutions, ICPE is able to provide programs on the most diverse topics.

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The Government of Republic of Slovenia nominated the Inter-Ministerial Working Group to implement the Memorandum on Cooperation (MoC) between The Government of Republic of Slovenia and International Center for Promotion of Enterprises (ICPE)

 

 

At its 40th regular session, The Government of Republic of Slovenia nominated the Inter-Ministerial Working Group to implement the first Memorandum on Cooperation (MoC) between The Government of Republic of Slovenia and International Center for Promotion of Enterprises (ICPE) which was signed in September 2011 for the period of five years. MoC defines several areas of mutual cooperation between ICPE and various ministries/agencies and other governmental institutions, with Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport as the contact point. Based on this MoC, annual action plans for each year are prepared and implemented, in accordance with the interests and possibilities of all parties involved.

Members of the Inter-Ministerial Working Group (IMWG) are:

-       Dr. Borut Rončević, Acting Director General, Directorate for Higher Education and Science, Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport,  presiding to the working group,

-       Dr. Stanislav Raščan, Ambassador, Director General, Directorate for Economic Diplomacy,  Ministry of Foreign Affairs, co-presiding to the working group,

-       Mr. Tone Kajzer, Ambassador, State Secretary, Cabinet of the Prime Minister of RS,

-       Mr. Tomaž Kunstelj, Ambassador, Secretary General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs,

-       Dr. Janez Šumrada, Ambassador, Directorate for Economic Diplomacy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs,

-       Mr. Janez Podobnik, MD, Acting Director General, International Center for Promotion of Enterprises, ICPE,

-       Mr. Tomaž Rozman, Acting Director General, Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport,

-       M.Sc. Tea Glažar, Secretary, International Cooperation and EU Office, Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport,

-       Mr. Mihael Zupančič, Minister Counsellor, Head, International Law Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs,

-       M.Sc. Mitja Mavko, Secretary, Head, International Financial Relations Department, Directorate for Public Property and Financial System, Ministry of Finance,

-       M.Sc. Janez Rogelj, Secretary, Directorate for Tourism and Internationalisation, Ministry of Economic Development and Technology,

-       Ms. Klaudija Koražija, Under-Secretary, International Cooperation Office, Ministry for Justice and Public Administration,

-       Ms. Janja Kokolj-Prošek, Secretary, Head, Office for Food-Processing and International Inter-Institutional Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture and Environment.

 

Tasks of the Inter-Ministerial Working Group are as following:

-       To monitor the implementation of the Memorandum on Cooperation between the Government of Republic of Slovenia and International Center for Promotion of Enterprises (ICPE),

-       To coordinate and monitor jointly agreed action plans of the projects between the Government of Republic of Slovenia and International Center for Promotion of Enterprises (ICPE) from the areas of education and trainings, development aid and cooperation, economic diplomacy and others, in accordance with the interests and possibilities of all parties involved,

-       To evaluate the operational work of ICPE in a short and a long-term period.