Welcome to ICPE

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


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.


ICPE inaugurated the »Training Programme on System of Civil Status and Migration for Afghanistan« 16-20 December 2013

The International Center for Promotion of Enterprises (ICPE) is currently hosting a professional training programme on the »System of Civil Status« in Ljubljana, Slovenia, between December 16 and December 20, 2013. The main goal of the Development Assistance Programme which is organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Slovenia is to present and share the experience of the ICPE member state and host country, Slovenia, in the field of civil status and migration to high-ranking experts of the Government of Afghanistan. The capacity building training, which still needs to be developed in Afghanistan, will contribute to overall good governance, to government efficiency as well as to enhance the effective access to political rights while securing international migration as part of the increasing globalizing trends.


Mr Tomaž Rogelj, ICPE Executive Manager, Mr Janez Podobnik, ICPE ADG, Ms Alenka
Prvinšek Persoglio, Interact 4C and expert officials from the Government of Afganistan



The training programme will offer an overview of the universal legal standards in the field of human rights and migration, ground stones of statistical collection and processing of demographic events, including privacy protection, additionally encompassing basic information about the impact of good service regarding secure border control. The Afghan experts will be acquainted with the Slovenian and international experience and information solutions in selected segments for migration management support through a highly dynamic programme including lectures held by internationally renowned professionals, policy-makers and practitioners alike, in conjunction with study visits to ministries and administrative units dealing with civil status and migration, producers of public documents and IT solution providers.