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 NIFM International Training on Budgeting in Accounting in Governmental Sector – Senior Professional Course

In cooperation with National Institute of Financial Management (NIFM), ICPE has for the first time organised a two weeks international training program (18 - 29 January 2016) on Budgeting in Accounting in Governmental Sector – Senior Professional Course. NIFM, located in Faridabad (India) is an autonomous institute of the Ministry of Finance, Government of India. The program, attended by 8 senior government officials of Government of India together with NIFM Associate Course Director Dr. Brajesh Kumar, commenced on Monday the 18 January at the ICPE headquarters. Course Director, ICPE, Mr David Tavželj welcomed the participants and the Ambassador of India to Slovenia Mr Sarvajit Chakravarti graced the inauguration with his presence as the guest of honour.

In the two week program the participants were exposed to various ministries in the Republic of Slovenia as well as other governmental bodies, such as the Tax Administration, Court of Audit and Bank of Slovenia. Apart from cultural exposure in Slovenia, participants also visited Venice, Italy, Graz and Vienna in Austria, where they could see the Austrian Parliament and visited the United Nations Vienna International Centre.


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