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.



From 16 to 27 January ICPE organized, in cooperation with the National Institute of Financial Management, Faridabad a two-week International Attachment for 71 participants of the Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Financial Management). The participants were accompanied by Dr Brajesh Kumar, Course Director, NIFM and Mr Pijush Mohanta from the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.

The aim of the attachment was to present good practices of Financial management in Slovenia and EU, with lectures on topics of Public Finance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Leadership, Contemporary Challenges of Management, Ethics in Auditing, Public Procurement, Non-Tariff Barriers, International Taxation Strategy, Human Rights in Multinational Corporations, Multilateral Trade Systems, Implementation of Monetary Policy in the Eurozone and Public-Private partnerships.

The participants had the opportunity to visit the Port of Koper, Petrol and Thermal Power Plant Šoštanj, where also a presentation was held by the representatives of HSE Group.

Conclusion ceremony was held on 27 January 2017 with the Guest of Honour, H.E. Sarvajit Chakravarti, Ambassador of India graced the valediction with his presence and delivered the certificates of participation to the batch.


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International Center for Promotion of Enterprises - ICPE
Dunajska 104, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ph.: +386 1 568 23 31
Email: info at icpe.int