Slovenia is, without any doubt, an impressively dynamic European country. Lying in the heart of Europe, the country has made in recent years a sustainable social progress, at the same time being able to secure political stability and constantly raise economic well-being of its citizens. As a “successful story”, Slovenia today represents a solid and stable integral part of Europe. Its GDP per capita has already reached the level of some developed European Union Member States. Explanation of such a success could be summarized in few key words: vitality, openness, market orientation and economic flexibility.

Being located at the crossroads of Western, Central, and South-Eastern Europe, Slovenia has important historical, cultural and economic ties with the countries of Balkan region. This is why Slovenia will most effectively support the process aimed at spreading space of stability and prosperity towards the South.

Considerable growth of Slovene economy during recent years has been underpinned by progress in the field of Public Administration as well. In this respect Slovenia has succeeded in introducing European standards and bringing its Public Administration into the so-called “European Administrative Space”.

If one wants to benefit from rich expertise and experiences of Slovenia and Western European Countries – and this is especially important for the Balkan Countries – IPS Institute is an ideal partner for reaching such an objective. The Institute co-operates with a pool of excellent experts in the field of Public Administration, who were at the same time the pillars of Slovene accession to the European Union. Similarly, it has established sincere partner relations with many important institutions and experts from Western and Eastern European Countries. And last but not least important, the Institute succeeded in setting up excellent professional relations with many prominent institutions and individual experts from the Countries of South-Eastern Europe. Therefore, for many reasons, IPS Institute is an ideal partner able to assist and support these countries on their “way to Europe”.