Mission: Our mission and the driving force behind our activities is to create fundamental knowledge and conduct cutting-edge research in economics that is relevant for the sustainable development of the Republic of Slovenia. Our research focus is based on the research programme "Slovenia's New Development Strategy in the EU", which is complemented by the implementation of a number of projects in the domestic and international environment.
IER has a long tradition of successful cooperation with knowledge users. In our work, we follow Slovenia's objectives in the framework of the 2030 Development Strategy, which focuses on the research of economic, social and environmental development factors, as well as intergenerational and spatial dimensions of sustainable development, and on the study, development and application of methodological tools that enable the production of expert bases in the implementation of the strategy for the development of Slovenia, thus contributing to a rapid and effective response to the strategic and current needs of economic policy makers. Our clients include, in particular, various ministries, government offices, institutions at regional and local level and other public institutions.
The quality of our work and our ability to transfer the knowledge, methodologies and tools we have acquired into practice is also reflected in our successful cooperation with companies. Decades of consulting experience and successful projects are proof of the trust of the business community.
For many years, the Institute has been involved in various consortia and teams that provide independent information, analysis and expertise in the field of public policy for the European Commission and other clients.
Our researchers participate as lecturers at various national and international universities and mentor young researchers.
The impact of the Institute's activities is also reflected in the training of top-quality personnel for the needs of universities, colleges of higher education, state administration, Slovenian diplomacy and international organisations.
IER researchers were involved in 40 projects in 2021, including:
In the projects tendered by the Slovenian Research Agency, IER was the lead of four targeted research programme projects and one basic project.