Partnership for Change

Partnership is a testing ground for new models of cooperation and doing business. It strengthens mutual trust, helps overcome stereotypes and generates optimism.
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PARTNERSHIP FOR CHANGE WEBPAGE

Partnership for Change is a program of collaboration between Slovenia‘s public administration and private sector, working together through the exchange of employees and solving concrete challenges.

 

Partnership for Change in numbers:           

2017

75

zaposlenih

  •  

36

podjetij

  •  

6

ministrstev

2016

67

zaposlenih

  •  

30

podjetij

  •  

5

ministrstev

2015

27

zaposlenih

  •  

23

podjetij

  •  

1

ministrstvo

Partnership is a testing ground for new models of cooperation and new business models, which form the foundation for competitiveness. We could also call it a social experiment, which would be breaking another stereotype – that Slovenians don\'t want to and aren\'t able to work together. Ignorance reinforces stereotypes, knowledge diminishes them.

Boris Koprivnikar, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Administration

The goal of our cooperation is to bring new ideas and new solutions to the fore, and to continue to develop the strong ties between Slovenia’s public and private sectors. We are therefore working, hand in hand with the public sector, on a solution to the following 5 challenges:

1.      Greater impact of interdepartmental cooperation.

2.      Raising motivation of public administration employees.

3.      Creating a Slovenian national brand.

4.      Making complex public administration services friendly and effective for users.

5.      Introducing skills of the 21st century in school curriculums.

Partnership for Change strives to introduce collaborative innovation in Slovenian society by changing mentality, promoting cooperation, and strengthening the role of the individual in society. The gap between the public and private sector often appears too great – similar challenges can be found in every country. The initiators of the program, AmCham Slovenia and the Ministry of Public Administration, thus managed to achieve something almost impossible. They have connected Slovenia by setting up cooperation that already includes 75 employees, 36 companies, and 6 ministries. After two years of operation, five challenges that were addressed by the groups of employees are now on their way of implementation. The results will be presented at the final event in June 2017.

Partnership for Change is actually a partnership for the right future, the future of sustainable development, the future of a better society, a society that will see politics as partnership, shared vision, and a common path. As the Prime Minister and together with other ministers, civil servants, officials, and all of you citizens of Slovenia, I will strive to ensure that Partnership for Change becomes our model for coexistence and cooperation in Slovenia, with high value content that puts people in the foreground as well as in the background. What I saw today is proof that this is one of the most innovative and promising projects that the business sector and the government are implementing together.
 

           Dr. Miro Cerar, Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia

From June 5 to 9, 2017, we will organize the thrid exchange of employees between companies and ministries.

 

AmChams in Europe network, connecting 44 countries and 46 AmChams from Europe and Eurasia, recognized Partnership for Change  as a best practice and awarded it with 2016 Creative Network Award. The program was also shortlisted by OECD within their call for innovation in public administration among 150 applicants.

For more information please contact petra.kocjan@amcham.si