Inštitut za ekonomsko demokracijo

ABOUT US

Institute for Economic Democracy is a non-profit organization working on employee ownership and workplace participation. We are active in Slovenia and the general region.

Svetovanje

Consulting

We work with companies to establish different models of employee ownership, which provide motivational structures and address succession problems.

Consulting

We work with companies to establish different models of employee ownership, which provide motivational structures and address succession problems.

Svetovanje
Raziskovanje

Research

We are working on policy proposals and publishing scientific papers. Recently we have published a short book in Slovene titled 'Slovenian ESOP: A Model for Employee Buyouts' (Gonza and Berkopec, 2020). (Gonza in Berkopec, 2020).

Zakonodaja

Legislation

We are preparing legislative proposals that would establish and incentivize different models of employee ownership and workplace participation. 

Legislation

We are preparing legislative proposals that would establish and incentivize different models of employee ownership and workplace participation. 

Zakonodaja
Izobraževanje

Education

We offer training and educational programs for different stakeholders. Our focus is on workplace culture, participatory leadership, and financial literacy.

Slovenian businessmen on employee ownership

Employee-owners have great affiliation towards the enterprise, their decisions are more economical and rational. The ownership entality is strengthening, because employees see their share as a long-term investment for which they are responsible with their actions, while they also expect their rights to be considered.

Matjaž Čemažar

President of Board of Directors, Domel Holding d.d.

From the very beginnings we are motivated by the most complex technology and the best service for the most demanding markets in the world. The crucial mechanism for constantly achieving best results is a proper motivation of employees. A decent wage, pleasant working environment, and professional challenges are the bare minimum in this industry; the other part that makes the difference is inviting employees into co-ownership of ideas, products, and businesses. We do so by creating employee-owned spin-offs where roughly 25% of our employees are co-owners. In the future, we will continue with this and improve the model.

Andraž Logar

CEO , 3fs d.o.o.

Ownership introduces a possibility to influence the strategies of our company through the advisory board. Greater influence on the workplace conditions also brings greater responsibility for businesses and rights to the results of company’s success.

Dr. Janez Rihtaršič

CEO of R&D, Domel Holding d.d.

Most employees who become co-owners of our company want to become part of the success story that is Dewesoft, the story that puts our company at the very top of measuring technology in the world. They recognize the ownership as a success because they become part of the inner circle of people, who are the company (“We are Dewesoft.”). This creates better incentives for them. The right to ownership only comes after two years of working with us. This part itself became motivational.

Andrej Orožen

CEO , Dewesoft d.o.o.

Gorenjski glas je v lasti zaposlenih, kar se odraža v večji pripadnosti podjetju, lastniki svoj delež razumemo kot večjo odgovornost za poslovanje in neodvisnost časopisa, kar je izjemnega pomena za bralce Gorenjskega glasa.

Marija Volčjak

Direktorica, Gorenjski Glas d.o.o.

We are a collective. Ownership resembles family relationships; huge responsibility and necessity for continuous improvement of the quality of life with concern towards members (employees) and buyers.

Damjan Burger

CEO , M-Tom d.o.o.

Our legislative efforts are supported by

Institute for Economic Democracy
Contact: [email protected]
Business address: Dalmatinova ulica 4, 1000 Ljubljana
Office address: Dunajska cesta 5, 1000 Ljubljana
Tax number: 21831629
Registration number: 8228850000

Founders of IED
Tej Gonza, Gregor Berkopec, Sebastjan Pikl, Aleksandra Kanjuo Mrčela, Marko Funkl, Leja Drofenik Štibelj, David P. Ellerman

Management
David P. Ellerman, predsednik IED
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Tej Gonza, direktor IED
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Gregor Berkopec, vodja pravnega oddelka
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Leja Drofenik Štibelj, vodja izobraževalnega oddelka
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Sebastjan Pikl, vodja oddelka za politično komunikacijo
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