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Factsheet for measure SI-2011-17/2617 – measures in Slovenia

Go International Slovenia

Go:International Slovenia

Country Slovenia , applies nationwide
Time period Open ended, started on 20 April 2011
Context Restructuring Support Instruments
Type Other initiatives or policies
Category Reorientation of business activities
– Matching/networking
Author Maja Breznik (University of Ljubljana) and Eurofound
Measure added 23 June 2022 (updated 07 November 2022)

Background information

Go International is a programme run by the Centre for International Business (CEMP) at the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS). It aims at strengthening the visibility of the Slovenian economy, increasing the number of exporters, value and profit of Slovenian exports. Included are all enterprises, members of the GZS, which intend to establish export relations for the first time or expand their international coverage.

Content of measure

The programme provides support related to international activities of eligible enterprises. The key objectives of the programme are to increase the number of Slovenian exporters and the value of Slovenian export, to strengthen its presence in existing traditional markets, to help companies to enter new markets and to strengthen the visibility of the Slovenian economy. About 100 different activities are carried out annually. Activities within the programme are classified into four groups:

  • economic delegations (reception of foreign delegations as well as visits abroad)
  • organised visits to international fairs
  • seminars and business contacts
  • networking of companies as a preparation for an easier entry into foreign markets.

The Slovenian Chamber of Commerce organises events in cooperation with SPIRIT Slovenia - Public Agency for Entrepreneurship, Internationalisation, Fore­ign Investments and Technology, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Economic Development and Technology, and The Chamber of Craft and Small Business of Slovenia. Activities are funded by national funds and companies.

Use of measure

Since 2020, Go International Slovenia has adjusted its activities to restrictions related to COVID-19. As larger business events were rare (Expo Dubai in 2021), the objective was more on individual services to companies: assistance to members in establishing business partnerships to shorten/regionalise supply chains; issuing of 1,000 advertisements of business opportunities through the EEN business network and Borza; administering of Sloexport database with 200 new companies added). Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia concluded 15 partnership agreements within EEN and participated in two partnership projects Start Circles in GoMED (Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia, Annual Report 2021, p. 8-9).

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Applies to all businesses Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
Employers' organisations
Company / Companies
National funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role Unknown Unknown
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • Unknown
  • Main level of involvement: Unknown



Views and reactions



  • 20 April 2011: Go International Slovenia (
  • 07 January 2013: Eurofound (2012), Born global: The potential of job creation in new international businesses, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg. (
  • 10 May 2017: Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia (2017), Annual Report 2016 (
  • 04 May 2022: Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia, Annual Report 202 (


Eurofound (2022), Go International Slovenia, measure SI-2011-17/2617 (measures in Slovenia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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