OIKON expands its business activities to Slovenia

Hrvatski OIKON i slovenski CEDARS odlučili su ujediniti svoje kompetencije i osnovati novu tvrtku

OIKON d.o.o. –Institute for Applied Ecology from Zagreb with 23 years of experience in nature and environmental protection activities and natural resources management and the leading company in that field in Croatia and the region, expanded its activities outside the borders of Croatia by opening a branch office OIKON SL – Institute for sustainable development Ltd. in Ljubljana in cooperation with the Slovenian partner CEDARS Ltd.  Owing to this synergy, Croatia and Slovenia have created a consulting firm and institute with an exceptionally broad range of services and specialized activities from the field of sustainable development, becoming thereby a unique institution of its kind in the region, according to an announcement by OIKON.

The requirements placed today by society at the level of the European Union in respect to any development plan, whether on the strategic level or in respect to individual interventions are ever more complex. The range of details and processing scope in the development of preparatory documentation, expert supervision activities, reporting on various levels require a broadly established expert platform that can contend with these requirements and offer users competent and integral consulting assistance. Having recognized this need, the two business partners, Croatian IOKON and Slovenian CEDARS decided to unite their competencies and expertise and establish a new firm that can offer integral service not only from the environment but the field of sustainable development as well.

OIKON SL Ltd. offers specialized services from the field of sustainable development planning (management strategies and blueprints), economic and socio-economic specialized fields (feasibility studies, economic intervention analyses, etc.), various EU program and project assessments as well as international development assistance. In addition to the above, OIKON Sl will also provide all the services from the portfolio of the Croatian OIKON. OIKON Sl will work on finding solutions that will support the successful implementation of the United Nation’s Goals of Sustainable Development, European Green Plan and Mechanisms for the Recovery and Resilience of the European Union. It will also actively assist and cooperate on issues from the Invest EU Programme.

“Over the years we have successfully cooperated with various Slovenian companies and experts and closely followed what and how they are working and which problems they’re dealing with. For quite some time I nurtured the idea that the establishment of a company in Slovenia would be the right way for the further development of that cooperation and the more successful work and fulfillment of our mission. Nature and the environment do not know state borders. Slovenia and Croatia are natural partners that share a lot in common. The foundation of OIKON Sl represents the realization of a long-standing wish for the development of even better and broader services we can offer to the markets we are active on”, Dalibor Hatič, the director of the OIKON Institute in Croatia pointed out.

The director of the newly founded institute OIKON Sl and consulting firm CEDARS from Slovenia, Polona Čufer Klep followed up by saying: “OIKON has an incredible source of know-how and competence in the field of applied ecology, not only in Croatia but the region as well, while on the other hand CEDRAS has the knowledge and experience in management consulting, financial consulting and IT transformations. By establishing a joint company we acquired complementarity and the possibility of achieving an incredible synergy of our services. The market requires increasingly advanced and comprehensive services and only through cooperation and by sharing capacities and knowledge we can accelerate our growth by offering a broader range of high-quality services“.

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