About SZKO

The Slovenian Association for Quality and Excellence (SZKO) is a non-profit and non-governmental organization, established on the basis of a civil society initiative with the mission to help enhance competitiveness and welfare of Slovenian society as a whole.

Its main activities are:

  • Organization of various educational programs (seminars, lectures, good practice visits, public forums) and the exchange of knowledge and experience (the annual conference SZKO)

  • Publishing (quarterly magazine Quality and other publications on quality and excellence, web portal)

  • Providing an environment for cooperation between the members.


SZKO is a member of the following European professional organizations:

  • European Organization for Quality (EOQ) – the representatives of the SZKO regularly attend the meetings of EOQ bodies and report about them to the members.
  • EFQM – the SZKO acquired a license to conduct the EFQM training Journey to Excellence (J2E).



The mission of SZKO is to help developing citizens and organizations in Slovenia with contemporary principles of quality and excellence, and to implement quality and excellence of thinking in all spheres of life and every citizen. We strive to enforce the values of cooperation, work, knowledge, responsibility, respect for diversity and especially the joy of life!



Our core value is to act in accordance with the doctrine of quality and excellence: through cooperation based on openness and responsibility, professionalism, respect for the dignity of an individual, trust and ensuring equality and respect for diversity as a source of innovation and creativity.



Our vision is to become one of the best-organized associations in Slovenia and Europe. We want to be an association that meets all the requirements of its clients and provide support for the organization of civil society and civic education. In an independent and entrepreneurial spirit, we would also like to achieve a business success in the field of education and training programs.


Organizational structure of association


The organizational structure of the Slovenian Association for Quality and Excellence is shown in the organizational chart below (PDF, PPT):




The Slovenian Association for Quality and Excellence

Dimičeva 13, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Phone: +386 1 58 98 490

E-mail: info@szko.si


President of SZKO: Janez Benčina 


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27. letna konferenca SZKO 2018

ANKETA o celostni podobi SZKO

Prijava na usposabljanje QM

Usposabljanje za ocenjevalca po modelu odličnosti EFQM (EAT)

Včlanjenje v SZKO