Welcome to the Knowledge Economy Network!
What started out as the European Regional Economic Forum (EREF) in 2005 gradually evolved into a Network, with the Slovenian Business & Research Association serving as its Secretariat. As of January 2011, EREF evolved into the Knowledge Economy Network (KEN) and is now registered in Brussels as a non-profit association. KEN is committed to contribute in strengthening knowledge economy and competitiveness by providing good service to its members worldwide.
Every year an Annual Forum is organized (KEN Forum 2014 was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia on 25 – 26 November 2014). Prior to the Fora, typically 4 workshops are co-organized with KEN partners. The preparatory workshops produce draft-recommendations addressing local stakeholders, national and international policy makers in the domains of knowledge economy
Recent News & KEN Activities
On 30 June 2015, a roundtable workshop on the “Economics of Prevention and Improved Public Health” was co-organized by the Slovenian Business & Research Association and the Knowledge Economy Network, and hosted by MEP Alojz Peterle in the European Parliament. Over 40 participants attended the event, they were joined by several high profile MEPs, including former president of the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek, Heinz K. Becker, Victor Negrescu and Slovenia’s first democratically elected president Alojz Peterle. During the workshop, trends and challenges in forming public health were discussed. The goal was to create a platform for EU policies, which will follow the goals of the European Health Startegy.
The City of Ljubljana co-organized and hosted the annual KEN Forum 2014. At the closure of the Forum the following Resolution and Recommendations were drafted. You are also welcome to download the Select Bibliography and Analytical Compendium prepared for the Forum, as well as the List of Participants and Presentations.