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Continual development of the business environment in Slovakia through Committees and other initiatives.


AmCham Slovakia has a powerful and direct legislative impact in Slovakia, supporting the continuous improvement of business environment in Slovakia for more than 25 years.

Women can have as successful a career in science and technology as men

Correcting patterns of perception of women's abilities will be helped by real examples from practice, especially work challenges and projects in which women are currently involved at home and abroad. 

April 16, 2021

Slovakia Inevitably Needs Successful and Efficient Implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Plan

Following the interdepartmental review process earlier in March and official roundtable discussions with public representatives, AmCham Slovakia calls for the Government of the Slovak Republic to ensure the Recovery and Resilience Facility will be implemented efficiently and in a transparent way. 

April 15, 2021

Pillars



AmCham´s mission is to improve the business environment in Slovakia and increase the country´s competitiveness. By combining our members´ focus and expertise with most crucial areas for the country we focus our advocacy efforts on the following four pillars:  

 

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Innovation Capital #InnovativeSlovakia

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News and Updates

Women can have as successful a career in science and technology as men

Correcting patterns of perception of women's abilities will be helped by real examples from practice, especially work challenges and projects in which women are currently involved at home and abroad. 

Slovakia Inevitably Needs Successful and Efficient Implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Plan

Following the interdepartmental review process earlier in March and official roundtable discussions with public representatives, AmCham Slovakia calls for the Government of the Slovak Republic to ensure the Recovery and Resilience Facility will be implemented efficiently and in a transparent way. 

XTech Global Challenge in Artificial Intelligence

Our world is facing a rapid proliferation of data–with more and more data generated from an ever-growing number of data sources. With all of this data comes the promise of better, faster decision making but only if we can properly collect, process, interpret and present that data to those making decisions. 

April 14, 2021

Legislative & Policy Update - March 2021

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Slovak.AI is now AIslovakIA

…and it is bringing and inspiring you to take a new international course on AI to become aware of what AI really is.

Lucia Raimanová promoted to Partner

Allen & Overy is pleased to announce the promotion of Lucia Raimanová to partner in its global litigation practice as of 1 May 2021. 

Women can have as successful a career in science and technology as men

Correcting patterns of perception of women's abilities will be helped by real examples from practice, especially work challenges and projects in which women are currently involved at home and abroad. 

Slovakia Inevitably Needs Successful and Efficient Implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Plan

Following the interdepartmental review process earlier in March and official roundtable discussions with public representatives, AmCham Slovakia calls for the Government of the Slovak Republic to ensure the Recovery and Resilience Facility will be implemented efficiently and in a transparent way. 

Slovak.AI is now AIslovakIA

…and it is bringing and inspiring you to take a new international course on AI to become aware of what AI really is.

AmCHAT - Podcast series for business community

AmCham Slovakia has become an active creator of content not only for its executive business community, but also for a wider audience in Slovakia. The content is brought to you through a number of streaming platforms and introduces important current topics from the perspective of the most influential business leaders among AmCham’s members.

Slovakia needs a major reform of the health care system. The Recovery and Resilience Facility could be the trigger.

Healthcare experts responded to "A Modern and Successful Slovakia", the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) related governmental healthcare plan, and discussed its most pressing issues and their possible solutions in a series of joint online meetings. 

Candidates for the AmCham Board of Directors 2021

Let us take this opportunity to remind you that the American Chamber of Commerce in the Slovak Republic will hold the 2021 General Assembly online on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. 

XTech Global Challenge in Artificial Intelligence

Our world is facing a rapid proliferation of data–with more and more data generated from an ever-growing number of data sources. With all of this data comes the promise of better, faster decision making but only if we can properly collect, process, interpret and present that data to those making decisions. 

Lucia Raimanová promoted to Partner

Allen & Overy is pleased to announce the promotion of Lucia Raimanová to partner in its global litigation practice as of 1 May 2021. 

Open Call: Join the Challenger Urban:Creative Acceleration Program

The City of Košice, in cooperation with Creative Industry Košice and Civitta Slovakia, is announcing an open call to participate in the Challenger Urban:Creative Acceleration Program aimed at supporting innovation and entrepreneurial potential. The program is part of the Košice 2.0 project.

26th Annual Entrepreneurial Talents Fair presents over 500 high school students from all over Slovakia

Junior Achievement Slovakia, an educational non-profit organization, invites you to the Entrepreneurial Talents Fair of secondary school student companies and their innovative businesses, products and services they have been running throughout the school year at their schools and communities. 

Pressburg Trade Center (Sturova 4) Sublease

There are classic offices located in Bratislava city center (Sturova 4), available immediately. Large bright space from 180 to 4218 sq. m. situated in four floors. 

Winning projects announced in Together for the Region program 2021

Steelmaking company U. S. Steel Košice and the Carpathian Foundation have published the names of successful projects in the 14th edition of the annual grant program known as Together for the Region. Thanks to their financial support, once again this year six meaningful projects will be able to proceed to the benefit of children, safety and the environment in eastern Slovakia.

April 14, 2021

Legislative & Policy Update - March 2021

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March 12, 2021

Legislative & Policy Update - February 2021

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February 12, 2021

Legislative & Policy Update - January 2021

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January 20, 2021

Legislative & Policy Update - December 2020

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December 16, 2020

Legislative & Policy Update - November 2020

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November 12, 2020

Legislative & Policy Update - October 2020

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Policy process

Work in Committees and Task Forces
Voluntary participation, no entitlement for compensation.Voluntary participation, no entitlement for compensation.
 
Chairperson – elected by members of the Committee, approved by the Board
Vice Chair – assists with coordination, in the absence of the Chair takes over the leadership

  • Meetings – should be on a regular basis, preferably once a month
  • Agenda – prepared by C. Coordinator 5 working days in advance
  • Minutes – Actions and Decisions – sent to C. members within 7 working days after the meeting

Preparation of Advocacy Plans and Lobbying Strategies
Every advocacy/lobbying initiative should be accompanied by an Advocacy Plan, available at the members only website area, containing:

  • Lobbying Tool – Position Papers, Policy Briefs, Press Releases
  • Target Audience – Government, Parliament, Stakeholders
  • Timeframe – adapted to the AmCham rules and procedures, legislative process or other processes of concern
  • Possible Coalitions – Foreign Chambers of Commerce in SR, business alliances, organizations or federations
  • Leadership and Issue – Ownership - Chairs, Vice-Chairs, Spokespersons

Approval of Position Papers and Position Letters
Standard approval procedure

  • First stage - pre-draft of a Position Statement, written by a member or committee coordinator is circulated among AmCham members that have expressed interest in the given topic. Comments to be submitted within 5 working days.
  • Second stage -  members’ suggestions incorporated and an appropriate wording of the position formulated. The second stage shall not exceed 3 working days.
  • Third (final) stage - final draft circulated among members and AmCham Board Members for their review. Conflicting requirements to be resolved by the coordinator. The final stage must not last more than 5 working days. Not responding within this timeframe is considered as an approval.
Fast-track procedure

In case an urgent Position of AmCham needs to be released – two working days. The fast-track procedure has been amended on the Board Meeting in Oct. 2007.

  • First phase (24 hours –  one working day): AmCham consults the proposed Statement (and enclosed Advocacy Plan / Lobbying Strategy if applicable) with Members of the Board Policy / Advocacy Standing Committee; potential comments and subsequent approval of at least three Members of the Policy Standing Committee and at least one Member of the AmCham Executive Committee are needed within a 24-hour period.  In addition, an Executive Sponsor from within the Board must be identified for each initiative.
  • Second phase (48 hours – two working days): AmCham sends the draft of the Position Statement in the version approved by the Policy Standing Committee to the full Board. This stage should not last more than two working days. Not responding within this timeframe is considered as approval. Unless a member involved in the process is not happy with the final version, the position paper can be released.

Testimonials

The Business Academic Committee is one of the most active groups at Amcham and our members have contributed many ideas that have turned into actions and concrete results with a very high success rate. We have a constant dialogue with the Ministry of Education and influence decisions that have an effect on all Amcham members. We provide forums where the best and brightest students from our Universities can find their match in the Business world. We bring Deans and Professors in the same room with CEOs to exchange ideas and foster communication. We have success stories that speak for themselves: students turned into interns, interns turned into new hires and on their path to be our future leaders.

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Martin Kardoš, CSI Leasing