In 2008 the party leaders of New Slovenia – Christian People’s Party (NSi) considered the establishment of a political party foundation, which would be systematicly involved with civic and political education, and would act as a think-tank for social, economic and political research. This foundation would represent Christian Democratic values, strengthen the Christian Democracy within civil society and help the party to develop further.
The foundation Inštitut dr. Janeza Evangelista Kreka was established in August 2009 by the party leaders.The institute is legally/formally independent.
The purposes of the institute are:
–development of a democratic culture and political dialogue
-civic and political education
-support to European integration through international dialogue
-bases of a political action through research and consultancy
-development of new methods for democratic implementation of political interests
-support to science and scientific research
-support to arts and culture
The aim is to become the leading foundation with Christian Democratic values in Slovenia, covering the fields of promoting the democracy and democratic culture, political dialogue, civic and political education, research and science, politics and policy-making, arts and culture.