The Serbian Association of Employers (SAE) is a sovereign, democratic and independent organization joined by employers on a voluntary basis for the purpose of representing, promotion and protection of their business, economic, social and other interests in accordance with the law, this Statute, good business practice and business moral.
Its mission is to:
- improve business environment for doing business in the Republic of Serbia and create most conducive conditions for further development of market and expansion;
- act in accordance with its status of the leading representative employers’ organization in the Republic of Serbia which represents, promotes and protects business interests of employers in front of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, relevant ministries, other state bodies and organizations and bodies of the local self-government, arbitration, organizations of workers, other non-government organizations and wide public;
- actively participate in the social dialogue with the purpose of implementation of comprehensive reforms which will provide solid and stable economic growth;
- efficiently organize employers for the purpose of better exchange of information and providing them quality assistance.
SAE was established in 1994 as an association of citizens, in accordance with the legislation valid at that time. Changes in the laws of 2005 finally enabled SAE to register as an employer’s organization, in line with international practice.
Today SAE gathers more than 133 000 members. This number consists of individual companies and collective members – territorial or sectoral associations. This organizational approach clearly defines SAE as an unique organization which differs from all the business associations of businessmen and entrepreneurs in Serbia.