Slovenska kulturno-gospodarska zveza is an independent and non-partisan organization founded in 1954. From the very beginning it has been open to all components of the Slovenian national community in Italy.

Its main objective is the protection of the rights and interests of the Slovenian national community and its members in all aspects as well as the affirmation of values and principles of coexistence and mutual respect among people living on the border. SKGZ supports and coordinates the activities of member associations and institutions.