Institute for Labour Studies (ILS), or Inštitut za delavske študije (IDŠ), is a new institute founded in 2012 by members of the Workers and Punks’ University founded in 1998. Currently, it unites over twenty Marxist oriented students, activists and researchers. Our mission is to rehabilitate Marxist critique of political economics in the Slovenian academic and public discourse and to establish a socialist political position in the Slovenian political space. For that purpose, we collaborate mostly with the Workers and Punks’ University and with the academic publishing house Naprej! (Forward!). Together we constitute an institutional front organising lectures, public debates and conferences, and publishing books and the academic journal Borec (Fighter).