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  • Jevšek: Slovenia is also eligible for substantial funding for a healthy and clean environment.

    “The EU has allocated a lot of money to Slovenia for a healthy and clean environment under the European Cohesion Policy for the period 2021-2027. In total, almost 800 million euros is earmarked for the objective A greener, low-carbon Slovenia, with the Savinjsko- Šaleška region being eligible also for the funding under the Just Transition Fund,” said Minister Jevšek in his address at the international conference on green space management in Velenje.

  • Renovated laboratory makes great contribution to region’s development as development of Slovenia as a whole

    A ceremony marking the official opening of a renovated research laboratory at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Maribor primarily dedicated to process and environmental engineering was attended by Dr Aleksander Jevšek, Minister of Cohesion and Regional Development. The Minister underlined the importance of cooperation between educational institutions and the economic sector.

  • Minister Jevšek: When it comes to EU Cohesion Policy funds absorption, Slovenia is a success story

    At the informal meeting of ministers responsible for cohesion policy, held in Mons, Belgium, Minister of Cohesion and Regional Development Dr Aleksander Jevšek pointed out that Slovenia is closing the 2014-2020 programming period as one of the most successful members in terms of EU Cohesion Policy funds absorption. The Minister also underlined that in the future, more support should be given to regions.

  • EU funding for a nationwide awareness-raising campaign on social inclusion of people with disabilities

    The Ministry of Cohesion and Regional Development has approved EU funding for the project Nationwide awareness-raising campaign on social inclusion of people with disabilities.

  • EU funding for non-formal education and training

    The Ministry of Cohesion and Regional Development has approved EU funding for the project Non-formal education and training.

  • EU funding for the implementation of community-led local development

    Ljubljana, 26 January 2024 – The Ministry of Cohesion and Regional Development has issued 37 funding decisions marking the start of the implementation of community-led local development (CLLD) in the framework of 37 Local Action Groups (LAG). A total of 40.1 million euros in ERDF funding was approved for the implementation of CLLD.

  • Meeting of Chairpersons and Lead Partners of Local Action Groups

    Minister Dr Aleksander Jevšek attended a meeting of chairpersons and lead partners of Local Action Groups (LAGs), which took place in Gorica pri Slivnica. In his address, he expressed his satisfaction that all Slovenian municipalities are involved in Local Action Groups, a rare trend in Europe. The Minister also underlined that bottom-up mechanisms are the most effective approach to addressing people’s concrete problems and are gaining importance.

  • EU funding for flood risk reduction

    The Ministry of Cohesion and Regional Development has approved EU funding for the project Reducing flood risk in the Vipava River basin – stage one.

  • EU funding for cooperation between employment offices, social work centres and other stakeholders

    The Ministry of Cohesion and Regional Development has approved EU funding for the operation Strengthening cooperation between the employment offices, the social work centres and other stakeholders in the integration in the labour market of the long-term unemployed.

  • EU funding for on-the-job training

    The Ministry of Cohesion and Regional Development has approved EU funding for the project On-the-job training.

  • EU funding for the Centre for Demonstration and Training in Zero Carbon Technologies

    The Ministry of Cohesion and Regional Development has approved EU funding for the strategic project Centre for Demonstration and Training in Zero Carbon Technologies. ''This project is identified in the Territorial Just Transition Plan for the Zasavje coal region as one of the flagship projects of the Just Transition Fund with the objective of investing in growth and jobs,'' said Minister Jevšek.

  • EU funding for lifelong learning

    The Ministry of Cohesion and Regional Development has approved EU funding for the project Raising awareness, communicating with different audiences, and encouraging greater involvement in lifelong learning.

  • EU funding for Knowledge Transfer Offices

    The Ministry of Cohesion and Regional Development has approved EU funding for the Call for proposals to support the activities of Knowledge Transfer Offices.

  • Just Transition Fund – a new instrument of the 2021-2027 programming period

    A press conference on the funding opportunities and the use of the funding made available under the Just Transition Fund was held in Velenje today. The Just Transition Fund (JTF) is a novelty of the 2021-2027 programming period. Two Slovenian coal regions are eligible for funding under this instrument, i.e., Savinjsko-Šaleška region and Zasavje region. The JTF aims to support the restructuring and diversification of the local economy to alleviate the impact of the regions’ coal phase-out as part of the transition towards climate neutrality.

  • EU funding for sports and recreation activities to promote health

    The Ministry of Cohesion and Regional Development has approved EU funding for the project with the acronym ‘zMIGAJ!’, which supports sports and recreation activities to promote health.

  • Official opening of the revamped railway hub and railway station in Pragersko

    A ribbon cutting ceremony was held today in Pragersko to mark the official opening of the renovated railway hub and railway station. The event featured remarks by Mayor of Slovenska Bistrica Dr Ivan Žagar, Minister of Cohesion and Regional Development Dr Aleksander Jevšek, and State Secretary at the Ministry of Infrastructure mag. Andrej Rajh.

  • EU funding for improving youth employability

    The Ministry of Cohesion and Regional Development has approved EU funding for the project Implementation of the EURES Network and the ALMA Initiative. “Young people not in education or employment are often socially excluded, which is why we need to strengthen measures for their inclusion in education and the labour market,” said Minister Jevšek on the occasion of EU funding approval.

  • EU funding for young people – tackling challenges and building future

    A special event was held today in Ljubljana to showcase the vast array of opportunities and possibilities cohesion policy has to offer to young people. In his opening remarks, Minister of Cohesion and Regional Development Dr Aleksander Jevšek underscored that cohesion is mostly about cooperating and bringing together – countries, regions, cities, organisations, businesses, and people – young, old, and everyone in between. He said that this kind of events was important and that the ministry would continue to organise them in the future.

  • EU funding for reducing flood risk

    On the occasion of the approval of EU funding, Dr Aleksander Jevšek, Minister of Cohesion and Regional Development, said: “The planned integrated measures to improve flood safety along the Drava, Dravinja and Polskava River will reduce flood risk in the wider area. In the long term, these measures will reduce the impact of climate change on flood risk in the area.”

  • Minister Jevšek at the meeting of the General Affairs Council dedicated to cohesion policy

    Minister Jevšek has participated at the meeting of the EU ministers responsible for cohesion policy. The ministers have approved the conclusions on the future of cohesion policy. The conclusions will serve as a basis for the discussions and the work on the legislative framework for cohesion policy after 2027.