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  • EU funding for purchasing aerial firefighting planes

    The Ministry of Cohesion and Regional Development has approved EU funding for the project Establishing Aerial Firefighting Capacity. Dr Aleksander Jevšek, Minister of Cohesion and Regional Development, said: “With the help of EU Cohesion Policy funding, Slovenia has strengthened its capacity in the field protection and disaster relief for firefighting and protection of people and property.”

  • Commission approves advance payment under the EU Solidarity Fund for Slovenia’s post-flood reconstruction

    The European Commission has approved an advance payment of 100 million euros from the EU Solidarity Fund, the maximum mobilised to date, following the application for support that Slovenia submitted to Brussels after the devastating floods that took place in the country in August 2023. The advance payment will be made in the next couple of days, said the European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms Elisa Ferreira during a conference call with Slovenia's Minister of Cohesion and Regional Development Aleksander Jevšek.

  • Closure event of the 2014-2020 Interreg programmes

    A joint closure event of three cross-border programmes, i.e. Slovenia-Austria, Slovenia-Croatia, and Slovenia-Hungary, was held in Ljubljana today to mark the closure of the 2014-2021 programming period. The keynote speaker at the event, the Minister of Cohesion and Regional Development Dr Aleksander Jevšek, highlighted the successful performance of the programmes, drawing particular attention to their importance for cross-border regions.

  • EU funding for a cycle route between Žalec and Rogatec

    The Ministry of Cohesion and Regional Development has approved EU funding for the project Žalec-Rogatec Cycle Route.

  • Amendments to the Promotion of Balanced Regional Development Act promote regional projects

    The amendments to the Act also aim to strengthen existing development regions. “We want to see a more balanced development in development regions and reduce the development gap of less developed areas. The amendments aim to provide a legal basis for the country to delegate more tasks to development regions to be responsible for more than just the absorption of EU funds and to define how to ensure adequate resources for their operation.”

  • EU funding for municipalities: co-financing for municipal integrated transport strategies approved

    The Ministry of Cohesion and Regional Development has approved EU funding for the call for proposals for co-financing municipal integrated transport strategies.

  • EU funding for the Koren Brook embankment – pedestrian paths in Nova Gorica

    The Ministry of Cohesion and Regional Development has approved EU funding for the project Improvement of the Koren Brook embankment – arrangement of a pedestrian path.

  • Opening of the first European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation headquarters in Slovenia

    The Minister of Cohesion and Regional Development, Dr Aleksander Jevšek, and his Croatian colleague, Minister Šime Erlić, attended the opening ceremony of the first headquarters of the European Grouping for Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) in Slovenia, namely the headquarters of the EGTC Pats of the Future – Ljubljana – Novo mesto – Karlovac – Zagreb, which is located in Novo mesto.

  • EU funding for security of young people in the labour market

    The Ministry of Cohesion and Regional Development has approved EU funding for the call for proposals Fighting youth precarity with youth work.

  • First calls out and first projects given green light under Slovenia's Cohesion Policy Programme 2021-2027

    Monitoring Committee of Cohesion Policy Programme 2021-2027 held its second meeting today. Members of the Monitoring Committee reviewed the progress made in the implementation of the programme and took note of strategic operations and plans for the remainder of 2023 and for 2024. The first calls for proposals have already been published and the first projects have been approved.

  • EU funding for revitalization of city centre in Velenje

    The Ministry of Cohesion and Regional Development has approved EU funding for the project City centre revitalization programme.

  • Interdisciplinary pilot programme At the School of Open Cohesion comes to classrooms

    The Ministry of Cohesion and Regional Development, in collaboration with PiNA – Association for Culture and Education, has initiated a pilot project called At the School of Open Cohesion. The project involves eight secondary schools from various regions of Slovenia. It is an interdisciplinary educational programme that combines civic education, digital and statistical skills acquisition, and data journalism competencies.

  • Fourth public consultation on drafting the amendments to the Promotion of Balanced Regional Development Act

    On Wednesday, 25 October 2023, the fourth public consultation on drafting the amendments to the Promotion of Balanced Regional Development Act took place at the Sodni Stolp Tower in Maribor. The consultation focused on monitoring regional development, indicators and criteria, and the development risk index.

  • EU funding for the digitalisation of notarial services

    The Ministry of Cohesion and Regional Development has approved EU funding for the project Digitalisation of Notarial Services.

  • Minister Jevšek addresses the 12th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region

    The main event under Slovenia’s one-year Presidency of the Forum of the European Union Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) took place at Brdo pri Kranju. The opening ceremony was addressed by Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Tanja Fajon, Minister of Cohesion and Regional Development Aleksander Jevšek and European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reform Elisa Ferreira.

  • Two calls for applications of the Slovenian Regional Development Fund published

    Slovenian Regional Development Fund has published two calls on its website (BIZI liquidity floods and BIZI liquidity energy). The two financial products target micro enterprises and SMEs and are designed to support flood recovery projects in the aftermath of the devastating floods in early August 2023 and/or projects aiming to reduce energy consumption amid energy crisis and price increases.

  • Slovenian Government agrees the text of the application form for financial assistance from the EU Solidarity Fund

    The Government of the Republic of Slovenia agreed the text of the application form for financial assistance from the EU Solidarity Fund for recovery measures in the wake of the devastating floods that hit the country in early August. The Ministry of Cohesion and Regional Development that coordinated the preparation process will submit the application on behalf of the Republic of Slovenia to Brussels, presumably tomorrow.

  • EU funding for developing core competencies

    The Ministry of Cohesion and Regional Development has approved EU funding for the call for proposals for developing core competencies in the period 2023-2029.

  • EU funding for active ageing: challenges and opportunities

    The event, held at the premises of the former sugar factory Cukrarna, focused on the presentation of and discussion about the opportunities, supported by European Cohesion Policy, to address the challenges and needs of older people. We all know that the number and the share of older people in the European Union is increasing year by year. People live longer and have a better quality of life. This makes adopting measures targeted at long-lived society a necessity.

  • EU funding to support Strategic Research and Innovation Partnerships

    The Ministry of Cohesion and Regional Development has approved EU funding for the call for proposals to support Strategic Research and Innovation Partnerships (SRIP) for the period 2023-2026.