Priority regional policy areas
There are great differences in regional development in Slovenia and we are particularly active in the priority regional policy areas. In these areas we implement special measures and coordinate key projects. In areas with high unemployment we implement programmes for promoting competitiveness.
Priority areas are:
- disadvantaged border areas,
- Pomurska region,
- disadvantaged areas with high unemployment rate,
- areas where the Hungarian and Italian national communities live,
- areas were members of the Roma community live.
Within the regional policy we stimulate the development of social entrepreneurship, cooperatives and economic democracy. One of the incentives is the transfer of unneeded state-owned assets to municipalities and public funds when they can be used in new development projects. The Slovenian Regional Development Fund is responsible for developing incentives.
When our country is struck by major natural disasters, we request the assistance of the EU Solidarity Fund and ensure that the funds get to those who need them.
We actively cooperate with local and regional governments in neighbouring and other countries.