Interreg and Financial Mechanisms Office
European Territorial Cooperation or ‘Interreg’ programmes that are co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund aim to strengthen cross-border, transnational and interregional cooperation in various areas, both within and beyond EU borders. In the programming period 2014-2020, Slovenia participates in four cross-border cooperation programmes, i.e. Slovenia-Austria, Slovenia-Hungary, Slovenia-Croatia and Italy-Slovenia, and in five transnational programmes (Alpine Space, Central Europe, Mediterranean, Danube and ADRION).
The objective of the Norwegian Financial Mechanism and the EEA Financial Mechanism is to reduce economic and social disparities and strengthen bilateral relations between the Donor States (Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) and the Beneficiary States. Two programmes supported by the Norwegian Financial Mechanism and the EEA Financial Mechanism are implemented in Slovenia in the funding period 2014-2021, Education – Enhancing Human Capital and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation. The funding from the Norwegian Financial Mechanism and the EEA Financial Mechanism is also channelled through the Fund for Bilateral Relations.
Financial Mechanism Division of the Interreg and Financial Mechanisms Office at the Ministry for Cohesion and Regional Development acts as the National Coordination Unit (NCU) of the Slovenian-Swiss Cooperation Programme. The Head of the Financial Mechanism Division acts as the Head of the NCU.