Slovenia's Rural Development Plan
European Commission - MEMO/07/307 25/07/2007
Other available languages: SL
Brussels, 25 July 2007
Chosen strategy corresponding to the profile:
Budget overall and share of EU funding
A financial aid of € 1 159 million of which € 900 million is EU financed has been allocated to the Rural Development Programme for Slovenia.
* EAFRD: European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development
** TA: Technical assistance for the implementation of the programme
Overall aim of RD programme in Slovenia
The general objective is Sustainable Rural Development with the following common objectives:
Axis 1: budget allocation and main priorities:
EUR 399,487,151 (33%)
These measures shall contribute towards raising the productivity of the agri-food and forestry sector, raising the innovation level, production specialisation and level of professional agricultural activity by considering the principles of sustainable management.
Axes 2 budget allocation and main priorities:
EUR 587,640,844 (52%)
The highest share of funds is chosen for the implementation of axis 2 measures in order to contribute to the utilisation and the preservation of favourable environmental conditions, reduction of hazards due to locally intensive farming, to preserve agricultural activity in less favoured areas and prevent soil erosion in certain areas.
Measures to be implemented: agri-environment and less favoured areas.
Axes 3 budget allocation and main priorities:
EUR 132,039,136 (11%)
Aimed at improving the quality of life and encouraging economic diversification and entrepreneurship in the countryside, improvement of the unfavourable age structure and the increase of low incomes.
Within axis 3 greatest attention is put on measures 'Supporting the establishment and development of enterprises' and 'Diversification into non-agricultural activities', followed by 'Village renewal and development' and 'Conservation of the heritage in the countryside'.
Leader budget allocation:
Shall contribute to the accomplishment of the objectives under all other three axes and particularly to the objectives under axis 3.
The measures shall support the operation of local action groups, skills acquisition and animation (20 percent), cooperation between LAGs (10 percent) and the implementation of projects under the LEADER principle (70 percent).