Working together for a green, competitive and inclusive Europe
Project „The Climate resilient Bratislava – Pilot projects for decarbonisation, energy efficiency of buildings and sustainable rainwater management in urban spacebenefits“ from a 1 170 600 € grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants and Norway Grants. The project has been co-financed from the State Budget of the Slovak Republic in the amount of 206 576 €. The aim of the project is to:
- Drawing up an Action Plan for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation up to 2030
- Reduction of greenhouse gases by at least 1 785 t of CO2 eq.
- Complex energy efficiency related renovation of 4 public buildings
- 2 complementary environmental sub-projects to investment projects
- Implementation of a pilot project to solve the problem of pluvial flooding at clover-leaf crossing
- Implementation of 25 eligible mitigation and adaptation measures (grey/energy efficiency – 9, blue and green – 11, soft – 5)
- Partnership development
- Organizing activities that bring different target groups together
- Mandatory and voluntary publicity of donor and the EEA financial mechanism
- Raising awareness on climate change among the local population, local municipalities and their employees
- Media presentation with regional and nationwide scope
If you want to know more about programmes and projects financed by the EEA and Norway Grants in Slovakia, visit www.eeagrants.sk or www.norwaygrants.sk.
The EEA and Norway Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway towards a green, competitive and inclusive Europe.
There are two overall objectives: reduction of economic and social disparities in Europe, and to strengthen bilateral relations between the donor countries and 15 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics.
The three donor countries cooperate closely with the EU through the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). The donors have provided €3.3 billion through consecutive grant schemes between 1994 and 2014. For the period 2014-2021, the EEA and Norway Grants amount to €2.8 billion.
The priorities for this period are:
#1 Innovation, Research, Education and
#2 Social Inclusion, Youth Employment and Poverty Reduction
#3 Environment, Energy, Climate Change and
Low Carbon Economy
#4 Culture, Civil Society, Good Governance and
#5 Justice and Home Affairs
Eligibility for the Grants mirror the criteria set for the EU Cohesion Fund aimed at member countries where the Gross National Income (GNI) per inhabitant is less than 90% of the EU average.
The EEA and Norway Grants scheme consists of two financial mechanisms. The EEA Grants are jointly financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, whose contributions are based on their GDP. Norway Grants are financed solely by Norway.
All projects are co-financed by the State Budget of the Slovak Republic in the amount of 15%.