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Rural pilot 2: Slovakia

Rural district description

Slovakia has 5,4 million inhabitants and covers the territory of 49 036 sq. km. Highlands and mountains cover 60% of its territory and lowlands 40%. At the European level, it has a character of mountain and sub montane landscape. According to the territorial-legal division, Slovakia is divided into 4 areas (NUTS 2), 8 regions (NUTS 3), 79 districts (LAU1), 2 890 municipalities (LAU2) of which 138 have the status of a city.


Challenge description

Vision for more attractive rural areas. It represents a new push for making a meaningful difference and hope for revitalization of the Slovak rural areas and as a project output serves as an input document into broader public consultations for consensus building in anticipation of new sources of funding with the aim to improve its impact on the ground.

Anticipated result

Enhancement of cooperation among interested stakeholders and actors.

  1. Establish a cross-sectoral governmental platform to break the silos involving various interested stakeholders and actors.
  2. Facilitation of the national contribution to the EU Rural Pact.
  3. Initiation of Constitutional and Administrative Reform.

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