Rural Development in Slovakia is managed nationally through one Rural Development Programme (RDP), funded under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and national contributions. The RDP sets out priority approaches and actions to meet the needs of the specific geographical area it covers.
Rural development funding through the EAFRD is part of a broader framework of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds), including also Regional Development, Social, Cohesion, and Fisheries Funds. These are managed nationally, by each EU Member State, on the basis of Partnership Agreements, strategic plans outlining the country’s goals and investment priorities.
- Rural Development Programme in full (SK)
- ENRD RDP Summary (EN)
- DG AGRI RDP Factsheet (EN)
- RDP press summary (SK, EN) Source: European Commission
NRNs operate in each EU Member State to support and enhance rural development objectives, enable and facilitate exchange and learning between all the partners involved in policy implementation.
The operation of each NRN is supported by a Network Support Unit (NSU) tasked with coordinating thematic and analytic work, facilitating networking and exchange, and communicating the work and voices of the network.
Contact the Slovak NSU
Agentúra pre rozvoja vidieka - ARVI (Agency for Rural Development)
949 01 Nitra
Telephone: +421 37 733 6402
Ministerstvo pôdohospodárstva a rozvoja vidieka SR (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic)
812 66 Bratislava
Telephone: +421 2 59 266 500, +421 2 59 266 539
Contact person: Ing. Karin Radecká, Director of the Department of Managing Authority for RDP