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.

Explore EAFRD-supported projects in Slovakia

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.

Country Information

RDP documents

See ENRD summaries of all national and regional RDPs. Find out more about RDP implementation and the broader Rural Development policy framework.

Partnership Agreement documents

See ENRD summaries of all 28 Partnership Agreements.

National Rural Network

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)
Akademická 4
949 01 Nitra
Telephone: +421 37 733 6402


Contact persons:

Simona Radecka:
Vladimíra Gudábova (General, Communication):

Managing Authority

Ministerstvo pôdohospodárstva a rozvoja vidieka SR (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic)
Dobrovičova 12
812 66 Bratislava
Telephone: +421 2 59 266 539

Contact person: Mgr. Monika Csonková, PhD., Department of the Managing Authority of the Rural Development Program


Paying Agency

Pôdohospodárska platobná agentúra (Agricultural Paying Agency)
Hraničná 12
815 26 Bratislava
Telephone: +421 2 52 733 800