For the second time, Slovenia is in charge of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. From 1 July 2021 until the end of the year, Slovenia will strive to:

  • facilitate the EU's recovery and reinforce its resilience,
  • reflect on the future of Europe,
  • strengthen the rule of law and European values, and
  • increase security and stability in the European neighbourhood

The Presidency's motto is Together. Resilient. Europe.

Let’s have a look at how project partners from Slovenia work together with others in Interreg Europe.

Slovenia involved

Slovenia is one of the smallest countries in the European Union with its population of 2 million. Yet it is the second country most intensely involved in our interregional cooperation projects per capita.

  • 63 project partners bring to Slovenia new ideas from other corners of Europe and share with others the good practices tried and tested in their regions.
  • 58 of the 258 running Interreg Europe projects have partner organisations from Slovenia.
  • 5 of the projects have a Slovenian lead partner.

Slovenian partners are improving policies in all topics

The cooperation interest of Slovenian partners is well balanced across the four programme topics. They are all represented in the 58 projects.A pie chart presenting Slovenian partners by topics

    Thanks to interregional cooperation and policy learning, 22 policy changes and improvements have already taken place in Slovenia. 14 changes are linked to the Structural Funds programmes. Over MEUR 31 of funding for implementation of the changes come from the Structural Funds.

    Click on the project acronym and find out about selected projects and some of the policy changes. Check how:

    Good practices from Slovenia

    Anyone can tap into the source of inspiration from Slovenia, which is available in our good practice database. The Policy Learning Platform experts have validated 95 good practices from Slovenia so far. See a few recent examples:

    Whether you are looking for ideas or new solutions in the field of research and innovation, SME competitiveness, low-carbon economy, or environment and resource efficiency, there are plenty from Slovenia in the database.

    Discover more about Slovenia's participation in Interreg Europe

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