Slovakia has 5,4 million inhabitants and covers the territory of 49 036 km2. 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), 2890 municipalities (LAU2) of which 138 have the status of a city
To increase the attractiveness of the region, well-being of the existing rural population and attract newcomers, while not affecting the symbiosis between city and rural areas, by introducing policies reflecting the needs of local entrepreneurs and demand of local population, safeguarding the environment and biodiversity at the same time. Introducing a new way of deciding upon and implementing public policies in cooperation and consultation with all relevant stakeholders during all stages.
• Sufficient, categorized and sex-disaggregated data on local production for objective and evidence based decision making; • New Regional Rural Development Strategy; • Manual of Standards (Regional Culinary Heritage); • Basis of establishment of single national advisory system for farmers; • Establishment of start-up Food Incubator; • Informal virtual platform comprising database of local producers, manuals of support, manuals of standard, manuals for school and producers and catalogue of producers and seasonal and traditional products; • Map or web application of producers; • Support of creative tourism and agrotourism.
Expected impact (qualitative)
• Establishment of cooperation among relevant stakeholders in the region with a special focus on women, youth and potential/or newcomers; • Safeguard continuation of cooperation among stakeholders after the end of project; • Empowerment of the stakeholders in the region on rural attractiveness issues; • Elaboration of the Regional Rural Development Strategy; • Strengthen the agricultural importance of the region in the regional and national economy; • Increase attractiveness of rural areas and rural professions; • Establishment of Innovation Center/Hub for the region; • Using advanced tool of text mining for policymaking; • Decision making at the regional level done on the basis of evidence and not political interests; • Increased effectiveness of new or enhanced regional policies.
Progress bar can help orient the user in terms of what the pilot was doing, what is happening now and what will happen in the future. While the structure of the bar will be the same for all pilots, its content will differ from pilot to pilot. A dynamic front end with a predetermined colour scheme can be used to differentiate past, present and future, like in the graphic below.
Slovakia - outcomes
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