European grants are a strong support for many municipalities in the realisation of their projects. Whether you are making an investment in utility infrastructure, construction of cultural centres, primary schools, kindergartens, bike paths, water supply and sewage systems, fibre optics, etc., there is funding available in EU calls.
LAG connects municipalities and other partners based on a contractual partnership between public and private entities. Under this scheme, municipalities can obtain funding for small projects. It is wise to plan applications sustainably, together with societies and private individuals, in order to create synergies of impacts (e.g. an integrated tourism product, a unique experience, etc.).
Depending on the complexity of the project and the estimated value of the investment, the necessary investment documentation must be prepared in accordance with the Decree on the uniform methodology for the preparation and treatment of investment documentation in the field of public finance.
With the uncertain situation in the energy market, energy independence is becoming increasingly important. One solution for municipal energy independence is energy cooperatives based on renewable energy sources.
The main starting point of the strategy is to outline measures for achieving a good and friendly living environment for all generations, clean drinking water, energy independence, decarbonisation of the municipality, climate-neutral mobility, etc. The guidelines of all three pillars are taken into account: environmental, economic and social factors.
Every municipality can have its flagship integrated tourism product (ITP) that is sustainable and will bring in visitors from Slovenia and abroad. Sustainable tourism in a municipality includes all three pillars: environmental, economic and social.
Buildings heated with fossil fuels (ELHO, LPG) that have not undergone energy renovation in the last 12 years are not compliant with the requirements of the Rules on efficient use of energy in buildings (PURES 3). Poor energy condition of these buildings and their energy systems represents an excessive burden on the environment in terms of CO2 emissions and particulate matter, and also comes with high operating and maintenance cost. In addition, such buildings do not provide optimal living and working conditions.
As a form of strategic partnership between public and private sector institutions, public-private partnerships can successfully contribute to reducing public expenditure on public services and to maintaining the achieved level of public services, provided that the content of the cooperation, the risk and other contractual relations between the public and private partners are properly defined and the public interest is verified.