General Data
Name of instrument Promotion of Balanced Regional Development Act (= Zakon o spodbujanju skladnega regionalnega razvoja)
Country SI
Spatial level national
Type Laws and regulations
Subtype Legal codes
Description This Act defines the aims, principles and organisation of the promotion of balanced regional development, the allocation of development incentives, and eligibility criteria for areas with special development problems. The promotion of balanced regional development shall be a constituent part of regional structural policy.
General objectives - to promote the balanced economic, social and spatial aspects of development;
- to reduce the differences in levels of economic development and living conditions
between areas, stressing an integrated approach to the development of rural areas;
- to prevent the emergence of new areas with major development problems;
- to preserve settlement across the whole of Slovenia according to a polycentric concept
of development;
- to promote the development of environment-friendly production, and to protect
natural resources, natural and cultural heritage and other common goods.
General objectives keywords socio-economic development; sustainable regional development;
Responsible National authority
Stakeholder Involved National authority;
Reference REGULATION (EC) No 1059/2003 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 26 May 2003 on the establishment of a common classification of territorial units for statistics (NUTS)
General assessment of strength and weakness Strength:
- the comprehensive implementation of regional structural policy across the whole of Slovenia;
- partnership in the form of co-operation between the state and local communities, and between the public and private sectors;
- co-ordination between individual ministries and local communities in the planning of incentives for balanced regional development in the context of the national budget;
- subsidiarity, which determines that, in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes, higher territorial authorities perform only those tasks which cannot be performed more efficiently at a lower level.
Date of entry 2007/05/04
Legal status mandatory
Extension all municipalities
Type of monitoring Mixture of quantitative and qualitative reporting
Preconditions for implementation Co-financing (from municipal budgets, the national budget, private and other sources) is prerequisite.
General comment
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Remark national legal code, not an instrument for application on the local level
Status criteria not applicable
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