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EU FUNDS ABSORPTION RATE

In October 2014 the European Commission  approved the Partnership Agreement for the period 2014–2020. Slovenia is thus eligible to a total of EUR 4.118 billion, of which:

-the Cohesion Policy Funds – ERDF, ESF and CF – represent EUR 3.312 billion, 

-the funds, available under the EAFRD for agriculture, represent EUR 837.8 million and 

-the funds, available under the EMFF for maritime and fisheries, represent EUR 24.8 million. 

 

Slovenia prepared three operational programmes for the implementation of the EU Cohesion Policy: 

-Operational Programme for the Implementation of the EU Cohesion Policy in the Period 2014-2020 (Managing authority:  Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy)

-Rural Development Programme 2014–2020 (Managing authority: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food)

-Operational Programme for support from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund in the Republic of Slovenia for the period 2014–2020 (Managing authority: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food)

 

Slovenia also participates in 13 programmes of European Territorial Cooperation in the period 2014-2020.

 

European Cohesion Policy in the period 2014-2020 is  implemented by the Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy in the framework of two objectives:

1.Investment for growth and jobs (the basis for the absorption of EUR 3.068 billion available is the Operational Programme for the Implementation of the EU Cohesion Policy in the Period 2014-2020)

2.European Territorial Cooperation (the basis for the absorption of EUR 64 million are different ETC programmes)

 

EU funds absorption rate for Investment for growth and jobs on 31 March 2018:

 

EUR 1,84 billion has been allocated, which represents 60% of the available funds (projects, programmes, calls for proposals).

- The contracts signed amount to EUR 1,73 billion (EU part), which represents 57% of the available funds. 

- EUR  414 million (EU part) has been paid out of the national budget, which accounts for 13% of the available funds; these payments include the funds paid out of the national budget amounting to EUR 351 million (EU part) and financial instruments equalling EUR 63 million, the latter are not recorded in the revenue and expenditure accounts 

- Requests for payment totalling EUR 253 million (EU part), which represents 8% of the available funds, have been submitted to the European Commission.

- EUR 168 milion (EU part) funds were reimbursed from the EU budget to the national budget, which represents 5% of the available funds.