Achievements in Slovenia 2004-2009
Cultural heritage was the largest sector, with projects to restore historical buildings, create new facilities for cultural events and revitalise old town centres, such as the €1.2-million ‘Lively Old Town’ project which saw the renovation of key heritage sites in five cities in the Gorenjska region.
In the health and childcaresector, notable examples include the construction of a new nursery school in Idrija, where radioactive radon gas from local mining activities had threatened the health of schoolchildren, and the modernisation of the Slovenian Institute for Blind and Partially Sighted Children. The capacity to diagnose and treat patients increased by almost 600 people thanks to two different projects. Better-quality drinking water, a new environmental educational resource centre, and a nationwide campaign to promote environmental awareness were just some of the achievements in the environmental sector.
An NGO Fund supported the development of civil society and institutional capacity-building. A scholarship fund facilitated a great variety of cooperation between educational institutions from the donor states and benefi ciary states. In the period 2004-2009, five partnership projects between Slovenian and Norwegian entities were implemented, in addition to cooperation under the funds.