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Slovakia launches 10 million open call for private sector

A €10 million open call for project proposals from the Slovak private sector was launched today.

The more than €10 million in funding to individual projects is earmarked for small and medium size enterprises in Slovakia. Grants over €250,000 will be awarded to support projects within the priority sectors environment, sustainable development, cultural heritage, human resources, health and childcare, research, and regional policy and cross-border activities. Project proposals can be submitted to the Slovak Focal Point until 21 January 2008.

Further details including eligibility requirements, allocations to the different priority sectors, and focus areas under each sector, can be found in the open call text.

The EEA Grants in Slovakia

A total €70.3 million has been allocated to Slovakia under the EEA Grants, and a broad spectrum of projects submitted in the €18.6 million first open call for the public sector from spring 2006 has already been approved.

A continuously updated list of all supported activities in Slovakia is available in the EEA Grants project database. Among the 40 approved projects are a participatory development project from the Kysuce region and the establishment of a knowledge park based on a Norwegian model in Prešov region.

The €350,000 call for seed money closed on 17 September, and in end-November grants will be awarded to applicants aiming to submit individual project applications to the €32.5 million call for public and third sector in Slovakia during spring 2008.