The SDC and SECO provide regular news and highlights from their projects in the Slovak Republic. Besides the latest results and findings you can also find information on important events and short films.
Award for documentary film about Polana Biosphere Reserve
Slovak Republic, Los Angeles, June 2016 – A short documentary film about the Polana Biosphere Reserve won the category of Best Foreign Documentary Short at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards in June 2016. The film was produced as part of the nature protection project “Development of Nature Conservation and of Protected areas in the Slovak Carpathians“. The documentary, which was directed by Ľubomír Viluda and Ivan Kršiak, shows mysterious natural treasures, monumental rocks, vestiges of past volcanic activity, forests, mountain meadows and the hard working people living in this charming corner of the Carpathians. Since then, the film has won awards for the best photography in Morocco and best ecological documentary in Bosnia and Hercegovina.
Other news about the projects
Slovakia, Bratislava, 15.10.2015 – President of the Swiss National Council Stéphane Rossini meets with his Slovakian counterpart, Peter Pellegrini, and Miroslav Lajcak, Slovakia's Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister. Mr Rossini's stay in Slovakia includes visits to a public sewerage system that is part of the wastewater project, a chemistry vocational school taking part in the vocational education and training project, and a homeless shelter in Bratislava, one of the NGO Fund's projects.
Slovakia, Vysoké Tatry, 22.–23.06.2015 – As part of a Swiss-Slovak programme, a "Nature Based Tourism and Regional Development" conference is held in the town of Vysoké Tatry. The conference discusses cross-border issues and problems. It is attended by international experts and partners from a variety of countries. Switzerland funds a range of regional development and tourism projects in Slovakia.