Projects in the Slovak Republic

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Improved living conditions for Roma in Slovakia

Two girls holding hands.

01.05.2012 - 30.06.2017

Integrating the Roma people into society presents a major challenge both to Slovakia and for the whole region. Currently, the Roma in Slovakia, who make up around 8.5% of the population in the eastern provinces of Kosice and Presov, are disadvantaged in comparison with the majority of the population. Typically, they live in badly constructed, dilapidated housing and rarely have access to education or healthcare services. The poor living conditions lead to long-term unemployment and high levels of poverty. An SDC project being conducted within the framework of the enlargement contribution is designed to improve their living standard.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Slovakia
Improving social security
Social services for specific target groups

01.05.2012 - 30.06.2017


CHF 1'410'000



Project completed

Reform of the Slovakian vocational education and training system

Three baker apprentices showing the bread they have made.

26.01.2012 - 31.03.2017

The goal of this project is the reform of Slovakia's vocational education and training system to better gear vocational education and training (VET) programmes toward the country's labour market. According to statistics, youth unemployment in Slovakia is around 30%.  Many sectors of the economy in Slovakia nevertheless complain that it is difficult to find well-qualified staff and wish to see more practice-oriented vocational education and training. This project therefore actively promotes cooperation between upper-secondary vocational schools, industry associations and employer organisations. Switzerland functions as a model and with its extensive experience of the dual vocational education system, is playing an important part in the ongoing reform.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Slovakia
Promoting economic growth and improving working conditions
Regional development and employment

26.01.2012 - 31.03.2017


CHF 3'885'000



Project completed

Measures for protecting endangered ecosystems

01.07.2011 - 31.12.2016

Switzerland is financing two biodiversity projects in Slovakia for the protection of endangered ecosystems. One project is concerned with monitoring and researching forests, while the second aims to preserve and protect natural areas and habitats in the Slovak Carpathian mountains. The Swiss contribution to these two projects totals around CHF 4.2 million.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Slovakia
Protecting the environment
Biodiversity

01.07.2011 - 31.12.2016


CHF 2'088'000



Project completed

TOKAJ IS THE ONLY ONE

01.02.2012 - 31.12.2016

The aim of the project TOKAJ IS THE ONLY ONE is to improve the quality of life of the citizens living in the Tokaj region in Eastern Slovakia by widening the offer to tourists through the construction of infrastructures (information center, view tower), the revival of traditional products and a new range of services. The quality of existing touristic services will be increased also through training. Under the TOKAJ brand the whole region shall be easily identified and made visible.


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Slovak Paradise Tourism Cluster

01.02.2012 - 30.09.2015

The project aims at the mobilisation of the high tourism potential of the Slovenský raj (“Slovak Paradise”) and surrounding areas and sustainable development of the region, through the establishment of a regional tourism organisation and a Tourist information centre in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Dobšinská Ľadová jaskyňa (Dobšinská Ice Cave). In addition, the local public and private actors (including the Roma community) will be trained in effective tourism destination marketing.


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Zemplinske Hamre – discovering history of mining and iron smelting

01.02.2012 - 31.12.2015

The purpose of the project is the development of the peripheral Snina region through mobilisation of cultural-cognitive tourism and the revival of the cultural and historical heritage of the municipality of Zemplinske Hamre. Possibilities for all-year tourism shall be created and tourism services shall be improved with the aim to prolong the stay of guests in the municipality.


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Comprehensive Social Services for Children and Young people with Disabilities in Stara Lubovna

27.01.2012 - 30.04.2017

The project „comprehensive social services for children and young people with disabilities in the region of Stara Lubovna” (18’000 inhabitants) enhances the health and integration of severely disabled children. The applicant is an NGO, the Presov Greek Catholic Charity, which will implement the main following activities, (i): recruitment and training of staff; (ii): efforts for rehabilitation; (iii): creation of a Day Centre; (iv): transport services; (v): set-up of sheltered workshops and (vi): employment service for disabled youth.
 


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ROAD for disabled children and youth

27.01.2012 - 31.12.2015

Slovakia lacks complex care centres for handicapped children and their families. The project shall introduce and test a pilot system of complex care services for children and youth with the most severe level of disability, linking the three main aspects influencing their quality of life: quality of provided institutional services, quality of domestic care and scope of the clients’ socialising abilities.
 


Project completed

Please come and join us...

27.01.2012 - 30.06.2016

The project aims to improve the quality of life of the persons living in social service facilities of the Kosice region in Eastern Slovakia. The project will finance the reconstruction and extension of one social service facility for mentally and physically disabled people. Furthermore, various measures will be implemented aiming at increased social integration of handicapped people, and social workers of 14 social service facilities will be trained.


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Extension of Police Corps information system ACHERON

26.01.2012 - 30.06.2015

The goal of the project is to contribute to the improvement of the analytical information system of the Slovak Police Force. As a result, a secured up-to-date IT analytical information tool will support the fight against corruption and organised crime in the country. As well, the project will help to fulfil the international obligations of Slovakia in the filed of criminal intelligence.


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Development and Technological Innovation of the Criminal Judicial

01.11.2011 - 31.03.2015

The project shall contribute to the introduction of e-Justice in Slovakia. The main goal is to interconnect and improve the currently used fragmented and partially outdated IT system of Slovak courts. The decision-making process of courts shall be simplified and speeded up. Transparency and public control shall be increased thanks to publicly accessible court actions and decisions.
 


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Block Grant for NGO and Partnerships in Slovakia

A homeless man having a meal in Bratislava

08.07.2011 - 31.12.2015

The goal of the Block Grant for NGO and Swiss-Slovak Partnership Support is to strengthen civil society as an important factor of social cohesion and sustainable development as well as to support cooperation between Swiss and Slovak institutions. It will support projects aimed at the provision of social services, protection of the environment and joint Swiss-Slovak Projects.

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