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SI15_SI043_Regional Development Programme of the North Primorska_2015

Name of the country Slovenia
Sector Regional development
Name of the document (original) Regionalni razvojni program Severne Primorske (Goriške razvojne regije) 2014–2020
Name of the document (English) Regional Develpoment Programme of the North Primorska (Goriška development Region)
Administrative level Regional
Type of the document Programme
Year of adoption 2015
Foreseen duration 2020
Sector Regional development
Territorial unit (NUTS/LAU) SI043
Authority The Development Council of North Primorska, The Council of the Regions of North Primorska
Availability in English No
Legally binding Non-binding
Integration as a concept Yes
Integration elements
Actors
Policies
Adm. levels
Fin. sources
Others
Description Integration as a concept: Stakeholders from national (ministries, governmental offices, chambers), regional (regional development agencies, regional chambers) and local levels (municipalities, cooperatives), as well as NGOs, and experts from various fields where included in the preparation of the development plan. Actors: The preparation of the Regional development plan included several stakeholders: Ministry of economic development and technology, North Primorska Network Regional Development Agency (development council and regional council), representatives of other relevant ministries, national and regional chambers (Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia, Agricultural and Forestry chambers), institutional representatives of various sectors (health, education, research, environment, nature conservation), NGOs Policies: The plan considers the objectives of relevant policies on European, national, regional and local level. Administrative levels: All of the administrative levels (national, regional and local) cooperate in the preparation of the plan. European level is included through the consideration of the European programmes supporting regional development.
Major objectives For its implementation the programme defines 3 development priorities, 11 measures and 27 activities. The 3 development priorities are:

1. Increased competitiveness, innovation and employment opportunities within the region
2. Improved quality of life
3. Sustainable environmental, spatial and infrastructural development of the region (3/3)
Short Summary Summary:

The Regional Development Programme of Northern Primorska (Goriška development) region 2014-2020 is a fundamental programme document at regional level, specifying the development advantages, priorities, measures and activities of the region, as well as the financial evaluations of the development projects. It covers the Goriška development region, a part of which is also our test area Idrijsko-Cerkljansko. It consists of the strategic part, presenting the development opportunities and challenges, the vision, objectives and priorities of the region, and the programme part, listing the projects with their financial and time frameworks, monitoring and evaluation, predicted to boost the regions’ development. The document is supposed to be one of the pillars to support the common European and national, as well as the specific regional objectives.

Objectives:

The aim of the Regional Development Programme is to include expert and administrative institutions, as well as the representatives of the economy, unions, and civil society in the preparation process of the programme in order to:
- align the social, economic, educational, spatial, environmental, infrastructural, and cultural development objectives of the region
- outline priorities, measures, activities and priority projects
- define management ways, and financial and human resources for the implementation of the projects

The vision established by the document is for “Goriška region to become one of the most successful Central European regions. To achieve sustainable and long-term economic growth with innovativeness and integration, and to preserve the natural and cultural heritage for the quality of life of the present and future generations at the same time (Regional Development Programme of the Northern Primorska, 2014).”

For its implementation the programme defines 3 development priorities, 11 measures and 27 activities. The 3 development priorities are:

1. Increased competitiveness, innovation and employment opportunities within the region
2. Improved quality of life
3. Sustainable environmental, spatial and infrastructural development of the region

The activities and measures will be directed towards the development, research and innovation projects in the fields of new materials, information communication technology (ICT), genetics, biomedicine and mechatronics. The vision of the region is to move towards the knowledge economy. The financial value of the regions’ identified development needs is estimated to 982.491.345 EUR.

Regarding the SGI, the programme describes the current situation in the fields of social safety, education and health (so mainly SSGI) and evaluates that there are great disparities in the accessibility of the services within the region, which will also be present in the future due to the sparse population, remote hilly areas, and differences in economic development within the region. However, the programme suggests that the municipalities with the participation of the state should strive to keep the existing services and institutions despite the harsh economic situation.


In the context of the priority 1 (increased competitiveness, innovation and employment) the programme suggests to enhance and support the cooperation amongst the innovative environment and the economy, the development of the financial instruments for the implementation of the projects lead buy businesses as well as NGOs, the development of the new business models (social enterprises, cooperatives) and the creation of jobs.

The main activities related to the SGI, predicated to achieve the priority 2 (improved quality of life) are diminishing the inequalities in health care through the transition from institutional to community services, increasing the social inclusion by ensuring the accessibility and quality of services, as well as supporting the investment in the field of SGI and mobility (transport, education, child care, elderly care, ect.).

Related to the last priority (no. 3), sustainable development shell be mainly encouraged through better transport and ICT services. To improve the accessibility of the services, the establishment of the sustainable transport network is recognised as one of the key development measures. The establishment of the intermodal (road-railway) logistic centre Vrtojba is predicated for this purpose. The SGIs are, as in the Slovenian Spatial Development Strategy, encouraged to be developed within the centres of the so called settlement development areas. These areas should be connected with public transport to increase accessibility of the services. The development of the quality ICT infrastructure (foremost broadband) is according to the programme, of great importance for the development of business activities in remote regions.
Centralised/decentralised Decentralised
Governance model
Public services
Concession
Public-private partnership
Co-operative
Others
Comments encouragement of social enterprises
Type of finance
EU
Federal/national
State/cantonal/provincial
Regional
Local
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Sources of finance
Private
Public
Stakeholders' list
Federal/national Ministry of economic development and technology
State/provincial/departmental
Regional North Primorska Network Regional Development Agency (development council and regional council), regional chambres (Agriculture and forestry, economy, crafts), regional represenatives of various sectors (helath, education, environment, culture, nature conservation)
Inter-communal Municipalities, repersenatives of local association of different sectors
Local
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