LIFE CB SI

About the project LIFE Capacity Building Slovenia

LIFE Capacity Building Slovenia is a Slovenian LIFE project, implemented by Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning. This project is aimed at all who are interested in LIFE programme and would like to actively participate in the projects as applicant, partner or co-financer.



Project title: LIFE Capacity Building Slovenia
Project acronym: LIFE CB SI
Project number: LIFE14 CAP/SI/000012
Coordinating beneficiary:
Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning
Duration: 01/01/2016 – 30/06/2018
Total project budget: 1.218.146,00 €
EU financial contribution: 981.330,00 €

 


The LIFE programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment, nature conservation and climate action. The first projects from Slovenia submitted for LIFE programme were in 2000. Since then a consistently small number of project proposals was submitted from Slovenia accompanied by a low success rate. This meant that fewer funds were received by Slovenian beneficiaries than it was initially reserved. There are several reasons for this, but certainly the lack of human resources at the ministry allocated to the implementation of the LIFE programme in the Republic of Slovenia is one of them. Therefore the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning (MESP) seized an opportunity to obtain non-refundable funding for improving administrative capacity in this field. In order to promote the LIFE programme, a project tittled LIFE Capacity Building Slovenia was prepared and approved by European Commission at the end of 2015.

The project is primarily aimed at enhancing knowledge of the preparation and management of projects under the terms of the LIFE programme.

Main goals of the project are:

  • to improve the quantity and quality of MESP’s activities for implementation of LIFE programme;
  • to improve Slovenia’s effectiveness at implementation of LIFE programme (higher success rate of project proposals, better connection with the policy implementation);
  • Better promotion of results and their integration into policies and programmes.

LIFE CB SI project aims at:

  • increasing interest in LIFE programme;
  • improving knowledge on writing project proposals for LIFE programme co-financing as well as on project management of approved projects;
  • fostering and disseminating project management skills thereby empowering a project based approach to tackling environmental challenges;
  • demonstrating synergies between LIFE programme and other EU financial instruments in achieving the objectives of environmental policy, programmes and strategies and to increase the competence of using those resources;
  • increasing international (regional) cooperation in order to increase the resolution of trans boundary environmental issues;
  • increasing the number and quality of LIFE programme project proposals aimed at implementation of national priorities of environmental acquis;
  • improving coordination among competent authorities for the preparation of larger, more complex integrated projects, aiming at the implementation of national action programs;
  • sharing information on financial instruments as possible financial sources for financing LIFE projects.

A 4 TRAIN THE TRAINERS

A 4.4. Study visits

A4.4.1. Study visits to competent authorities in other Member States

STATUS: 2 study visits performed (Poland, Spain, Italy)

A 4.4.2. Study visits to “best of the best” LIFE projects

STATUS: 3 study visits planned in 2017

A 4.4.3. Study visits to coordinating beneficiary of IP LIFE projects

STATUS: 5 study visits planned in 2017 (nature, water, waste, air quality, climate change)

A5 HELPDESK

STATUS: Helpdesk is active.

A6 TRAININGS/ WORKSHOPS FOR POTENTIAL PROJECT APPLICANTS

A 6.1. GENERAL TRAINING – update

STATUS: So far 4 general training days were organized. 2 in 2016 and 2 in 2017, 2 more planned in 2018

A 6.2. TRAINING ON DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT LIFE

STATUS: 2 workshops organized in 2016, 3 workshops are planned in 2017

A 6.3. WRITTER’s WORKSHOP’s ON PARTICULAR SUB PROGRAMME

STATUS: 1st writter’s workshop organized in March 2017, 2 more in 2017 and 3 in 2018

A 6.4. TRAININGS ON LIFE INTEGRATED PROJECTS

STATUS: 5 trainings planned in 2017 (nature, water, waste, air quality, climate change)

A 6.6. TRAINING’s ON LIFE FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

STATUS: 2 seminars organized in one day in 2016 (NCFF, PF4EE), 2 more planned in 2017

A 7 CONSULTATION & EXPERT SUPPORT

STATUS: In progress

A 9 PROMOTION OF INTEGRATION, COMPLEMENTARITY, SYNERGIES AD REPLICABILITY OF THE LIFE PROGRAMME INTO POLICIES, ECONOMIC PROGRAMMES AND OTHER PROGRAMMES

STATUS: Planned in 2018

C 5 Web streaming of all EVENTS

STATUS: Ongoing

C 6. RAISING AWARENESS ON LIFE program

C 6.1. Brochure

STATUS: Finished

C 7 FILMS/ WEBINAR VIDEO SERIES

C 7.1 LIFE webinar video series: »How to« for new project applicants (also for rejected applicants)

STATUS: Planned in 2017

C 7.2 LIFE webinar video series: “How to” for applicants awarded Life financing

STATUS: Planned in 2017

C 8 NETWORKING PLATFORM

STATUS: Platform active

C 9 NEWLETTERS FOR DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION ON LIFE PROGRAMME ACTIVITIES

STATUS: Newsletters send on monthly basis

C 10 NETWORKING CONFERENCE

STATUS: Networking conference planned in May 2017

LIFE CB SI Team:

M.Sc. Julijana Lebez Lozej
Head of priority area Nature and Biodiversity, LIFE CB SI project leader

M.Sc. Nives Nared
Head of sub-programme for Climate Action

Tatjana Orhini Valjavec
Head of priority area Environment and Resource Efficiency

Dejan Zupanc
Project manager

Maja Cipot
Priority area Nature and Biodiversity

Marjetka Šemrl dos Reis
Priority area Environment and Resource Efficiency

Danilo Šteblaj
Priority area Environment and Resource Efficiency

Janja Samec
Administrative assistance

Špela Žohar
Administrative assistance

Contact

Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning
Dunajska 48
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia
tel. 00386 1 478 70 00
E-mail: life.mop@gov.si