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General Purposes

Slovak Rural Parliament

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $60,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2006–June 30, 2009
  • Location Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
  • Geographic Focus Slovakia

About this grant

This grant will enable the Slovak Rural Parliament to create and promote sustainable rural development policies; increase the capacity of individuals, community groups and local institutions to participate in rural development programs; increase the level of resources available for rural development; and strengthen its organizational capacity and financial sustainability.Slovak Rural Parliament was established in 2000 as a membership organization of individuals and organizations with the mission of improving the life of people living in rural Slovakia. Recent accomplishments included facilitating local access to resources for rural development; training experts in rural development and European Union funding mechanisms; and establishing a network of 30 local communication centers for improving the flow of information to and from rural areas.