Regional Development Programme of the Ljubljana Urban Region 2014-2020

City/Town/Village: n/a
County/Province/District (Name of): Ljubljana urban region (Osrednjeslovenska statistical region)
Sub-national State: n/a
Country: Slovenia
Language: English; Slovenian
Spatial Distinction: Urban
Level of Government: City; Municipality
Population: 543.964 (2018)
Population Range: 250,000 to 999,999
Policy Type: Plans
Food Systems Sector(s): food acquisition, preparation and consumption; food production
Year of Adoption: 2014
Adopting Government Department(s): Council of Ljubljana Urban Region (26 mayors)
Lead Implementing Entity: Regional Development Agency of the Ljubljana Urban Region
Supporting Entity: Ministry of Economic Development and Technology
Additional Supporting Entity: LUR Development Council; Governing Board of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Central Slovenia; Ministry of Agriculture and Environment; Ministry of Infrastructure; Ministry of Culture; Ministry of the Interior; Ministry of Public Administration; Ministry of Education, Science, and Sports
Funding Amount: €1,837,556,122 ($2,016,708,656)
Funding Sources: EU Funds; cohesion policy funds; Urban Development Programme; European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD); EU Centralized programme funds; Regional State Aid
Policy Links: PDF-Original – Web
Link to Additional Resources: Resource 1
Policy Outcome:

Ljubljana urban region is central Slovenian region formed by the City of Ljubljana and 25 neighboring municipalities. The Regional Development agency of Ljubljana Urban Region (RRA LUR) developed the program for the Ljubljana Urban Region comprising of key development orientations to bring in smart, sustainable and inclusive growth to the region. It tackles issues and development opportunities in the sectors of tourism, natural environment, agriculture and forestry, energy supply and more. In the Agriculture and Forest sector, the policy aims to (i) increase organically cultivated food, (ii) transfer of knowledge and innovation in agriculture, forestry and wood processing, (iii) preservation of countryside cultural heritage, (iv) Skills and knowledge transfer and presenting agriculture as an attractive career, (v) Implementation of innovative agricultural technologies, and (vi) increase food supply self-sufficiency of the region by growing in unutilized farmlands. A local action group is to be established for the development of agriculture and forestry in the 2014 – 2020 period, which is consistent with national and EU planning (financial) period.

Policy Keywords: agriculture; conservation; consumption; economic development; education; energy saving; farmland preservation; food access; food production; information sharing; land use; natural environment; organic agriculture; sustainability; sustainable agriculture; sustainable development; tourism; urban agriculture