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Basic information

Year of approval of the
SD strategy and updates

The Slovak Government has adopted Baselines for the national implementation for the 2030 Agenda for SD and SDGs in March 2016. According to the document the Slovak Government agreed with divided responsibility for the implementation for the 2030 Agenda between the Government Office (national implementation) and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (activities of Slovakia and Slovak entities abroad). The first overall assessment of achievement of objectives should be done by the end of 2019. The Minister of Foreign and European Affairs should prepare and realize the Concept of the implementation for the 2030 Agenda in the international environment. Currently this Agenda of the Government Office is supposed to be transferred to the Office of Deputy Prime Minister for Investments and Information Society.

Type of SD strategy
Lead ministry/institution in
the SD strategy process

Deputy Prime Minister’s Office for Investments and Informatization of the Slovak Republic - Department for Coordination of Agenda 2030

 

Link to the SD strategy
document

http://www.rokovania.sk/Rokovanie.aspx/BodRokovaniaDetail?idMaterial=26739

 

 

Further information about
the SD strategy process

Action Plan for SD (2005)

Assessment Reports for SD

 

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National Implementation of 2030 Agenda for SD

The Slovak Government has adopted Baselines for the national implementation for the 2030 Agenda for SD and SDGs in March 2016. According to the document the Slovak Government agreed with divided responsibility for the implementation for the 2030 Agenda between the Government Office (national implementation) and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (activities of Slovakia and Slovak entities abroad). The first overall assessment of achievement of objectives should be done by the end of 2019. The Minister of Foreign and European Affairs should prepare and realize the Concept of the implementation for the 2030 Agenda in the international environment. Currently this Agenda of the Government Office is supposed to be transferred to the Office of Deputy Prime Minister for Investments and Information Society.

More information can be found at http://www.rokovania.sk/Rokovanie.aspx/BodRokovaniaDetail?idMaterial=25381

 

Current and planned activities for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for SD and the SDGs:

Drafting the Vision and National Development Strategy of Slovakia until 2030, due to be prepared by April 2019 (major development strategy aiming to define development priorities, goals and necessary action until 2030, in line with the 2030 Agenda). The next step will be to update sectoral strategies and Slovakia´s National Investment Plan accordingly.

A microgrant scheme is being developed, which should promote the SDGs by raising awareness and supporting individual action and engagement.

 

 

 

 

Leading Ministry and
respective unit

Deputy Prime Minister’s Office for Investments and Informatization of the Slovak Republic - 2030 Agenda Coordination Department (responsible for 2030 Agenda implementation domestically) - https://www.vicepremier.gov.sk/index.php/investicie/agenda-2030/index.html.

Government Council of the Slovak Republic for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (involves line ministries and key stakeholders) - https://www.vicepremier.gov.sk/index.php/investicie/agenda-2030/rada-vlady-pre-agendu-2030-pre-udrzatelny-rozvoj/index.html.

Other ministries involved

Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (implementation in an international environment), Slovak Statistical Office (responsible for indicators) - https://agenda2030.statistics.sk/Agenda2030/en/home/

Main contact point for the
implementation process

Valéria Bankóová: valeria.bankoova@vicepremier.gov.sk

Links to main websites/
documents on national
implementation of the
2030 Agenda and SDGs

 

http://www.rokovania.sk/Rokovanie.aspx/BodRokovaniaDetail?idMaterial=25381

Roadmap for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda – adopted in July 2017 (defined the basic institutional, implementation and monitoring framework for implementing the 2030 Agenda in Slovakia) - http://www.rokovania.sk/Rokovanie.aspx/BodRokovaniaDetail?idMaterial=26739.

National priorities for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda – adopted in June 2018 (defined six national priorities for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in a broad stakeholder participation process) - http://www.rokovania.sk/Rokovanie.aspx/BodRokovaniaDetail?idMaterial=27550.

Voluntary National Reviews

Voluntary National Review on the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda – presented in July 2018 - https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/20131Agenda2030_VNR_Slovakia.pdf.

 

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Mechanisms of Vertical Integration

National — sub-national linkages

LA21 initiatives exist on the municipal level.

The Association of Self-governing Regions, the Association of Cities and Municipalities of Slovakia as well as the Union of Cities of Slovakia are represented in the Government Council of the Slovak Republic for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and are involved in drafting the Vision and National Development Strategy of Slovakia until 2030.

 

EU linkages

The renewed EU Strategy for Sustainable Development (EU SDS) that was adopted in June 2006 foresees that Member States bi-annually report about how they address the priorities of the EU SDS. Slovakia has published its first national report on implementing the EU SDS in Summer 2007.

 

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Mechanisms of Horizontal Integration

The Government Council for Sustainable Development, originally established in 1999, gained new statutory rights in 2004, however it was cancelled together with other subsidiary governmental councils. 

Currently, the horizontal integration of SD issues is ensured by the Government Office which holds an overall responsibility for SD. More specifically, it is responsible for the Horizontal Priority Sustainable Development which is being implemented in all operational programmes under the National Strategic Reference Framework in this programming period. Similarly the Government Office will implement a Horizontal Principle Sustainable Development in the forthcoming programming period.

The Government Office is also a coordinator of activites of the European Union Strategy for the Danube Region in Slovakia which constitutes an SD concept on the regional level.

 

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Evaluation and Review

Progress reports about implementation of objectives defined in the NSSD and the Action Plan on SD were submitted to the Government once every year on the basis of indicators.

 

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Indicators and Monitoring

Indicator set is being developed as part of the Vision and National Development Strategy of Slovakia until 2030.

 

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Participation

 

The six national priorities for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda were defined in a broad stakeholder participation process with civil society organisations, institutions and associations, think tanks, universities, academia, municipalities, regions, business associations and trade unions.

 

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Sub-national activities

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This Country Profile has been last updated on: Wednesday, 07 November 2018

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