AGENDA 2030 IMPLEMENTATION

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Last updated on:
Tuesday, 18 August 2020

In 2016, the Slovak government started to integrate the Agenda 2030 into the national strategic context. The starting point of this work was done by the Institute for Forecasting of the Slovak Academy of Science, in cooperation with the line ministries and their analytical units. This work resulted in the study “The Baselines for National Priorities of Agenda 2030”.

This document served as a basis for a broad participative process coordinated by the 2030 Agenda Coordination Department in 2018, which resulted in the Proposal of 6 national priorities of the 2030 Agenda implementation (see above).

Based on the 6 national priorities (i.e. a national policy framework), a national long-term sustainable development strategy, including national set of indicators, has been under preparation, with a revised due date for submission for government’s approval by end of December 2020.

In 2019, extensive work was done on drafting a national sustainable development strategy (in 4 working groups), resulting in a draft called „Vision and National Sustainable Development Strategy until 2030“. Despite its finalisation and presentation to the Government Council for the 2030 Agenda and at a special event, a National Convent (both took place in September 2019), the document has not gained sufficient support and the decision was taken to postpone its submission for government‘s approval until the end of 2020.

Reflecting upon new pandemic crisis and recent EC policies and strategies, the Ministry of investments, regional development and informatisation (MIRRI SR) has redrafted its national sustainable development strategy until 2030.

Slovakia 2030 - the vision and national sustainable development strategy until 2030 - was approved by the Slovak government on 20 January 2021. Prepared in a participative process, the document is based on National priorities for 2030 Agenda implementation (2018) and reflects upon new developments both in national and European context - namely adoption of the European Green Deal, new Slovak government formed in April 2020 as well as COVID-19 pandemic situation. Slovakia 2030 integrates both sectoral and regional development priorities as it stands for a national regional development strategy, too. Slovakia 2030 builds on 4 core principles: a) sustainability (i.e. balance between available resources and their use), b) priority of quality of life to economic growth, c) effectiveness based on synergies, and d) integration of policies and policy tools. Its aims at harmonising sectoral and regional policies, and at providing a guidance in programming and implementation of the EU funds within the EU 2021-2027 programming period. Slovakia 2030 is structured into 3 integrated development programmes: 1. Protection and development of resources, 2. Sustainable use of resources, and 3. Development of communities. It also contains a set of 82 national indicators. It is expected to be reviewed by 2023 in a form of a national development strategy until 2050.

Leading Ministry and respective unit

MIRRI SR – The Ministry  of Investments, Regional Development and Informatization of the Slovak Republic / 2030 Agenda Coordination Departement has overall coordination function and is responsible for national implementation of the 2030 Agenda (transformation of the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office for Investments, regional development and informatisation to the Ministry – MIRRI SR – in July 2020). of the 2030 Agenda.

Other ministries involved

The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic – responsible for international dimension of the 2030 Agenda, SMOP – Directorate General for International Organisations, Development Assistance and Humanitarian Aid

Slovak Aid and Slovak Aid publications

Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic – responsible for national indicators for the 2030 Agenda

Main contact point for the implementation process

The 2030 Agenda Coordination Department, MIRRI SR

Daniela Kerestešová:

Email: daniela.kerestesova@vicepremier.gov.sk

Tel.: 00421 2 2092 8250

Martin Kinces:

Email: martin.kinces@vicepremier.gov.sk 

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

Slovakia presented its first VNR  in July 2018 at UN HLPF. It summarises what was done between 2016 and 2018, and includes information on the 6 national priorities of the 2030 Agenda implementation.