Govt to help Slovenian community in Italy apply for EU funds
Nova Gorica, 21 February - Minister for Slovenians Abroad Matej Arčon has said his department would provide financial support for the launch of an office to help the Slovenian ethnic minoroty in Italy apply for EU funds. Cohesion Minister Aleksander Jevšek believes EUR 10 million could be drawn for the European Culture Capital project.
Arčon and Jevšek were in Nova Gorica on Tuesday for a meeting with Mayor Samo Turel and representatives of the Slovenian minority in Italy, among others.
The meeting focused on ways to draw EU funds for the European Culture Capital 2025 project, to be hosted by Nova Gorica and the Italian city of Gorizia just across the border, the Ministry for Slovenians Abroad said in a press release.
Jevšek said cohesion funds for the project could reach a total of EUR 10 million, with Arčon promising his department would provide financial support for an office which will help the Slovenian community in Italy apply for the funds.
The ministers were told about new infrastructure planned for the cultural project, with Jevšek saying that the timing for infrastructure projects was right and that funds could be drawn.