Newsletter - State aid and investment: Subsidies for the training of employees

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These subsidies are provided to employers that plan to educate their employees in a variety of fields as part of their general or specific education. The volume of subsidy depends on the type of education and the size of the applying company. 

Forms of education:

“Specific education” means education which covers gaining knowledge that is directly and instantly usable for the current or future position of the employee in the company, and which provides a non-transferable qualification (or partially transferable qualification) to other companies or areas of work.

“General education” means education which covers gaining knowledge that is not solely usable directly and instantly for the current or future position of the employee in the company, but that provides a qualification which is extensively transferable to other companies or areas of work.

Volume of subsidies:

The volume of available subsidies is expressed as a share of the eligible costs of the project and can reach 50%, and can be increased by 10% for medium sized companies and by 20% for small companies.

The support can also be increased by 10% for large entities if the trained employee is considered as disadvantaged. 

Disadvantaged employees are persons that, for example:

  •  did not have regular paid employment,
  • did not reach higher secondary or vocational education,
  • are older than 50 years of age.

 Eligible costs:

  • personal costs of lecturers;
  • travelling costs of lecturers and participants in education;
  • costs incurred on consulting services related to education;
  • common costs, such as materials and tools related to education;
  • depreciation of devices and machinery used in relation to education;
  • rental costs of premises and equipment used in relation to education.

The following activities might not be supported – organising conferences and seminars, implementation of the quality management system ISO, and elaboration of the strategy of human resources development.

The maximum support for one project is EUR 2 million.

The eligible area is the territory of Slovakia including the Bratislava region.