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New call for the support of ecological treatment of dangerous waste

Date of declaration and expiration of the call

29 April 2013 – 29 July 2013

Specification of the call

  • Operational Programme: Environment
  • Priority Axis no. 4: Waste treatment
  • Operational aim: 4.3: Ecological treatment of dangerous waste
  • Code of the call: OPŽP-PO4-13-1

Form of aid

Non-returnable grant

Source of funding

EU funds (85 %) and state budget (15 %)

Eligibility of the project site (region)

All Slovakia except from the Bratislava region

Eligibility of an applicant

  • Entrepreneurs – legal and natural entities
  • Municipal associations, including micro-regions
  • Higher territorial units, municipalities and their affiliated organisations
  • State or public universities
  • The Ministry of Environment or its affiliated organisations

Eligible activities within the project

  • Reduction of hazardous properties of waste:
    • projects aimed at constructing facilities to manage hazardous waste in order to reduce its hazardous properties (autoclaves, microwave equipment, low thermal technologies, etc).
  • Treatment of hazardous waste including construction and refurbishment of facilities to recycle and eliminate hazardous waste in environmentally sound manner:
    • projects aimed at building new facilities and reconstructing existing facilities to process hazardous waste and dispose of hazardous waste, including medical waste and waste from electrical and electronic equipment, such as mechanical, biological, thermal, plasma, gasification technologies, including a combination of these;
    • projects aimed at implementing and intensifying separated collection of medical waste;
    • environmentally sound elimination of POPs waste, including obsolete pesticides, investment and non-investment activities.

The maximum aid intensity (expressed as % of eligible project costs), depends on the particular type of the eligible applicant

Eligible applicant Max. intensity of the grant Min. co financing
  • Entrepreneurs – legal and natural entities
  • Municipal associations, including micro-regions
  • Higher territorial units, municipalities and their affiliated organisations  
  • Public universities
95% 5%
  • State universities
  • Ministry of Environment or its affiliated organisations
100% 0%

Maximum and minimum aid amount

  • The minimum amount of aid for the project is not defined
  • The maximum amount of aid for the project must be in compliance with the above percentages

Total eligible costs of the project cannot exceed:

EUR 50 million

Indicative amount allocated for this call

EUR 6,233,840.69