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Revitalization of the Agátka housing estate yard

Organisation: Združenie Slatinka Website: Added: June 01, 2023
Project start date: April 06, 2017
Project end date: December 01, 2022


The participatively planned project, which was created as a joint work of the city and its residents, will become a reality already this year. A large and safe space will be used for rest and relaxation for children and adults. Play elements for children, a community garden, an artificial stream, public toilets - not only local residents can look forward to this and more. The participatory planning process began with public meetings in 2017 to discuss the new shape of the space. The public also had the opportunity to express their suggestions and comments through questionnaires. The results of the public opinion survey were incorporated by the City into the architectural competition documents, as the goal of participatory planning is to approach the creation of public spaces so that their final form meets the needs of visitors and serves them in the best possible way. Climate change adaptation and stormwater management measures are also a natural part of this revitalisation. Residents of the surrounding apartment buildings can enjoy a 250-metre-long stream, a community garden, trampolines, various wooden play elements, water features and a slide for adults as well. The investment also includes the construction of public toilets with facilities. The "new look" will also include sidewalks and the connection of Agatka to the network of cycle paths is also planned.

Financial data

Approved application for a non-repayable financial contribution from the ESIF in the amount of EUR 1 349 804 EUR and 363 042 EUR from the municipal budget.


The project is a real example of good practice in community engagement. Among the recommendations we can give is that it can serve as an inspiration for other cities, not only in Slovakia.

Information sources

Trnava municipality

Other info

European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.