Towards a climate neutral EU:
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PlanB for Slovenia - A network of environmental NGOs working for environmental and nature protection

Organisation: Umanotera Website: Added: July 07, 2023
Project start date: January 01, 2015
Project end date: December 31, 2019


Plan B is a network of Slovenian environmental non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and experts, forming a broad civil society platform for sustainable development in Slovenia, along with other interested stakeholders. The primary objective of the NGO network within Plan B is to support long-term sustainable operation of environmental NGOs and to strengthen the qualification of environmental NGOs in Slovenia in two ways: by encouraging their active role in the democratic processes of policy formulation and in monitoring implementation of policies, and also by encouraging their participation and partnership. A secondary objective of the project is to improve the awareness of citizens and to encourage their engagement in environmentally-oriented public matters. Long-term systematic support of the Plan B network has contributed to the professionalisation of Slovenian (environmental) NGOs and has lead to quality input into and increased ambition of public decision-making processes. The Plan B network has received support from different sources - among others in the 2015 - 2019 period from the European social fund (ESF).

Financial data

EUR 264.992,71 (80 % ESF, 20 % Ministry for public administration)


The green transition that is needed for reaching ambitious EU climate and environmental targets is at the same time highly complex and needs to unfold in extremely little time. This requires an active engagement of all stakeholders, not least civil society organisations (CSO). Environmental CSOs in the whole EU, not only in Slovenia, are often small, fragmented and built on voluntary engagement. On the other hand, they are the carrier of deep and local knowledge and are strongly trusted by the public. Building networks of such CSOs can help to create a strong, green and unified voice in the public debate of the green transition and foster an efficient policy design process.

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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.