Towards a climate neutral EU:
efficient allocation of EU funds

Energy efficiency and renewable energy in mountain facilities

Organisation: Umanotera Website: Added: September 02, 2022
Project start date: January 01, 2021
Project end date: December 31, 2022


Slovenia is an Alpine country where mountaineering and outdoor recreation are of high importance. These activities are enabled by a network of mountain huts, shelters, bivouacs and mountain training centers. These non for profit facilities are especially suitable for renewable energy and energy efficiency measures as they are often off-grid, placed in rough climates and as they have the potential to serve as inspiration and role model for visitors in the rapidly changing climate of the Alps. Slovenia used funds from the 2014-2020 MFF to run an energy efficiency and renewable energy program for mountain facilities. Eligible costs under this program, include costs of equipment and construction, but also costs for information and communication about energetic refurbishment and renwable energy measures in mountain facilities. More than 25 mountain facilities throughout the whole country successfully applied for funding under the program.

Financial data

MFF 2014-202 EUR 5 million (80% of eligible costs, of which in Western Slovenia 70% EU and 10% national funds, and in Eastern Slovenia 75% EU and 5% national funds)


Use EU funds to co-finance highly visible deacrbonisation projects in areas that trigger positive associations of the visitors/ users/ viewers in order to spread the popularity of decarbonisation solutions.

Information sources

Public tender

Other info (Slovenian)

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.