Towards a climate neutral EU:
efficient allocation of EU funds

Good for people and the environment: example of the eco-social farm Korenika

Organisation: Umanotera Website: Added: September 02, 2022
Project start date: January 01, 2007
Project end date: December 31, 2022


Sustainable development goes beyond the reduction of environmental impacts and should always include a social dimension. One example where both dimensions can be combined is organic farming. At the Korenika farm in eastern Slovenia organic food production and processing is combined with social entrepreneurship, as the farm employs people with disabilities and other vulnerable social groups.

Financial data

The farm has been supported from various funds both in the 2007-2013 and the 2014-2020 programming period, including the European agricultural fund for rural development (EAFRD) and the European Social Fund (ESF)


Treat sustainable development as a horizontal topic in the planning of EU funding and implementation of programmes. Especially in the fields of green jobs, organic farming, social entrepreneurship and deep energy retrofits there is great potential to contribute to both environmental and social objectives.

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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.