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.
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.
Information sourcesRecipient's website
https://www.eu-skladi.si/en/cohesion-by-2020-1/success-stories-of-2014-2020/korenika-eco-social-farm (English) https://www.korenika.si/korenika-en (English)