Towards a climate neutral EU:
efficient allocation of EU funds

Bike racks for schools - promoting cycling in schools

Organisation: Združenie Slatinka Website: Added: September 20, 2022
Project start date: September 30, 2021
Project end date: December 31, 2021


The Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic has recently published the supported projects from the first ever subsidy scheme aimed specifically at school mobility, namely bicycle racks for parking bicycles at schools. The launch of this financial mechanism is one of the successes of our Go to School on a Bike campaign, as it was the figures from the campaign that we used to argue for it - more than 70% of the schools involved already have a shortage of bicycle parking spaces and 93% indicated in the campaign's penultimate year that they would welcome this form of assistance from the state. At the same time, inadequate bicycle storage facilities are one of the main reasons why some pupils do not cycle to school, according to our surveys.

Financial data

€ 750 000


Encourage the development of sustainable non-motorised transport at school age through the development of supporting infrastructure through a greater allocation of resources.

Information sources

Ministry of Transport and Contruction of the Slovak republic

Other info A list of approved applications can be found on the Ministry's website:

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.