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The City of Košice Reacts to Climate Change - Together We Can Reach More (ClimaUrbanKošice)


The project “City of Košice reacts to climate change – together we can reach more (ClimaUrbanKosice)” received a grant from Norway in the amount of € 1,182,000. The project was co-financed in the amount of € 209,000 from the state budget of the Slovak Republic.

The main goal of the project is to create a comprehensive platform for planning and implementing measures to mitigate and adapt to climate change in Košice through a comprehensive “action plan”. Contribute to mitigating the adverse effects of climate change, reduce vulnerability and increase the adaptive capacity of natural and man-made systems to the current or expected negative effects of climate change in our territory and raise awareness of climate change.

Project description

As part of this project, we plan to implement mitigation and adaptation measures, which will form only a small part of the imaginary mosaic of measures that need to be taken to reduce “our vulnerability”. Climate change is a global problem, but its extreme effects are largely local. Therefore, the active involvement of the local public administration is very important. It is to be the leader in the locality and must take climate change into account in its medium- or long-term strategic development plans, but also in its day-to-day activities and decisions. The key document for the strategic climate planning of the city of Košice will be the “action plan”.

Project Activities

1. Action plan
2. MMK building and adjacent public spaces
3. Ťahanovská water garden
4. Intergenerational Community Center Laborecká 2
5. Environmental center
6. Promotion and information

Project outputs

Creation of a comprehensive single document “action plan” for strategic climate planning of the city of Košice. Reduce CO2 emissions by 2202.4 tons in 6 years and implement 20 climate-oriented measures implemented in the city of Košice.


We are going to improve the local climate by the project ClimaUrbanKošice

Climate change is a global problem, but its extreme effects are mostly of local significance: heat waves, floods, storms, droughts and the rise of the average temperatures or rapid changes in thermal extremes. Our city within its project “The City of Košice Reacts to Climate Change – Together We Can Achieve More (ClimaUrbanKosice)“ wants to prepare measures to mitigate the effects of climate change, increase resilience against the extreme impacts of climate change, and thus improve health protection and create a better biodiverse environment for life.



Opening Online Conference to the Project ClimaUrbanKošice

ClimaUrbanKošice. Mesto Košice reaguje na zmenu klímy – spolu dokážeme viac.



The Norway Grants represent Norway’s contribution towards a green, competitive and inclusive Europe.

Through the Norway Grants, Norway contributes to reducing social and economic disparities and to strengthening bilateral relations with beneficiary countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics.

Norway cooperates closely with the EU through the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). Together with the other donors, Norway has provided €3.3 billion through consecutive grant schemes between 1994 and 2014.

Norway Grants are financed solely by Norway and are available in the countries that joined the EU after 2003. For the period 2014-2021, the Norway Grants amount to €1.25 billion. The priorities for this period are:

  • Innovation, Research, Education, Competitiveness and Decent Work
  • Social Inclusion, Youth Employment and Poverty Reduction
  • Environment, Energy, Climate Change and Low Carbon Economy
  • Culture, Civil Society, Good Governance and Fundamental Rights
  • Justice and Home Affairs

All projects are co-financed by the State Budget of the Slovak Republic in the amount of 15%.

If you want to know more about programmes and projects financed by the Norway Grants in Slovakia, visit www.norwaygrants.sk .

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