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Head of the European Funds Section: Nataša Štor Zagoričnik
Phone: +386 1 478 88 27
email: mzip.sfd(at)  
The work of the European Funds Section, which falls under the remit of the Financial Division, includes tasks relating to the provision of technical assistance and coordination for the successful absorption of EU funds awarded by the European Commission for the purpose of implementing the projects undertaken by Slovenian beneficiaries.
The tasks of the European Funds Section also comprise:

  • the implementation of certain tasks assigned to the Intermediate Body within the EU Cohesion Policy for 2014-2020, and all the tasks assigned to the Intermediate Body when the Ministry of Infrastructure acts as beneficiary;
  • the production and updating of necessary operational manuals for the management, financing and supervision of projects co-financed by EU funds (European Structural and Investment Funds, Connecting Europe Facility, etc.);
  • professional guidance and participation in the planning of financial resources for EU co-funded projects;
  • professional assistance in the relevant area of work to meet the requirements set out in calls for proposals for the projects proposed to be co-financed by EU funds;
  • the monitoring of the implementation of EU co-funded projects and the monitoring and preparation of forecasts on the absorption of EU funds in accordance with the rules on drawing European funds;
  • the management of payments related to EU funds by the European Commission under centralised programmes and the management of corresponding sub-accounts for this purpose;
  • administrative and on-the-spot checks in some areas benefitting from EU funds and the preparation of pertaining records and reports;
  • in cooperation with the European Commission – Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport, the organisation of info days aimed at informing the expert and general public about the possibilities of drawing on EU funds under the Connecting Europe Facility.

The Ministry of Infrastructure is responsible for two very important fields whose projects are co-financed by the European Commission, namely:

  • transport and transport infrastructure, and
  • energy sector.

National funds, together with EU funds, contribute to the achievement of European standards and the competitiveness of national and European infrastructure and, consequently, to social and economic development.
At the EU level there are mainly two types of EU funding instruments that provide financial support to the projects implemented through the Ministry of Infrastructure:

  1. EU Cohesion Policy 2014-2020,
  2. Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) 2014-2020.