Family Farming Knowledge Platform

Slovak National Rural Network - Agency for Rural Development ( ARVI) ARVI

Type of Organization: Institution
Areas of work: Stakeholders
Region: Nitra
Country: Slovakia
On the basis of Council Regulation (EC) No. 1305/2013 from 17th December 2013 on support for rural development by European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), art. 54, each member state has an obligation to establish a national rural network (NRN) which groups the organizations and authorities involved in rural development. The Rural Development Programme of Slovak Republic 2014 - 2020 defines a structure of NRN and Regional Units of NRN as an executive element of the network which is performed by Agency for Rural Development (ARVI). Network Unit – head office is included in the structure of Agency for Rural Development in Nitra as a separate Department of the National Network for Rural Development. Most of the team of NRN is decentralized and various regional antennae operate in 8 regions of Slovakia where they are located within existing organizations focused on rural development and it is reflected in the requirement to use existing structures and capacities. Regional antennae have been selected on the basis of the tender published by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic.