We want towns and cities in Slovakia to be towns and cities for the people. This concept, known abroad as SMART Cities, defines a new approach to the management (control) of towns based on four priorities, namely investment in human and social capital, investing in transport and communication infrastructure, smart management of natural resources and a participatory approach.
In addition to realising the grant programmes we have also focused on our own projects and activities through which we seek to get to the forefront issues that are closest to us and thanks to which towns for the people come into being in Slovakia. Topics, which are important for us, focus on the promotion of healthy lifestyles, quality public spaces, biodiversity conservation and development of sustainable mobility. Through our own projects and activities, we want to inspire and educate residents and communities in Slovakia.
In Banská Bystrica we started a series of events called Garden disputation. Held in an informal atmosphere (such as sitting in your garden), these awareness educational events, in conjunction with a discussion (dispute), are designed for representatives of NGOs, local government and the corporate sector.
Our work also includes consultation, advisory services for the public and businesses, and the planning and creation of public spaces with public participation.