Trnava, Slovakia

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Culture and creative industries

With its many cultural and historical monuments – and religious structures in particular, Trnava has a long history of welcoming pilgrims and visitors. Culture and creative industries are among the city’s priorities. 

Vision and Strategy

To support lifelong learning, Trnava has adopted a programme of economical and social development for the years 2014–2023 with a view promoting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It aims to provide its citizens with comprehensive support to further their education, including their digital competences and business skills. In the medium-term, Trnava’s focus is on older people and formal schooling. As a member of the UNESCO GNLC, the city will focus on health and well-being education, equity and inclusion, and educational planning. 

Policies, Plan and Implementation

Sustainability and health

  • Since 1996, Trnava has been involved in the World Health Organization’s Healthy Cities initiative, carrying out activities to promote public health. The city organizes events on health, environment, sports and mobility in cooperation with organizations and schools in order to promote educational projects and preventive programmes for public health.  

Equity and inclusion

  • Trnava has a community plan of social services for the years 2016–2021, targeting at children, youth and family, and persons with disabilities. One of the main goals is to set conditions for inclusive education for children in nursery and elementary schools, increasing the qualification of professionals in this area.  

Decent work and entrepreneurship

  • The Slovak Business Agency works in Trnava as a branch of the National Business Centre. It helps to organize educational events for new entrepreneurs, supports local businesses, and facilitates funding for employee training. Moreover, the city provides funding for nursery school assistants and grants in the areas of childcare and education. 

Good practices

Battery shop project

  • A social facility serving both as a store and a charity reuse centre, the Battery Shop project teaches citizens to live in a more sustainable manner and also provides a space for meetings, trainings and courses.

Future differently initiative

  • An after-school educational programme implemented in disadvantaged areas, the Future Differently initiative offers students aged 11 to 15 high-quality teaching to support their development and that of the community. 

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