2007 – 2013 Regional Development Programme of the Ljubljana Urban Region

Ljubljana Urban Region, which consists of 26 municipalities of the Central Slovenian Statistical Region, received its 2007 – 2013 Regional Development Programme (RDP) on 17 April 2007. This is the fundamental programme document on the regional level.  

RDP defines the advantages of all municipalities in Ljubljana Urban Region, sets the objectives and development priorities of the Region and the regional development partnership, and suggests the measures and activities to be taken for their realisation. The document was being designed from spring 2005 to April 2006 under the guidance of the Regional Development Agency of the Ljubljana Urban Region. More than 200 stakeholders from the public, private, and civil spheres defined their vision of development, the Region’s objectives, and the principal measures to achieve the goals.

Vision of development of LUR

Ljubljana Urban Region is a conurbation, intertwined with nature. By encouraging creativity and cooperation, the Region aims to reach a high level of competitiveness in the world and also of the quality of life. The status of Ljubljana as a “European capital” will be reflected throughout the entire Region.

Region’s objectives

  • Functioning conurbation – on average, more than 80% of people will have access to public areas and public transport within 300 metres of air distance by 2013.
  • Creative people and successful companies –the added value per employee in the Region will increase by 10% by the end of 2013.
  • To become a Region with a European capital, with the highest quality of life in Europe.

Principal measures to achieve the goals

  • Accessibility for the quality of life
  • Preserved heritage
  • Efficient high-quality spatial planning
  • Efficient municipal utility services
  • Equal opportunities – contribution to the region’s competitiveness
  • Culture – competitive advantage of the Region
  • E-administration
  • Supportive entrepreneurial environment

The 2007 – 2013 LUR Regional Development Programme was adopted on 17 April 2007 by LUR Regional Council – i.e. the mayors of all municipalities in Ljubljana Urban Region – and by the end of 2007, it also received a favourable opinion from the Government Office for Local Self-Government and Regional Policy of the RS.

For the implementation of the Development Programme, the LUR Council adopted the 2007 – 2009 implementation plan on 24 July 2007, which has already been amended and supplemented twice (25 October 2007 and 23 April 2008). In 2009, the Regional Development Agency will prepare a new implementation plan of the Regional Development Programme for the period 2010 – 2012.

Regional Development Programme of the Ljubljana Urban Region 2007 - 2013 (pdf)


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