Last update: 4 August 2022

Buildings in the content of the Plan (extracted from the REC/E3G Slovakian Country Profile)


Slovakia’s final NRRP amounts to a total of €6.6bn. In the earlier draft, €700m were allocated to a specific Building Renovation component of the plan. That value increased to €728m (11%) in the final NRRP, of which €528m is allocated to energy efficiency in single family homes and €200m for renovation of historical public buildings. The plan also contains significant funding for modernisation of public services like education, healthcare and the judiciary. Approximately €48m of it is tagged as climate-related renovation investment, including €17.8m for renovation of hospitals and medical service stations, €700k for centres for health and social community care for mental health, €18m for courts, €10m for police force buildings, and €1.2m for fire stations. A significant construction programme for new public buildings is also foreseen, including €817m (~12% of total) allocated to new hospitals, which will be required to achieve ‘BREEAM Excellent’ certification. Further €130m are allocated to other building-related climate measures. However, it is unclear whether these will fund new-builds or renovations. Altogether this brings total building investment to €1.7bn (26%).

Read the full Slovakian Country Profile here.

Disbursements’ timeline


  • 2021-10-13: The European Commission disbursed € 822.7 million in pre-financing to Italy (13% of its financial allocation under the RRF, fully consisting of grants).
  • 2021-12-16: Slovakia and the European Commission sign the Operational Arrangements.
  • 2022-04-29: Slovakia submitted the first payment request of €398,7 million (net of pre-financing).
  • 2022-06-27: The Commission published a positive preliminary assessment of the satisfactory fulfilment of all 14 milestones.
  • 2022-07-29: The Commission disbursed the first payment of €398.7 million to Slovakia.

Indicative timeline for future payment requests (based on the signed operational arrangements)


Payment Request for the First Instalment EUR 458.277.000 Q2 2022
Payment Request for the Second Instalment EUR 814.715.000 Q4 2022
Payment Request for the Third Instalment EUR 814.715.000 Q1 2023
Payment Request for the Fourth Instalment EUR 923.828.000 Q3 2023
Payment Request for the Fifth Instalment EUR 923.828.000 Q1 2024
Payment Request for the Sixth Instalment EUR 792.892.000 Q3 2024
Payment Request for the Seventh Instalment EUR 792.892.000 Q1 2025
Payment Request for the Eight Instalment EUR 400.083.000 Q3 2025
Payment Request for the Ninth Instalment EUR 203.679.000 Q1 2026
Payment Request for the Tenth Instalment EUR 203.677.359 Q3 2026

Table of buildings' measures (categorised under their specific instalments)


Progress Measure Estimated Costs (EUR m) Milestone
Not implemented Reform 2.1: The harmonisation of support mechanisms for the renovation of family houses  – Launch of implementation plan The implementation plan shall map different support schemes and harmonise them. It shall detail preparation for the start-up of the scheme, timetable and its administration as well as the monitoring of the reconstruction and verification of energy savings primarily by energy performance certificates, or other corresponding documents. The schemes shall be designed to incentivize on an average at least 30% primary energy savings
Not implemented Reform 2.1: The harmonisation of support mechanisms for the renovation of family houses  – Launch of the support schemes The schemes to mobilise energy savings and green renovation shall be designed and launched in line with the measures and schedule adopted by implementation plan. Respective calls will be published by the Slovak Environmental Agency at a website
Progress Measure Estimated Costs (EUR m) Milestone
Not implemented Reform 2.2: Increasing transparency and streamlining decisions of the Monuments Board of the Slovak Republic Based on standardised methodologies, at least 1000 construction passports shall be issued by the Monument Board to provide diagnoses of the technical as well as energy aspects of the relevant state-owned monuments to facilitate renovation decisions.
Progress Measure Estimated Costs (EUR m) Milestone
Not implemented Investment 11.2: New hospital network – construction, reconstruction and equipment – Hospital beds 692,1 + 17.4 Overall objective 2,666 new hospital beds, of which at least 2400 beds shall be made available, broken down:
1. at least  870 beds in completely new hospitals at full fitness out* level in buildings meeting the energy efficiency requirements of the 25ter intervention field certified BREEAM (the objective is 968 beds)
2. at least 1 035 beds in completely new hospitals at “gross construction” level** in buildings meeting the energy efficiency requirements of intervention field 25ter certified BREEAM (the objective is 1 150 beds)
3. At least 495 beds in hospitals after major renovation to full fitness out*** in buildings meeting the energy efficiency requirements of intervention field 26bis (objective is 548 beds)
*** Extensive renovation to full fitness out-reconstruction of a large part of buildings, insulation, roofs, windows, doors, lighting, replacement of technological equipment (heating, wiring, electricity, lifts). The reconstruction shall reorganise the hospital’s internal processes and rehabilitate technical equipment. The reconstruction of building shall be subjected to the primary energy savings of more than 30 % to be monitored by energy saving certificates.
In order to facilitate the preparation and implementation of these projects, the special Agency shall be established.
Not implemented Investment 13.1: Enhancing community-based social care capacities 12 387 places for outpatient services in new outpatient facilities (e.g. daily stationary, rehabilitation centre) shall be created with an average capacity of 20 places through the construction of new buildings or the renovation of existing buildings.
Progress Measure Estimated Costs (EUR m) Milestone
Not implemented Investment 2.2: Renovation of historical and listed public buildings 200,1 Of the overall objective is to renovate 66 000m2, at least 60 000 m2 of historic and listed public buildings, are renovated in line with the requirements of the open call, which shall define conditions to achieve on an average at least 30% primary energy savings
Not implemented Investment 2.1: Improving energy efficiency of family houses 506,0 + 22,0 (admin costs) 18 000 single family houses shall be renovated in line with the requirements of the support schemes
Not implemented Investment 7.2: Completion of the school infrastructure – School libraries 0,3 Of the overall objective is to establish or renovate 211, at least 200 libraries are built or renovated
Not implemented Investment 15.1: Buildings for the reorganised court system 18,0 Of the overall objective to reconstruct 86000 square metres of court buildings, at least 77500 square metres shall be reconstructed with a view to modernising and increasing their capacity as a result of the increase in judicial staff and judges in the merged judicial districts. The design documentation for reconstructions shall be prepared by Q2/2022.
Not implemented Investment 16.2: Equipping and digitalising the police force 10,1 Of the overall objective to renovate 49 965 square metres of building floor area, at least 45 000 square metres in police buildings shall be renovated to reduce their energy intensity. At least 5 buildings will be renovated by Q4/2023. Technical, material and spatial provision of criminal analysis units, criminal technology services and environmental crime units according to the material inventory of Q4/2024.
Not implemented Investment 13.2: Extension and renewal of after-care and nursing capacities Investment in the physical and technical equipment of 91 new and existing home nursing agencies. It will support the establishment of at least 11 new ones and the re-equipment of at least 80 existing home nursing agencies.
Not implemented Investment 13.3: Enhancing and restoring palliative care capacities As part of this investment in the physical and technical equipment of new and existing mobile hospices, at least 20 new mobile hospices and at least 6 existing ones will be supported. In the case of building renovations, the minimum objective is to achieve an average primary energy saving of 30%.
Progress Measure Estimated Costs (EUR m) Milestone
Not implemented Investment 11.2: New hospital network – construction, reconstruction and equipment – Ambulance stations 0,8 The aim is to build or reconstruct the locations of the ambulance stations that shall be located in the new network of the ambulance services.   — The constructed settlements shall be located in buildings meeting the energy efficiency requirements of intervention field 26bis (at least 30 % energy savings compared to current status).  —New settlements shall be housed in buildings which, in accordance with the regulation in force from 1.1.2021, must comply with energy efficiency class A0.
Not implemented Investment 13.3: Enhancing and restoring palliative care capacities This investment comprises the creation of at least 270 beds by construction of new hospices (20 beds on average) and reconstruction of existing hospices. Hospices will be used for long-term palliative care for patients whose condition or family situation does not allow for palliative treatment at home.
Progress Measure Estimated Costs (EUR m) Milestone
Not implemented Reform 6.1: .Ensuring conditions for the implementation of compulsory pre-primary education for children from the age of 5 and introducing a legal entitlement to a place in kindergarten or other pre-primary education providers from the age of 3 39,3 (only partly for  renovation) The objective is to provide at least 12 352 places in the facilities while achieving on average at least 30% of primary energy savings in the renovated premises.
Not implemented Investment 11.2: New hospital network – construction, reconstruction and equipment – Hospital beds 692,1 + 17.4 Overall objective 2,666 new hospital beds, of which at least 2400 beds shall be made available, broken down:
1. at least  870 beds in completely new hospitals at full fitness out* level in buildings meeting the energy efficiency requirements of the 25ter intervention field certified BREEAM (the objective is 968 beds)
2. at least 1 035 beds in completely new hospitals at “gross construction” level** in buildings meeting the energy efficiency requirements of intervention field 25ter certified BREEAM (the objective is 1 150 beds)
3. At least 495 beds in hospitals after major renovation to full fitness out*** in buildings meeting the energy efficiency requirements of intervention field 26bis (objective is 548 beds)*** Extensive renovation to full fitness out-reconstruction of a large part of buildings, insulation, roofs, windows, doors, lighting, replacement of technological equipment (heating, wiring, electricity, lifts). The reconstruction shall reorganise the hospital’s internal processes and rehabilitate technical equipment. The reconstruction of building shall be subjected to the primary energy savings of more than 30 % to be monitored by energy saving certificates.   In order to facilitate the preparation and implementation of these projects, the special Agency shall be established.
Not implemented Investment 12.3: Building psycho-social centres
A total of 38 centres shall be established.
Investment 12.4: Completing the psychiatric stationary network
A total of 15 stationary facilities shall be constructed.
Investment 12.5: Establishment of specialised centres for autism spectrum disorders
A total of 3 new diagnostic-intervention centres for people with autism spectrum disorders shall be established.
0,7 Entry into use of 56 community-based health and social care centres: 38 psycho-social centres, 15 day-time stationary facilities and 3 facilities for autistic type disorders. In the case of building renovations, the minimum objective is to achieve an average primary energy saving of 30%. The implementation of the investment shall be completed by 31 December 2025.
Not implemented Investment 12.7b: Humanisation of institutional psychiatric care – energy efficiency renovation costs 2,1 Completed reconstruction of rooms in 2-bed rooms in institutional psychiatric care with sanitary facilities and replacement of enclosure beds with isolation rooms.
Progress Measure Estimated Costs (EUR m) Milestone
Not implemented Investment 2.1: Improving energy efficiency of family houses 506,0 + 22,0 (admin costs) In total 30 000 single family houses shall be renovated in line with the requirements of the schemes
Not implemented Investment 2.2: Renovation of historical and listed public buildings 200,1 Of the overall objective is to renovate 130 000m2, at least 117 000 m2 of historic and listed public buildings, are renovated in line with the requirements of the open call, which shall define conditions to achieve on average at least 30% primary energy savings.
Not implemented Investment 2.2: Renovation of historical and listed public buildings – Administrative cost 5,4
Not implemented Investment 2.2: Renovation of historical and listed public buildings – Information campaign 1,0
Not implemented Investment 7.2: Completion of the school infrastructure – Schools 12,3 The objective is to eliminate the current two-shift operation in 49 schools. There shall be a specific call for double shifts schools to build new premises or make reconstructions of the premises which are not fit to serve pupils.
Not implemented Investment 8.1: Investment support for the strategic development of universities 63,0 The objective is 291.830m2 but at least 262.647 m2 university area shall be reconstructed including dormitories in universities, with primary energy savings of more than 30 % to be monitored by energy saving certificates.
Not implemented Investment 13.1: Enhancing community-based social care capacities 12 Of the overall objective to create 1480 places in community-based facilities (of which 1000 places) and low-capacity health-social care facilities (of which 480 places) combined, at least 1400 new places shall be created, by constructing new buildings and by renovating existing buildings.  Community-based facilities mainly refer to family housing facilities with a capacity of up to 12 places each. Health-social care facilities shall have a capacity of up to 30 places each. In the case of building renovations, the minimum objective is to achieve an average primary energy saving of 30%.
Not implemented Investment 13.2: Extension and renewal of after-care and nursing capacities At least 650 after-care beds shall be created by utilizing freed up capacities of chronic and acute care following the optimisation of the hospital network. After-care beds will serve to treat patients after hospitalisation in acute beds
Not implemented Investment 16.3: Modernisation of the fire and rescue system 1,2 Completion of construction works for at least 4 new firefighting stations and the reconstruction of at least 3 existing firefighting stations. Renovations shall achieve on average at least 30 % primary energy savings.

All information has been extracted from the Study: “E3G. (2021). Renovate2Recover: How transformational are the National Recovery Plans for Buildings Renovation?” and the European Commission’s Recovery and Resilience Scoreboard.