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Factsheet for measure SK-2022-37/3096 – measures in Slovakia

Restore the house - support to improve household energy efficiency

Obnov dom

Country Slovakia , applies nationwide
Time period Open ended, started on 06 September 2022
Context Green Transition, European Semester
Type Other initiatives or policies
Category Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery into a green future
– Support for energy bills
Author Rastislav Bednarik, Daniela Keselova and Miroslava Kordosova (IVPR) and Eurofound
Measure added 20 February 2023 (updated 26 April 2023)

Background information

Restore the house is a measure to save family houses' energy and reduce CO2 emissions in Slovakia. It is one of the Recovery Plan of the Slovak Republic programs in the Green Economy section. The environment also suffers from the use of inefficient heat sources. Houses built before 2013 mostly do not meet current energy efficiency standards and burden the environment.

A reduction in the energy demand of homes will positively affect household management in the form of lower energy bills, asset appreciation and a reduction in CO2 emissions will contribute to improving the quality of the environment and the health of Slovakia's residents. In connection with the Recovery Plan of the Slovak Republic, it ensures the repair of about 30,000 family houses in Slovakia. The restoration of family homes is carried out by the Slovak Environment Agency, which belongs to the Ministry of the Environment of the Slovak Republic.

Content of measure

Slovak citizens who own the house during the entire process of approving the subsidy application can participate in the house renovation program. The applicant must have his own financial resources to implement the project. If he does not have his own resources to implement the project, he can use a preferential loan from the bank for this purpose.

Households who want to improve the quality of their living in a family home and thus save on energy costs can receive the contribution. By renovating the house, primary energy must be saved by at least 30% compared to the state before the renovation.

Meeting the requirements (achieving primary energy savings) will be achieved by comparing the value of the primary energy need (global indicator) before restoration from the project energy assessment, or energy certificate. The indicative amount of funds intended for the call is €25 million. It is financed from EU funds and the Recovery Plan of the Slovak Republic.

In regional offices in 10 cities in Slovakia, qualified employees of the Slovak Environmental Agency will provide professional advice to applicants.

The renovation project of the family house, construction, and technical procedures will support the circular economy and will take into account the entire material cycle of building products, and will support the use of environmentally less harmful materials in building structures, components, or other materials.

The maximum amount of the subsidy is €19,000 when saving 60% of primary energy.

The renovation plan for family houses is available until March 2026.

Use of measure

The Recovery Plan will provide subsidies for 30,000 houses throughout Slovakia. As of February 17, a total of 2,759 applications were submitted.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Does not apply to businesses Other groups of citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
European Funds
National funds
National Recovery and Resilience Facility

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role Informed Informed
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: Unknown


The social partners did not participate in the creation of this measure, they were only informed by the Slovak government.

Views and reactions

The social partners agreed to this measure. Households' financial resources will be saved and thus the quality of housing and the standard of living of Slovakian citizens will be improved.



Eurofound (2023), Restore the house - support to improve household energy efficiency, measure SK-2022-37/3096 (measures in Slovakia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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