High standards of health, security, environmental protection and education make the Republic of San Marino a heaven in terms of quality of life, also due to the low crime rate.
San Marino is increasingly proposing itself as a “model state” in terms of sustainable development, inspired by the utmost respect for the territory and its resources.
In the environmental field, many effective regulatory instruments and policies to protect the environment allow a prudent and rational use of natural resources. Though its limited territorial dimension, San Marino boasts a great variety of natural environments and micro-habitats together with a rich heritage of biological, geological and landscape diversity. This represents a valuable ecological and environmental resource.
E-way, for example is a project of sustainable mobilty promoting the use of vehicles with low environmental impact. Access the website https://eway.sm/ for services and incentives.
Though its limited territorial dimension, San Marino boasts a great variety of natural environments and micro-habitats together with a rich heritage of biological, geological and landscape diversity. This represents a valuable ecological and environmental resource. Access the website of the Ministry of Territory and Enviroment for more information http://www.territorio.sm/on-line/home.html
Delegated Decree 51/2017 regulates the granting of incentives related to energy efficiency measures in existing and new buildings.
The main types of incentives are summarised below:
INTEREST RATE SUBSIDY IN FAVOUR OF ECONOMIC OPERATORS
Article 31 of Delegated Decree 51/2017 provides for interest rate subsidies to meet the needs of economic operators who intend to increase the energy efficiency of their infrastructures. This contribution is granted in case of intervention(s) leading to the reduction of energy consumption through the installation of photovoltaic, wind, solar thermal, geothermal, cogenerator systems, including the replacement of old lighting devices with new ones with LED technology or that produce equivalent innovative energy savings, such as light modulators or programmable lighting systems. Incentives are also granted in case of water consumption reduction measures and purchase and installation of equipment and devices designed to reduce waste and pollutant emissions. These incentives can be accessed by economic operators meeting the requirements of art. 4 of Delegated Decree 93/2013 and agricultural companies and cooperatives. The reference office is the Office of Industry.
NON-REPAYABLE ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTIONS
Art. 7, paragraph 2 of Delegated Decree 51/2017 envisages non-repayable economic contributions from a minimum of €. 4,000.00 to a maximum of €. 30,000.00 for energy requalification of existing building units. To this end, energy efficiency interventions must meet the requirements established for each of the three different incentive brackets.
These incentives may be accessed by individuals or legal entities owning the property units subject to the intervention or holders of finance lease contracts or members of housing cooperatives. The reference office is the Energy Desk.
NON-REPAYABLE ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTIONS FOR RES INSTALLATIONS
Art. 10, paragraph 2 of Delegated Decree 51/2017 introduces non-repayable economic contributions up to a maximum of €. 3,000.00 in case of RES installations that ensure 100% of the electricity consumption of the existing property unit. These incentives can be accessed by inatural and legal persons, if they own or hold surface rights on the real estate (for at least 15 years) where the RES system is to be installed, members of housing cooperatives and tenants of real estate leasing contracts if they are respectively assignees or tenants of a real estate where the RES system is to be installed. The reference office is the Energy Desk.
INCENTIVES BY MEANS OF TAX DEDUCTIONS
Art. 18, paragraph 2 of Delegated Decree 51/2017 provides for incentives by means of tax deduction in case of building and plant-related interventions of energy requalification on existing building units. Such deductions apply to 50% of the expenses incurred up to a maximum total expenditure €. 10,000.00 = to be divided into 10 years, with a maximum of €. 500.00 = per tax period.
These incentives can be accessed by natural and legal persons owning real estate units or holders of financial lease contracts or members of housing cooperatives. The reference office is the Energy Desk.
Article 19 bis of Delegated Decree 51/2017 provides that the expenses related to the interventions referred to in paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 can be treated as deductible liabilities. Such incentives are destined to residents who have built a new building whose energy efficiency level is higher than that prescribed by Law 48/2014. The reference office is the Energy Desk.
The national health system
The national health system guarantees free, high-quality general and specialist medical and surgical care for all residents. The synergy between the strategic geographical position and the excellent quality of the diagnosis, treatment and surgery sectors means that patients can find the most suitable solutions for their own well-being. The Health Authority, which is responsible for the authorisation and control of health facilities (care homes, outpatient clinics, biobanks, cell factories, etc.) in compliance with EU regulations on the subject, ensures rapid verification and authorisation.
The country is well-suited to welcome investors in the health sector, with a view to investing in quality of life. Access the website of the Social Security Institute for more information http://www.iss.sm/on-line/home.html
San Marino boasts numerous monuments and museums, both institutional and private, which are of considerable cultural importance and feature the history, archaeology and art of the Republic. Equally rich is the cultural offer, with a busy agenda of events in a unique setting: music festivals, historical reenactments, exhibitions, sporting events, international competitions and institutional ceremonies that evoke the century-old history of the Republic.
Access the websites of the Tourism Board and the Ministry of Culture for more information http://www.visitsanmarino.com/on-line/en/home.html http://www.cultura.sm/index.html
As far as education is concerned, all school orders are present in the country. The diplomas awarded (linguistic, classical, scientific, and economic high school and first two years of Industrial Technical Institute) are fully equivalent to European qualifications, thus ensuring access to university education in any country. School inclusion, education to sustainable development, awareness in the use of digital technologies are interdisciplinary themes testifying to the quality of school. Access the website of the Ministry of Education for more information http://www.educazione.sm/on-line/home.html
The University of the Republic of San Marino, a small university of excellence, plays an important role in supporting commercial activities, innovation projects and training programs in San Marino. It has collaborated with important intellectuals and scholars, such as Umberto Eco, Giulio Carlo Argan, Maurice Aymard, Wolfgang Mommsen and Luciano Canfora.
The educational offer is wide, from bachelor and master degrees to postgraduate degrees, from higher education to PhD in Historical Studies. Access the website of the University of San Marino for more information http://www.unirsm.sm/it//university_2572.htm
San Marino offers numerous possibilities of obtaining residency, as shown in this section.
For all types, ten years after registration in the register of residents, residency becomes permanent.