Waldemar Buda, Deputy Minister of Funds and Regional Policy, informed about the decision related to the recruitment in the "Local Development" Program. 29 cities from all over Poland will receive support from the programme.
Przemyśl is another city on the list of winners of the "Local Development" Programme. Funds from the program will be allocated primarily to the development of tourist and recreational potential. The city has a plan to increase accessibility to the historic part of the city and to take actions related to adaptation to climate change.
The "Local Development" program is a comprehensive support for the development of small and medium-sized cities. The submitted projects included long-term, integrated and multi-thematic urban development concepts. They are supposed to improve the living comfort of all residents - said Deputy Minister Waldemar Buda.
The "Local Development" program supports investments in the environment, economic and social development, and the efficiency of local public administration, which will improve living standards for all residents of small and medium-sized towns. Its aim is to strengthen the social and economic cohesion of the country.
Support under the Program will be available for activities that improve the quality of life of the inhabitants of small and medium-sized towns and cities through, among other things, projects aimed at improving air quality (switching to renewable energy sources or low-emission public transport), limiting unemployment, economic migration to large cities, supporting entrepreneurship and strengthening the local labour market. It is also an opportunity to implement projects that are part of the local housing policy. The Program also puts emphasis on strengthening and improving the functioning of local administration.
The projects prepared during the competition financed from the Norwegian and EEA Funds will contribute to the creation of a comprehensive plan for environmental, social, economic and institutional development of the winning cities.
Money for the development of Polish cities comes from the Norwegian Financial Mechanism and the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area (the so-called Norwegian and EEA Funds). This is a form of non-refundable foreign aid granted by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway to several countries of Central and Southern Europe and the Baltic states.
The full list of co-financed cities will be published on July 9 at www.eog.gov.pl in the tab dedicated to the “Local Development” Programme.