The role of Polish regions will increase in the future programming period

The latest Panorama Magazine issued by the Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO) features an interview with Elzbieta Bienkowska, Poland’s Minister of Regional Development. Here are some of Poland’s plans for setting-up the management of Structural and Cohesion funds for the period 2014-2020.

Poland spends half of its Structural and Cohesion Funds

Four financing priorities for Poland 2014-2020

The European Commission presented each Member States with a Position Paper on the development of EU-financed programmes for 2014-2020. In the case of Poland a number of four priorities have been identified: 1) Modern network for growth and jobs; 2) Innovation-friendly business environment; 3) Increasing labour - market participation; and 4) Environment-friendly and resource efficient economy.

Statistics on Structural and Cohesion Funds in Poland (13 May 2012)

Applications: 222.600 financing application  amounting to PLN 473.6 billion (EUR 113,3 billion).

Contracts: 70.115 co-financing contracts signed with beneficiaries for a total of of PLN 298.3 billion (EUR 71.389.807.482 ), of which PLN 204.9 billion (EUR 49,03 billion) EU co-financing. The latter represents 74,5% of the total allocation for 2007-2013.

REPORT: Economic, Social, and Territorial Situation of Poland

This note provides an overview of Poland's economic, political and administrative framework for EU Cohesion policy, as well as of its National Strategic Reference Framework for the period 2007-2013. The paper also gives an insight into the Polish position on the future of Cohesion policy and the priorities of the EU Presidency from 1 July - 31 December 2011.


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