The Podkarpackie Voivodeship Board has adopted the third version of the project of the European Funds for Podkarpacie 2021-2027 Regional Program. In this form, the document will be sent to the European Commission and the voivodeship will begin official negotiations.
All regional programs must be submitted to the European Commission by mid-March. We have met this deadline, we have gone through all phases of setting up such a program, including very important and extensive social consultation. A very important period of work on the program is behind us. I would like to remind you that this is the amount of EUR 2 billion 181 million to be developed for the Podkarpackie Voivodeship. The pending negotiations with the European Commission are a difficult phase, but we have been working on this draft program for several months. We are prepared, we have the updated strategy of the Podkarpackie Voivodeship, we have projects that will fill this whole area and all the financial instruments that are in the program. We are well prepared – says Marshal Władysław Ortyl.
Work on the new regional program began in 2019, when the Voivodeship Board appointed a special team to coordinate work on the new programme. On December 30, 2021, the Voivodeship Council approved the first draft of the Regional Program (1.0), which has been the subject of extensive public consultations. After the consultation, which lasted until 4 February, the version 2.0 of the draft regional program was developed and an opinion received from the Ministry of Funds and Regional Policy. After positive approval by the Ministry and supplementing version 2.0 with, among other things, a detailed allocation of funds in individual priorities, version 3.0 was created, which was adopted today, that is, on March 15, by the Podkarpackie Voivodeship Board.
The Governing Council of Podkarpackie Voivodeship, acting as the managing authority, is responsible for preparing the regional programme. This is not only the development of the program framework, the allocation of resources for individual tasks, but also, for example, the conduct of public consultations that took place in Podkarpacie early this year. And now we are waiting for agreements with the European Commission – says Wojciech Magnowski, director of the Regional Operational Program Management Department of the Marshal’s Office.
Thanks to FEP, no less than EUR 2 181 million will be allocated to Podkarpacie. The new regional programme, like the previous one, will be financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the European Social Fund. The first fund is the so-called “hard” projects – infrastructure, the second is the area of so-called “Soft” – social.
Under the ERDF, most of the money – a staggering EUR 513.4 million will go to Priority II – Energy and Environment. This is a priority that should contribute to the protection of the environment and will enable the implementation of, among others, tasks in the fields of sustainable water and wastewater management, renewable energy, circular economy, thermal modernization of buildings, nature protection and biodiversity.
The individual areas of FEP support are divided into the infrastructural and social part as follows:
Priority: Name of the priority: Type of financing:
Priority 1. Competitive and digital economy ERDF EUR 247.6 million
Priority 2. Energy and environment ERDF €513.54 million
Priority 3. Urban mobility ERDF EUR 70.3 million
Priority 4. Mobility and Connectivity ERDF €234.9 million
Priority 5. Infrastructure Closer to the people ERDF €190 million
Priority 6. Territorial sustainable development ERDF €312.8 million
Priority 7. Human capital ready for change ESF + EUR 494.7 million
Priority 8. Local development Community-led ESF + EUR 30 million
Priority 9. ERDF technical assistance €65.5 million
Priority 10. ESF technical assistance + EUR 22.1 million
The author of the text: Monika Konopka
The author of the film: Mateusz Romankiewicz
The Marshal’s Office Press Service