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National Strategy for Regional Development

Landowska Alina | 01.08.2010

The government has adopted the National Strategy for Regional Development

Alina Landowska | 01.08.2010

13 July 2010 The Council of Ministers adopted the "National Strategy for Regional Development 2010-2020: Regions, Cities, Rural Areas." The document outlines three strategic objectives:

Competitiveness - promotion of the strong points of all capitals of provinces and sub-regional centres;

Coherence- support of the areas that require additional help, that is: Voivoships of Eastern Poland, revitalized cities, border areas, places with the lowest transport accesibility, as well as rural areas;

 Efficiency - administrative capacity to create favourable conditions for effective realization of partnership-based development activities, focused on the region.

According to representatives of the Association of Polish Regions, one of the major successes of the National Strategy for Regional Development  is an integrated approach that takes into account issues of rural development and human capital.

The National Strategy for Regional Development sets out the objectives of regional policy in relation to individual territories in the country, including urban and rural areas. It also defines their relationships to other public policies with a clear territorial focus.

The document will constitute the basis for the division of the next pool of European Funds for the 2014-2020 period. The main objectives of the National Strategy for Regional Development 2010-2020: Regions, Cities, Rural Areas."

· strengthening of the multi-level governance so as to enhance the role of Regional Governments;

· Matching responsibility for execution of public duties to the the most effective and appropriate level of management;

· streamlining the system of financing public policies by ”territorialization" and the system of financing local government units

· introduction of a new instrument- a regional contract.

· transition from a traditional redistribution concept to an approach where the role of territorial potential is emphasised.

· A departure from the division of politics into the inter- and intra-regional, in favour of common common politics which sets out objectives (in relation to the territory) for all public bodies.

· A departure from a model of short-term grants that are distributed top-down "to the most disadvantaged areas"  in favour of a model of long-term, decentralized development policies for all regions.

· multisectoral (horizontal) approach to activities for territorial development,

· A departure from dispersed intervention to more selective (focused) investments.

· increasing the role of the regional level in the developmental processes of the multi-level management system.

It is assumed that at the end of 2013 the total amount of funds disbursed by the EU budget, state budget and other public entities for the implementation of the Strategy  will come to at least 3 percent of the 2008 GDP.



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    Unia Europejska, polityka spójności, polityka przestrzenna, spójność terytorialna, rozwój regionalny

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