Warsaw tallies up 18 billion pln EU funds spent – on 17 years EU accession anniversary

So far, Warsaw has obtained almost PLN 18 billion from the European Union budget, which equals PLN 10,000 per capita, according to Warsaw City Hall on the eve of the 17th anniversary of Poland’s accession to the EU. The metro is the largest supported investment from these funds.

Thanks to the funds from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), among others, project for the renovation of the Vistula boulevards and the Multimedia Fountain Park. The Center of Entrepreneurship Smolna or Centrum Kreatywności Targowa was also launched, a project of free mobile solutions and the expansion of the alert and warning system for the population were prepared. – The total amount of co-financing of projects from the ERDF is over PLN 2.5 billion – calculated the town hall.

The third source of support, the importance of which is underlined by the town hall, is the European Social Fund (ESF). – Much emphasis has been placed on, among others for social and professional activation of the disabled inhabitants of the capital, support for care services, as well as help for families. The total amount of co-financing of projects from the ESF is over PLN 700 million – it was announced. The remaining co-financing comes from other EU sources, and the EU funds are supplemented, as indicated in the announcement, by means from EU aid funds aimed mainly at science, research and development. – Funds from the so-called Of the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area, under which Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein contribute to the implementation of cultural, educational and social projects, the capital authorities said.

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