- Thematic objective Promotion of local culture and preservation of historical heritage Investment priority Promotion of local culture and history
- Thematic objective Promotion of local culture and preservation of historical heritage Investment priority Promotion and preservation of natural heritage
- Thematic objective Improvement of accessibility to the regions, development of sustainable and climate-proof transport and communication networks and systems Investment priority Improvement and development of transport services and infrastructure
- Thematic objective Improvement of accessibility to the regions, development of sustainable and climate-proof transport and communication networks and systems Investment priority Development of ICT infrastructure
- Thematic objective Common challenges in the field of safety and security Investment priority Support to the development of health protection and social services
- Thematic objective Common challenges in the field of safety and security Investment priority Addressing common security challenges
- Thematic objective Promotion of border management and border security, mobility and migration management Investment priority Support to border efficiency and security
- Thematic objective Promotion of border management and border security, mobility and migration management Investment priority Improvement of border management operations, customs and visas procedures
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Programme Thematic Objectives
The Cross-border Cooperation (CBC) Programme Poland-Belarus-Ukraine for 15 years supports the cross-border development processes in the borderland of Poland, Belarus and Ukraine by co-funding diverse projects. All projects funded within the Programme are non-profit ones and contribute to the improvement of quality of life of inhabitants of eastern Poland and western Ukraine and Belarus. Each undertaking financed within the Programme shall demonstrate a strong cross-border effect, not only through an established partnership between institutions from these three countries but mainly thanks to the results of the activities and its positive impact on the border territory.
1st Programme edition was implemented in years 2004-2006. At that time, Programme structure and financing of projects were much more complicated than it is now (in Poland costs were covered by the European Regional Development Fund, while the Belarusian and Ukrainian sides used funds from the TACIS), nevertheless, with the total EU financing of 45,8 M EUR, 167 projects developing the borderland were financed.
Within 2007-2013 edition Programme was implemented under the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI). The financing of the programme from the EU budget significantly increased up to over 170 M EUR and using that funds 117 projects were implemented. These were large infrastructure, regular and umbrella projects. They resulted in multiple improvements in such sectors and areas as social infrastructure, healthcare, education, tourism, protection of cultural heritage, security and last but not least border-crossings’ infrastructure and services.
In the programming period 2014-2020, the programme operates under the framework of the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI). The ENI supports sustainable development along the EU’s external borders, helps reducing differences in living standards and to address common challenges across these borders.
In terms of the budget, the Programme Poland-Belarus-Ukraine is the biggest ENI CBC programme at the EU land borders over 170 M EUR will be granted from the Programme to projects focusing especially on protection and promotion of cultural and natural heritage of border areas, infrastructural accessibility of the regions, improvement of border-crossings’ infrastructure, procedures and services as well as development of healthcare and public security services.
The Programme Strategy was adopted following the socio-economic analysis carried out at the request of the Managing Authority, in which the common national and regional priorities of the participating countries and their regions were identified. It is also based on the experience from the previous programming periods. The Programme Strategy takes also into account the opinions of the various stakeholders on the common needs and challenges the Programme area is facing. It finally reflects the decisions taken by the representatives of the Poland, Belarus and Ukraine in order to focus on the thematic areas in which the participating countries can address common problems and deal with the joint assets.
Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy of the Republic of Poland
- +48 22 273 81 50
- 2/4 Wspólna St., 00-926 Warsaw, Poland
Joint Technical Secretariat Cross-border Cooperation Programme Poland - Belarus - Ukraine, Center of European Projects
- +48 22 378 31 79
- 39a Domaniewska St.,
Marshal’s Office of the Podkarpackie Voivodeship
- +48 17 85 34 188
- 6 Poniatowskiego St., 35-026 Rzeszów, Poland
Brest Transboundary Infocentre
- +375 162 21 60 95
- 46, Sovetskaya St., 224005 Brest, Belarus
Information and Cross-border Cooperation Support Centre “DOBROSUSIDSTVO"
- +38 0322 61 02 59
- 5 Tyktora St., 79007 Lviv, Ukraine
Center of European Projects
- 39a Domaniewska St.,
- +48 22 378 31 90
EU International Technical Assistance Centre in Belarus
- 1 Kalvariyskaya St., 7th floor, office 707
220004 Minsk, Belarus
- +375 17 200 64 65