Interreg Poland – Germany/Saxony

  • Programme Thematic Objectives

    • A greener, low-carbon Europe

        RSO 2.4 Promoting climate change adaptation and disaster risk prevention and resilience, taking into account eco-system based approaches

        • The projects prioritize sustainable development goals and address climate change, land protection, water and energy access, and resilient infrastructure. They align with the EU Baltic Sea Strategy and aim to improve the region's resilience to climate-related risks. The measures have minimal environmental impact, and their goal is to enhance emergency response and ensure the safety of the funded area's population.

    • A more social Europe implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights

        RSO 4.2 Improving equal access education, training and lifelong

        • Justification:

          This objective aims to strengthen collaboration between educational and scientific institutions in the program area. The planned measures include adapting education and training programs to meet local job market needs, enhancing digital skills, and promoting environmental conservation. By working together and sharing knowledge, the projects aim to address challenges such as population decline and youth outmigration. Examples of measures include collaboration between educational institutions, cross-border skills development, and the use of digital technologies in education and the job market. These efforts align with sustainable development goals and regional strategies. The measures have been assessed as environmentally compatible. Overall, the objective aims to foster collaboration, meet regional needs, and promote sustainable development in the border region.

        RSO 4.6 Enhancing the role of culture and sustainable tourism

        • Tourism in the funded area has been impacted by COVID-19. The planned measures aim to rebuild the industry, promote cultural and natural heritage, and support sustainability goals. Examples include preserving heritage, marketing the region as an attractive and eco-friendly destination, developing tourism infrastructure, and fostering collaboration among stakeholders. The program prioritizes economic growth, job creation, and environmental protection. Cross-border projects will be funded, ensuring long-term sustainability.

    • A better cooperation governance

        RSO 6.6 Other actions to support better cooperation governance

        • Cross-border cooperation is vital for effective implementation of the program's priorities. This objective aims to foster collaboration among institutions, organizations, and residents in the funded area. Measures include improved coordination in healthcare, facilitating business cooperation, enhancing public transportation, promoting environmental sustainability, developing joint spatial planning strategies, fostering cross-cultural understanding, overcoming language barriers, and strengthening public security collaboration.

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The INTERREG Poland-Saxony 2021-2027 cooperation program in a nutshell:

Funding Area:

– Polish side: Dolnośląskie Voivodeship (districts: bolesławiecki, jaworski, karkonoski, kamiennogórski, lubański, lwówecki, zgorzelecki, złotoryjski) and the city of Jelenia Góra; Lubuskie Voivodeship (Żarski District)
– Saxon side: Bautzen and Görlitz districts
Budget: €60.27 million from the European Regional Development Fund

Priorities and Specific Objectives:

1. A Sustainable Border Region – Climate Change Prevention and Adaptation
– Specific Objective 2.4: Promoting climate change adaptation, disaster prevention, and resilience with a focus on ecosystem-based approaches

2. A Livable Border Area – Education, Culture, and Tourism
– Specific Objective 4.2: Enhancing equal access to inclusive and quality education and lifelong learning through the development of accessible infrastructure, including remote and online teaching
– Specific Objective 4.6: Strengthening the role of culture and sustainable tourism in economic development, social inclusion, and social innovation

3. A Dialogue-Oriented Border Area – Cooperation of Residents and Institutions
– Specific Objective 6.6: Supporting better governance in relation to cooperation through additional measures

Target Groups (Recipients of Measures):

– Residents of the assisted area
– Local authorities
– Public, state, and municipal institutions
– Institutions operating in the assisted area
– Visitors to the assisted area
– Environmental, agricultural, forestry, water management, fire, and disaster prevention and rescue services
– Tourism industry
– Students, apprentices, teachers
– Day care centers and educational institutions, including schools, technical schools, general education schools, vocational schools, universities

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