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Zabrze – Project “Zabrze – the City as Space for Development” Launched

On 6 April, a conference was held in the Historical Room of the Zabrze Town Hall to commence “Zabrze – the City as Space for Development”, a project funded from the “Local Development” Programme.
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Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski – “City ReNEWal”

Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski is launching its “City ReNEWal” programme – an enormous project, the consultation process having involved approximately 1,000 individuals.
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Hajnówka – Academy of Nature Supported by Norway Grants

An Academy of Nature will be established in Hajnówka, intended to offer local residents and tourists knowledge regarding the Białowieża Forest. The first project meeting was organised on 22 March.
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Zabrze – the Next Norway Grants Meeting

The “City as Space for Development” Project Co-ordinating Team met in the Historical Room of the Zabrze Town Hall on 14 March 2022. The project has been awarded Norwegian Financial Mechanism funding.
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Zabrze – New Norway Grants-Funded Investments

An online meeting attended by the Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities (KS), representatives of the Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy and the Zabrze Municipality ...
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Nisko on a Dynamic Development Path

Nisko has begun implementing a timeless project, spanning a broad scale of activities to boost the municipality’s socio-economic development. The overall project value reaches PLN 16 million.
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Join us in Preparing for the World Urban Forum

“We want the voice of Poland as the host country of the World Urban Forum (WUF) to include the experience of Polish cities and towns,” said vice-minister Małgorzata Jarosińska-Jedynak during a Loca...
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Join us in Preparing for WUF11 – the Association of Polish Cities’ Invitation to Join the Local Development Forum

The Association of Polish Cities is initiating a new series of Local Development Forum seminars with a focus on preparing Polish cities and towns for attending in the World Urban Forum, organised i...
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On the Role of Information in Managing Development – account and video recording of the Local Development Forum Seminar

How do cities and towns use information sourced in the Local Development Monitor – a tool created by the Association of Polish Cities?
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OECD’s Self-Assessment Tool for Local Government Units

The “Self-Assessment Tool for Local Government Units in Poland: Strengthening Governance for More Effective Development Strategies” is a practical tool for Polish municipalities and counties.
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Tomaszów Mazowiecki – New Development Perspectives

The city secured nearly PLN 16 million from the “Local Development” Programme.
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Włocławek – a City of New Possibilities

The agreement to deliver the project “WŁOCŁAWEK – A CITY OF NEW POSSIBILITIES. This is where I live, work, invest and rest” crowned eighteen months of work put in the local Włocławek community.
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Hrubieszów – Agreement with Ministry Signed

Negotiations with the Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy have come to a finale concerning the implementation scope for the “Developing Hrubieszów Locally – Participation to Delivery”...
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Climate Change Adaptation Plan for the Jelenia Góra Agglomeration

Municipalities and counties from the Jelenia Góra Agglomeration area are joining the effort to draft a shared Climate Change Adaptation Plan for the Jelenia Góra Agglomeration.
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Rydułtowy, Zabrze, Żywiec – Successive Agreements Signed

Rydułtowy, Zabrze and Żywiec are successive cities/towns lined up to receive EUR 3.5 million each from the “Local Development” Programme.
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E-Ostrów 2050

The “E-Ostrów 2050. A City of Ecology, Energy and Economy” project is picking up speed. The local government has approached the crucial 3rd stage (project delivery) with great precision.
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Jarosław, Jasło, Krosno and Nisko – New Development Paths

Jarosław, Jasło, Krosno and Nisko will receive around PLN 15 million each for individual development plan implementation purposes.
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Starachowice Delineates Direction of Future Activities

During a conference on Friday, Starachowice kicked off the implementation of the “Direction Future – the Starachowice Local Development Plan” project. The city was awarded over PLN 16 million for i...
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Zgierz – “A Modern City After Hours”

On 9 December 2021, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy Waldemar Buda and Mayor of the City of Zgierz Przemysław Konrad Staniszewski signed the project deliv...
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“Changing Przemyśl Together” – the City Reveals Programme Details

Over the past two years, the local government of Przemyśl have been working to draft “Changing Przemyśl Together”, a programme of tremendous importance to the city. It was awarded PLN 15 million in...
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Opoczno – “A New Opening”

On 26 November, the “OPOCZNO 2.0 – A NEW OPENING” conference was held – an opening event marking Opoczno municipality’s participation in delivering a Local Development project funded by the Norwegi...
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Jelenia Góra – “Live, Reside and Work”

Minister of Development Funds and Regional Policy Grzegorz Puda signed a funding agreement for the “Live, Reside and Work in Jelenia Góra” project forming part of the “Local Development” Programme.
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Tomaszów Mazowiecki – “Arena of Positive Energy”

The city signed an agreement regarding delivery of the project “TOMASZÓW MAZOWIECKI - ARENA OF POSITIVE ENERGY: boosting social and economic cohesion, and improving the quality of Tomaszów Mazowiec...
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The European Commission’s Bespoke Urban Programmes and Initiatives – seminar account and video recording

The most recent Local Development Forum seminar was organised with a focus on European programmes, initiatives and missions allowing cities and towns to deliver their plans and development undertak...
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Żary – Open Meeting with Local Residents

A meeting with local residents was organised in Żary on 22 November in order to present outcomes of works completed, and plans for the upcoming years of the project “Żary, Here Is Where I want to L...
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First Agreements Entered into with Towns and Cities

Żary, Jarocin and Konin were the first of all towns and cities to sign agreements for European Economic Area and Norway Financial Mechanism funding under the “Local Government” programme, related a...
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In the shadow of Szarlota ‒ how to bring out the potential of Rydułtowy town

On 16 November, a conference was held to launch the project “In the shadow of Szarlota [1] ‒ how to bring out the potential of Rydułtowy town”, which received a Norwegian grant from the “Local Dev...