Opoczno – Co-operation Agreement with the Norwegian Partner Signed
Deputy mayor of the Norwegian municipality of Sunnfjord Anne Lilleaasen signed a Partnership Agreement with mayor of Opoczno Dariusz Kosno on 4 October, the two municipalities thus becoming “Local Development” Programme partners.

The municipality-level Agreement forms part of the “Local Development” Programme, a source of nearly PLN 16 million in Norway Grant money for the Opoczno municipality.

During a meeting held at the Youth Centre of Culture in Opoczno, the Norwegian deputy mayor praised the locality, emphasising how greatly she was impressed by the town, its wonderful people, and its colossal cultural heritage.

“Opoczno has much to offer. We will be combining our businesses with a view to keep young working people in town,” Anne Lilleaasen said, listing Partnership Agreement benefits.

Mayor Dariusz Kosno added that the region of Opoczno will become recognisable and ecological owing to collaboration and funding. Opoczno is one of the 29 cities and towns in Poland to have received Norway Grant funding. Multiple other investments have been planned as part of the “Opoczno 2.0 – a New Opening” project the municipality is already delivering: i.a. reclaiming the local market square, developing Wąglanka and Drzewiczka riverbank sites, and launching cultural and youth-targeting projects.

Kamil Wieder (Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy), Mirosław Mękarski (Association of Polish Cities, Opoczno’s project curator) and deputy to the Sejm Dariusz Klimczak attended the meeting at Opoczno’s Youth Centre of Culture.