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Operational Programme 'Central Moravia'

Programme under the Convergence objective, co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

The European Commission approved on 3 December 2007 a regional operational programme in the Czech Republic for the period 2007-2013, entitled the Regional Operational Programme "Central Moravia". This programme involves Community support for this region within the framework of "Convergence" objective. The total budget of the programme is around EUR 773 million and the Community investment through the ERDF amounts to EUR 657 million.

1.The purpose and aim of the EU investment

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The overall objective consists in supporting the economic, social, territorially balanced and sustainable development of the Central Moravia region, according to its specific needs and resources, focusing on transport infrastructure, urban growth poles, improving the business environment and social and health care infrastructure. The Central Moravia region could become more attractive places where to live, invest and work.

This objective will be achieved in close coordination with the actions implemented by other operational programmes at the national level.

2. The expected impact of the investment

The programme is expected to reduce the unemployment rate by two percentage points; 14 km of new roads will be constructed and 118 km will be renovated. The number of inhabitants served by public transport should rise by 240 000.

3. Priorities

The principal objectives of the Regional Operational Programme Central Moravia programme are to increase overall economic maturity of the region, to improve competitiveness of the region and living standard of its inhabitants. The Regional Operational Programme Central Moravia is structured according to the following priorities:

Priority 1: Transport

The main objective of this priority is to ensure efficient, flexible and safe transport infrastructure in the Central Moravia Cohesion Region and reliable, and integrated public transport services of high quality. Transport infrastructure inside the region shall be linked to national and TEN transport network by means of modernization of regional network of 2nd and 3rd class roads. Public transport services shall be improved by modernization and integration of particular types of transport.

Priority 2: Integrated development and regeneration of the region

The specific objective of the priority is to improve the quality of life in the Central Moravia Cohesion Region, improvement of the attractiveness of regional centres, towns and villages, provision of quality and accessible social services and favourable supporting conditions for enterprise.

Priority 3: Tourism

The objective of this priority is to improve the attractiveness of the Central Moravia Cohesion Region for the purposes of tourism by improving its infrastructure, services, awareness of it, and promotion.

Priority 4: Technical assistance

There is also provision for technical assistance in order to implement the programme. Financial support is available covering administration, monitoring and control.

4. Managing Authority

Regional Council of the Central Moravia region
Jeremenkova 1211/40b
CZ-779 00 Olomouc
Director
Ivan, Matulík
Tel.: + 420 587 333 303
E-mail.: ivan.matulik@rr-strednimorava.cz
Web: Regional Council of the Central Moravia region

Financial and Technical information

Title : Operational Programme 'Central Moravia'

Intervention Type : Operational Programme

CCI no : 2007CZ161PO002

Number of decision : C/2007/6111

Final approval date : 2007-12-03

Breakdown of finances by priority axis
Priority Axis EU Investment National Public Contribution Total Public Contribution
Transport 255 067 092 45 011 840 300 078 932
Integrated development and regeneration of the region 259 011 429 45 707 901 304 719 330
Tourism 121 617 041 21 461 830 143 078 871
Technical assistance 21 693 851 3 828 327 25 522 178
Total 657 389 413 116 009 898 773 399 311
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