Interreg V-A - Lithuania-Poland

Territorial co-operation

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Programme description

Main objectives

The cooperation programme seeks to contribute to regional growth and quality of life through closer cross-border cooperation between people and institutions from Lithuania and Poland. The overall objective is to foster smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in the Lithuanian-Polish border area in the period 2014-2020. This aligns the programme with both the Europe 2020-strategy and the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR).

Funding priorities

The programme focuses on the following four priorities:

  1. Preserving and protecting the environment and promoting resource efficiency;
  2. Promoting sustainable and quality employment and supporting labour mobility;
  3. Promoting social inclusion, combating poverty and elimination of all forms of discrimination;
  4. Enhancing institutional capacity of public servants and other stakeholders and an overall improvement of the efficiency of public administration.

Expected impacts

  • Annual influx of 1,7 million tourists in the area covered with the programme;
  • 11,6 % share of newly established business entities of the total number of registered business entities (up from 11,3 %);
  • 1,5 % decrease in registered unemployment rate;
  • 2000 participants engaged in projects promoting gender equality, equal opportunities and social inclusion across borders;
  • 500 participants in joint trainings and staff exchanges.

Regions

  • Lithuania
  • Poland
    • Podlaskie
    • Warmińsko-Mazurskie

Funds

  • Regional Development Fund (ERDF): 53,153,883.00 €

Thematic priorities

  • TA - Technical Assistance
  • TO11 - Better public administration
  • TO6 - Environment and resource efficiency
  • TO8 - Employment and labour market
  • TO9 - Social inclusion

Financial information

Total OP budget: 62,533,982.00 €

Total EU contribution: 53,153,883.00 €

CCI number: 2014TC16RFCB031