New Cohesion Policy - Poland
On 7 March 2019 the European Commission has launched a dialogue with Poland on the future of programming of the Cohesion Policy for the 2021-2027 period.
At the launch event in Warsaw, Marc Lemaitre, Director General for Regional and Urban Policy from the European Commission has presented the main objectives of the Cohesion Policy for the future. The Commission identified the investment needs for Poland relevant to the EU funds and listed them in the annex D to the Country Report of Poland that was published by the Commission on 27 February. The latter is available at https://ec.europa.eu/info/publications/2019-european-semester-country-reports_en.
State of play of preparation of the Polish programming documents for 2021-2027 (updated in March 2020)
The Ministry of Funds and Regional Policy is currently preparing the draft Partnership Agreement 2021-2027, which will include, among other, a concrete proposal from Poland as regards the overall programming architecture. This concerns, on the one hand, the number of programmes and, on the other hand, thematic division of interventions between national and regional programmes.
Just Transition Fund
On 26 February 2020, a new Country Report was published, which includes an analysis of the EU Green Deal transition challenges in the country, and presents the Commission's preliminary view on how and where the Just Transition Fund could provide support. In the annex D to the 2020 Country Report the Commission proposes a guidance on how Just Transition Fund should be invested in 2021-2027 in Poland. The report is available at https://ec.europa.eu/info/publications/2020-european-semester-country-reports_en.