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Programme description

Main objectives

The main objectives of the Operational Programme (OP)  are to protect and ensure an improved living environment for the citizens of the Czech Republic, to promote the efficient use of resources, to eliminate negative impacts of human activities on the environment and to mitigate the impact of climate change.

Funding priorities

The Programme will focus on five main priorities:

  • Improvement of water quality and reduction of flood risks
  • Improvement of air quality in human settlements
  • Improvement of waste and material flows and reduction of environmental burdens and risks
  • Conservation and care of nature and landscape
  • Energy savings in the public sector

Expected impacts

  • 60,000 additional people served by improved wastewater treatment
  • 150,000 additional people served by improved water supply
  • 80,000 residents to benefit from flood protection measures
  • Annual increase in waste recycling capacity of 700,000 tonnes
  • 1,600 measures to support species and habitats 
  • Annual reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of 620,000 tonnes CO2
  • Decrease of final energy consumption of public buildings of 2,000,000 gigajoule(GJ)


  • Czechia


  • Cohesion Fund (CF): 2,276,788,653.00 €
  • Regional Development Fund (ERDF): 512,824,885.00 €

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Financial information

Total OP budget: 3,281,898,283.00 €

Total EU contribution: 2,789,613,538.00 €

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CCI number: 2014CZ16M1OP002