ENI CBC Programme Poland - Belarus - Ukraine 2014-2020
The cross-border cooperation between Poland, Belarus and Ukraine will be continued in the period 2014-2020 under the new European Neighbourhood Instrument within the CBC Programme Poland - Belarus - Ukraine 2014-2020.
People living in four Polish voivodships, four Belarusian and six Ukrainian oblasts will have the opportunity to benefit from this cooperation. Indicatively, the European Commission (EC) suggested to allocate almost 176 MEUR for the new Programme. Continuously, the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure and Development will play the role of the Managing Authority of the Programme.
Starting from March 2013, the three countries' representatives have been working within the Joint Programming Committee (JPC) in order to set up the precise framework of the new Programme. Until now, six meetings of the JPC were organized.
The JPC members selected the following four thematic objectives that Programme will adhere to:
- Promotion of local culture and preservation of historical heritage,
- Improvement of accessibility to the regions, development of sustainable and climate-proof transport and communication networks and systems,
- Common challenges in the field of safety and security, and
- Promotion of border management and border security, mobility and migration management.
It has been also confirmed by the JPC that the area of the new Programme will remain the same as in years 2007-2013, with some minor modifications in definition of the main and adjacent areas (see map at the bottom).
The new requirement of the EC is to limit the projects' expenditures for acquisition of infrastructure to maximum 2,5 MEUR per project. However, each programme can allocate up to 30% to the special projects which have bigger infrastructure components - such actions are called Large Infrastructure Projects (LIPs). The JPC has decided that within the new Programme, the LIPs will be financed only via direct award procedure. A list of such project ideas was already agreed between the national and regional authorities of three countries.
The Programme shall be submitted for the EC approval in the end of 2015 at the latest. Within six months of the Programme submission date, the EC shall approve it provided that all EC observations will be duly taken into account. The EC may extend these deadlines depending on the nature of the required revisions.
The following links will lead you to the most important documents on the European Neighbourhood Instrument framework:
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