What is the Regional Operational Programme of the Silesia Voivodeship (ROP SV)?

There are 16 regional programmes, financed by the European Commission (EC), that have been prepared for the years 2007-2013.

The available funds are used to reduce the disparities in the development of regions within the European Union. At the level of regional programmes, European Funds (EF) support most of all development of infrastructure, local development initiatives and micro, small and medium-sized entrepreneurship.

As far as the amount of funds allocated is concerned, the Regional Operational Programme of the Silesia Voivodeship for the years 2007-2013 (ROP SV) is the second-largest regional programme in Poland (EUR 1 747 million). The Board of the Silesia Voivodeship as a Managing Authority (MA) is responsible for the implementation of the programme, and the tasks are performed by:

• Regional Development Department of the Marshall Office (priorities dedicated to units of administrative division of Poland)

• Silesian Centre of Entrepreneurship (priorities dedicated to entrepreneurs)

ROP SV is a result of direct negotiations between the Board of Śląskie Voivodeship and the European Commission. Its final version owns much to suggestions made during consultations in which many social groups were involved. In other words, ROP SV aims to fulfil needs of particular interest to the Silesia gathered in the following 10 priorities (thematic areas):

  1. Technological research and development, innovation and entrepreneurship,
  2. Information society,
  3. Tourism,
  4. Culture,
  5. Environment,
  6. Sustainable urban development,
  7. Transport,
  8. Education,
  9. Health and recreation,
  10. Technical assistance.

The largest part of financial aid is intended for infrastructure investments.

Regional Operational Programme of the Silesia Voivodeship – a real answer to real needs!

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For a few years, there are changes systematically and consequently taking place around us, mostly due to the involvement of European funds. We are witnessing minor and major changes that are raising the standard and quality of life, both in the immediate vicinity and in the whole region. Without a doubt, our voivodeship is becoming a more and more beautiful and enjoyable place to live and work in. It is also more and more often chosen as a weekend trip destination.

The ongoing changes are the fruits of the energy, courage and hard work of local administration, entrepreneurs and ordinary citizens – people who know best the needs of the region. This allows a fast, energetic and effective implementation of projects which are important and necessary for local population here and now and for the future generations.

The effective use of European Funds depends on us – on our enthusiasm, creativeness and effort.

 

 

The distribution of funds within the Programme

(figures in EUR, as at 24 January 2012, updated periodically)

ROP SV allocation – EUR 1 747 104 507 euro

  • Projects implemented within competitive procedure - 1 049 358 220 euro
  • Key projects - 484 642 692 euro
  • The Subregions Development Programme (SDP) projects - 213 103 595 euro

 

The distribution of funds for Priorities

Key projects (KP)

Apart from many projects prepared by, i.a., municipalities, universities, churches and entrepreneurs, chosen in the competitive procedure, there are projects known as key projects which are of great importance for the implementation of the Programme. These are projects of particular significance for local communities, and at the same time they are crucial for the development of the region and selected as a result of extensive consultation.

Some funds were secured in advance for the implementation of key projects – nearly 30% of the total financing allocated for the Programme, i.e. EUR 492.2 million (around PLN 2.05 billion, at the exchange rate: 1 EUR = PLN 4.1579).

Key projects include 4 projects of great value that are required to be assessed by the European Commission and 13 smaller projects.

 

The status of the implementation of the key projects (KP) (figures in PLN, as at 24 January 2012, updated periodically)

* The conversion of the allocation from EUR to PLN was based on the algorithm of the Ministry of Finance, applying the exchange rate: 1 EUR = PLN 4.1579.

 

The Subregions Development Programme (SDP)

The Silesia Voivodeship has gone further than the other regions – as the unique part of ROP SV Managing Authority invited the municipal and district authorities to cooperate in the process of spending European Funds. That is how the SDP was created.

The authorities can apply for the financing of their own projects, which are important for local communities, and their applications are considered in a unique and preferential mode – following a non-competitive procedure.

15% of ROP SV budget was dedicated for the budget of the SDP - EUR 213 103 595 at the current exchange rate.

It is being implemented in 4 subregions of the Silesia: central, western, southern and northern.

In January 2012 in the competition „Best practices in strategic management of development in Poland” (category „Integrated management of development”) third place went to the SDP.

 

The status of the implementation of projects within the Subregions Development Programme (figures in PLN, as at 24 January 2012, updated periodically):

* The conversion of the allocation from EUR to PLN was based on the algorithm of the Ministry of Finance, applying the exchange rate: 1 EUR = PLN 4.1579.

 

JESSICA

At present, an innovative mechanism is being implemented under the Programme. JESSICA stands for “Joint European Support for Sustainable Investment in City Areas”. The initiative has been developed by the European Commission, the European Investment Bank and the Council of Europe Development Bank (the CEB).

This mechanism allows Member States to use part of the EU financing to make repayable investments to the projects that are part of the integrated plans for sustainable urban development. The funds are allocated for individual projects via the Urban Development Funds.

The uniqueness of the JESSICA mechanism in relation to grants from the European Union reflects the fact that the grants are recoverable instruments (loans, equity contributions, guarantees), the value of the financing is determined individually, and any recovered funds can be reinvested.

In the Silesia Voivodeship, the JESSICA initiative is being implemented under Submeasure 6.2.3 of the Regional Operational Programme of the Silesia Voivodeship for the years 2007-2013. EUR 60 million has been allocated for this implementation. This will allow the implementation of projects concerning:

• the reconstruction of old or disused industrial buildings

• the revitalisation of post-military and post-industrial areas

• the revitalisation of cities.

 

What is the the ROP SV implementation status?

For the period from 2007 to 2013 we have at our disposal EUR 1 747 104 507 (the allocation), which is now over PLN 7 billion (PLN 7.26 billion at the exchange rate 1 EUR = PLN 4.1579).

 

The status of the implementation of the ROP SV 2007-2013 (figures in PLN, as at 24 January 2012, updated periodically)

* The conversion of the allocation from EUR to PLN was based on the algorithm of the Ministry of Finance, applying the exchange rate: 1 EUR = PLN 4.1579.

 

Additional financing - 2011

The ROP SV allocation in 2011 will be increased by additional financing under the National Performance Reserve (EUR 9 846 717) and the Technical Adaptation instrument (EUR 24 277 487). Both sources increase the ROP ŚV allocation by over EUR 34 million, that is, to EUR 1 747 104 507.

In Poland the National Implementation Reserve is a component of structural funds. At the beginning of 2011 it was distributed, as a kind of bonus, among the most efficient Managing Authorities of national and regional operational programmes. The level of certified EU expenses set at a minimum 20% of the allocation of a given programme is the criterion for participation in this pool of funds.

The Reserve was used to organize a new call for proposals under Submeasure 7.1.1. The modernization and extension of key elements of the road network which lasted from 19th December 2011 to 31st January 2012 and was dedicated to road and transport infrastructure of regional importance.

The funds allocated for flood damage recovery have already been allocated to a closed list of projects.

Learn more about the ROP SV (state for November 2009)




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The Regional Operational Programme of the Silesia Voivodeship – the real answer to the real needs

The project financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund within the framework of the Regional Operational Programme
of the Silesia Voivodeship for the years 2007-2013