Warsaw is expanding its cooperation with communes from the metropolitan area and is beginning the preparation of a special development plan for Greater Warsaw.
“Strategic workshops conducted by experts will enable us to indicate the flagship projects and close coordination of measures for the harmonious growth of our metropolis. The opinions of local government bodies are very important for us,” said Michał Olszewski, Deputy Mayor of Warsaw.
EU funds in the new 2020+ financial perspective will include the new division of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship into two statistical units. The city and 70 communes comprising the “Warsaw capital” NUTS level (Warsaw and the nine neighbouring districts: Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Legionowo, Mińsk Mazowiecki, Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki, Otwock, Piaseczno, Pruszków, West Warsaw, and Wołomin) have just begun working on the preparation of “The strategic action plan for Greater Warsaw in the context of programming and implementing the cohesion policy after 2020”. Let us recall that so far the capital city has cooperated with 39 communes, with which it signed an agreement in 2014.
On Thursday 22 February the first workshops were arranged for the representatives of communes, towns, and districts comprising the Warsaw Metropolitan Area, conducted by dr hab. Marta Lackowska and dr Katarzyna Szmigiel-Rawska from the Institute of Socio-Economic Geography and Spatial Management of the University of Warsaw. The participants discussed the development priorities of Greater Warsaw and determined the framework for further cooperation and integration. Representatives of communes cooperating on the project under the Integrated Territorial Investments instrument shared their experience with the “new” members of the NUTS region.
The workshops will continue until May, and the joint work will result in the adoption of “The strategic action plan for Greater Warsaw in the context of programming and implementing the cohesion policy after 2020.”
The city is planning to further tighten the cooperation and sign a new cooperation agreement with all 70 local government bodies of the metropolitan area.
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