“#OTD in 2004 Poland joined the #EU. For 17 years we’ve been strongly contributing to its successful development and fast growth. Today Poland is the key player and the 5th biggest member of the Union, one of its strongest economies” – wrote Chancellery of the Prime Minister on Twitter. 

 

 

In the last seven years, Poland has implemented almost 90 thousand new projects co-financed by European Funds. It is worth noting that the average value of one project has increased from PLN 2.7 million in 2007-2013 to approximately PLN 3.6 million in 2014-2020.

 

European Funds have had a noticeable impact on the lives of Poles. Since 2004, nearly 20,000 kilometres of roads and highways and nearly 10,000 water supply networks have been built and modernized. To care for the environment, 749 wastewater treatment plants were built and modernized.

 

Thanks to EU funding, between 2014 and 2020, nearly 190,000 people received non-refundable support to set up a business. Nearly 115,000 teachers have upgraded their competencies over the past seven years.

 

European Funds have also significantly contributed to the implementation of research and development works and projects. Nearly 5,500 research units and businesses have been supported in this regard.