As stated by the EIB, the project consists of a co-financing with EU Funds of priority investments in 2021-2027 programming period.
The project aims to support Poland in promoting economic, social, and territorial cohesion, supporting key EU priorities such as the green and digital transition, and contributing to the country's competitive, innovative, and sustainable growth.
Poland - outside of Warsaw region - is designated an EIB Cohesion Region. The project therefore supports the strengthening of the EU's economic, social, and territorial cohesion.
As for the sectorial public policy goals of the EIB, the multi-sector project is expected to contribute to Innovation, Digital and Human capital (IDHC, 54%), Sustainable Cities and Regions (SCI, 19%), Sustainable Energy and Natural resources (SENR, 19%), and SME development (8%).
In the area of IDHC, the projects will increase the level of RDI, innovation enabling infrastructure, education and training, and healthcare which will lead to positive spill overs throughout the national economy.
Under SCI, the project will support balanced territorial development, including the upgrading, replacement and reorganisation of urban infrastructure and public facilities which will positively impact quality of life for inhabitants.
Concerning SENR, the project will further unlock the potential for energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy. The project will also protect the environment, biodiversity, and ecosystems, and through climate adaptation and disaster prevention invest in more resilient infrastructure, which reduces the risk of harm to life, property, and public services in the event of disaster.
Finally, the project eases financial constraints for SMEs that arise from information asymmetries caused by the lack of track record for such companies and high screening costs for small investments.
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