PL03 Monitoring Programme

 

Country
 
Programme name / number
Programme area
 
Sector
 
Poland
PL03: Improving environmental monitoring and inspection
PA 03: Environmental Monitoring and Integrated Planning and Control
Environmental Protection and Management

 

 
 
PROGRAMME SUMMARY
 
Why is the programme needed?
Food production, energy security, the availability of safe drinking water and healthy ecosystems are all drivers for sustainable economic growth. Across Europe, measures are being taken to achieve this, but their effectiveness rests on up-to-date, quality assured information about the state of these resources. It is therefore vital that existing information and monitoring systems are strengthened. Environmental monitoring and inspection provide a level playing field for companies, and increases compliance with environmental legislation. This in turn will contribute to an improved status of the environment, and thereby increase the social and economic benefits that ecosystems provide.
 
What will the programme achieve?
The programme will support the work of public administrations that are responsible for environmental monitoring and inspection. The aim is to improve compliance with environmental legislation in Poland. The programme will focus on improved quality and reliability of data and information in relation to the environment.
 
How will it be achieved?
The programme will support the following types of measures:
  • Strengthened capacity of environmental authorities in relation to integrated planning and control
  • Improved environmental information on impact, status and trends
  • Increased exchange of information on environmental impact, status and trends between Beneficiary States and other EU Member States
  • Increased awareness of and education in environmental monitoring and integrated planning and control

How will bilateral relations be strengthened?
The Norwegian Climate and Pollution Agency (KLIF) is involved in the programme as a Donor Programme Partner. KLIF has been actively involved during the programme preparation phase and its participation will continue during the implementation of the programme. This will further strengthen the cooperation between KLIF and the Programme Operator, the Polish Ministry of Environment in cooperation with the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management. Bilateral relations will also be strengthened through implementation of the bilateral strategy and the participation of donor entities in pre-defined and bilateral projects within the programme.

What are the partnership opportunities?
The programme will mainly be implemented through four pre-defined projects, all of which include donor participation. This bilateral cooperation builds upon partnerships established under the 2004-2009 Grants period and it is expected to strengthen even further the collaboration between Polish and donor entities involved in environmental monitoring and inspection.

Pre-defined projects
There are four pre-defined projects which will be implemented under the programme:

1. Strengthening the air quality assessment system in Poland on the basis of Norwegian experience.
The focus is on capacity building, to ensure timely and reliable data on air quality in Poland. This will include an air quality information system in order to ensure the fulfilment of national and international requirements.
Project promoter: Chief Inspectorate of Environment Protection.
Project partner: NILU - Institute for Air Research, Norway.
Grant amount: EEA FM: €1,640,255.
Total project cost: €1,929,712.

2. Strengthening the technical capacities of Inspection of Environmental Protection through the procurement of measurement, laboratory and IT equipment
The focus is on technical capacity, in terms of measurement and analytical infrastructure to ensure timely and reliable data on air quality in Poland.
Project promoter: Chief Inspectorate of Environment Protection.
Project partner: NILU - Institute for Air Research, Norway.
Grant amount: EEA FM: €5,954,459.
Total project cost: €7,005,246.

3. Monitoring the effects of PL0100 “Improving the efficiency of Polish Environmental Inspection, based on Norwegian experience”
The project is a continuation of a project that was implemented during FM 2004-09, and it will further develop activities connected with the dissemination of information to the general public.
Project promoter: Chief Inspectorate of Environment Protection.
Project partner: KLIF - Climate and Pollution Agency, Norway.
Grant amount: EEA FM: €1,700,000.
Total project cost: €2,000,000.

4. Data model and database management system with spatial information on natural environment in aspect of thematic mapping
The project will contribute to efficient management of the natural environment through the use of spatial information (maps, geographic locations, geographic boundaries), as well as improved conditions for providing on-line services in relation to environmental protection, crisis management, infrastructure, industry, agriculture and planning.
Project promoter: Head Office of Geodesy and Cartography.
Project partner: The Norwegian Mapping Authority.
Grant amount: EEA FM: €3,400,000.
Total project cost: €4,000,000.

Who can apply for funding under this programme?
Entities registered in Poland are eligible to apply as project applicants. Eligible applicants are public sector entities operating in the environmental areas.
Project support will be in the range of €170,000 to €897,625.

 
 
Total estimated programme cost: €17,647,059
 
From EEA Grants: €15,000,000
 
From Programme Operator: € 248,411
 
From Final Beneficiary: € 2,398,648
Agreement partner: Polish Ministry of Regional Development
 
Programme operator: Polish Ministry of Environment in cooperation with the National Fund of Environmental Protection and Water Management
 
Programme operator’s website: www.mos.gov.pl
 
Donor programme partner: Norwegian Climate and Pollution Agency (KLIF)
 
Donor programme partner’s website: www.klif.no
 

 - PL03 Call for proposals

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