Yearly Archives2016

LIFE integrated project in Malopolska officially started! standard

In the presence of the authorities of the Malopolska Region, the European Commission, invited guests and partners in the Polish Aviation Museum was held kick-off meeting for LIFE integrated project to improve air quality in the Malopolska region. Thanks to the determination of more than 50 municipalities of Malopolska and financial support from the Regional Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Krakow, it was possible to run the project, which aims to accelerate the implementation of the Air Quality Plan. It was officially announced that the Silesian Region joined the project, making it possible to undertake common sub-regional actions and initiatives. Christian Strasser from LIFE Unit presented the expectations of the European Commission against the LIFE integrated projects which ...

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Invitation for LIFE IP kick-off meeting standard

On 22 June 2016 will take place the official kick-off meeting of the LIFE IP Malopolska. The conference will be held in the Polish Aviation Museum in Krakow, John Paul II avenue 39. To participate in the conference, please contact Małgorzata Musielok, e-mail: or by phone +48126303594. The conference will be held in Polish and English. Simultaneous translation will be provided. Conference Agenda 10:00 Registration. 10:30 Welcome – Jacek Krupa, Marshal of the Małopolska Region. 10:45 Opening keynote – Urszula Nowogórska, President of the Regional Parliament of Małopolska. Session 1 11:00 Expectations of the European Commission towards LIFE integrated projects – Christian Strasser, LIFE Unit, European Commission. 11:20 Air quality policy in the European Union – Wilhelmus de Wilt, Air Unit, ...

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The meeting of the LIFE project partners standard

On 25 May was held an organizational meeting for the municipalities that express their willingness to participate in implementation of LIFE integrated project co-financed by the European Commission and the Regional Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Krakow. The meeting was opened by Wojciech Kozak, Deputy Marshal of the Małopolska Region who thanked municipalities for active attitude and willingness to participate in the project. Guests and speakers of the meeting were also energy advisors of the Regional Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Krakow implementing in the Małopolska system of advisory support for energy efficiency and renewable energy. Co-beneficiaries of the project were also given the most important information needed to start the procedure of employment ...

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Promotion of LIFE IP Malopolska in Budapest standard

On 19 May 2016 at the invitation of the Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture, representatives of the Małopolska Region were attended at a conference on LIFE integrated projects organized in Budapest. The aim of the meeting was to present the experience of Małopolska Region and the German Hesse Region in successfully applying for funds from the LIFE program. The conference was attended by representatives of the Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture headed by András Rácz, Deputy State Secretary of Environment Affairs, but also the Ministry of National Development, government agencies, regions and organizations that are potential beneficiaries of the LIFE programme in the field of air protection and water management. Experiences of the Małopolska Region in the preparation of the proposal for the LIFE ...

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Extended range of LIFE IP Malopolska standard

59 municipalities in Malopolska and one association of municipalities declared their participation as co-beneficiaries of LIFE integrated project LIFE “Implementation of the Air Quality Plan for Małopolska Region – Małopolska in a healthy atmosphere”. Due to lack of grant from the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management, the partners were faced with the need to increase its financial participation in the project budget. In this situation, 10 municipalities and Energy Savings Company ESCO have to resign from participation in the project. At the same time 31 new municipalities declared their willingness to join the project and participate in the key actions to improve air quality in Małopolska. Implementation of the project will depend on the outcome of negotiations ...

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LIFE project discussed at Parliamentary Commission of Environmental Protection standard

On 9 March 2016 during the meeting of the Parliamentary Commission of Environmental Protection, Natural Resources and Forestry, was a discussion on the implementation and financing of the LIFE integrated project “Implementation of the Air Quality Plan for the Małopolska Region – Małopolska in a healthy atmosphere.” Wojciech Kozak, Deputy Marshal of the Małopolska Region stressed the need to take urgent and concrete action in the fight for clean air, especially in Małopolska, where the air quality is far from acceptable standards. He stressed that the assessment of the LIFE IP Małopolska as the best of all 39 projects submitted to the European Commission, is a success of the region, and implementation of the project is necessary to achieve the ...

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Malopolska in a healthy atmosphere