The Regional Operational Programme for Małopolska for the period 2007 - 2013 is one of 16 Regional Operational Programmes implemented in every province. It combines the targets of the National Strategic Reference Frameworks as well as the needs and aspirations of citizens resulting from the specific characteristics and indigenous potential of the Małopolska Province.
The main objective of the Małopolska Regional Programme is to create conditions for growth and employment in Małopolska. It will be achieved in particular by infrastructural investments that enhance competitiveness, support for innovation and information society and improvement of the natural and cultural environment.
The main objective will be achieved by pursuing the following partial objectives:
- enhanced competitiveness and innovation of the economy in Małopolska
- improved internal cohesion of the region achieved through sustainable development principles
- development of institutional potential of the entities from the Małopolska region.
The investment projects implemented under the Małopolska Regional Programme will be co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund. The financial plan of the Małopolska Regional Progamme assumes that Małopolska will receive EUR 1.29 billion, which accounts for 7.77% of the money allocated for the implementation of 16 Regional Operational Programmes. The financial resources guaranteed as part of the Małopolska Regional Programme for the period 2007–2013 will be allocated to investment projects implemented in the following fields: information society, initiative, tourism, culture, regional infrastructure, including transport and road infrastructure, Kraków Metropolitan Area (KMA), health protection, development of cities and villages and, finally, environmental protection and interregional cooperation.