REACT-EU: more than €60 million to support health, SMEs and energy efficiency in three Polish regions | EU Commission Press

The Commission has approved more than €60 million to three Polish regions under the Recovery Assistance for Cohesion and the Territories of Europe (REACT-EU) following the modification of the respective operational programmes (OP) for the European Regional Development Fund from the 2014-2020 financing period. In the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship, more than €22 million will be invested in clean transport and to significantly improve the resilience of the health system. A large part of these investments will also contribute to climate-related expenditures to support the green transition in the region, including the purchase of a zero emission rolling stock. In the Podlaskie region, more than €14 million are invested in small and medium-sized companies (SMEs), the health sector and the development of renewable energy. Supported investments include, in particular, the purchase of equipment enabling SMEs to work remotely; increasing the availability of e-services in the health sector and support for photovoltaics installations in households. In the Podkarpackie region, more than €24 million will be used for the digitalisation of health services and the development of renewable energy sources like photovoltaics. REACT-EU is part of NextGenerationEU and provides €50.6 billion additional funding (in current prices) over the course of 2021 and 2022 to Cohesion policy programmes.