Regional policy in Poland


Regional policy is an integral element of development policy, supporting the achievement of objectives on national level, helping to exploit the development potential of regions and territories, in the best possible way, by providing external resources. It supports the creation and construction of regional identities in economic, social and cultural dimension through the construction of multi-level governance system. Polish experiences show how big challenge it may be to compensate disparities between Member States but also those which can be observed between regions. The aim of this brochure is to acquaint the reader with basic information on regional policy, the history of its implementation in Poland and the latest trends in the discussion on its future, in which our country will play a key part.