Local Development

Local development is an area that has enjoyed continuous support from European Funds for many years. In the new programming period for 2021-2027, it remains a priority. European Funds focus on sustainable regional development, supporting various initiatives aimed at improving the quality of life for residents and developing local infrastructure.

Find out which projects can receive EU grants and loans, and take advantage of new development opportunities.

Companies planning to establish cooperation with foreign partners have the opportunity to apply for financial support under dedicated grant programs.

These funds can be allocated for the implementation of broadly defined international projects, which include both market expansion and the exchange of know-how. These programs support companies in the process of internationalization, enabling them to effectively enter new markets, establish strategic partnerships, and implement innovative solutions that can significantly enhance the company’s competitiveness on the international stage.

Support may cover costs related to:

  • analysis of the target market,
  • development of market entry strategies,
  • participation in international trade fairs and conferences,
  • legal and tax advisory services.

Such grants constitute an essential instrument of entrepreneurship support policy, enabling Polish companies to achieve dynamic growth on the global economic stage.

Target groups eligible to apply for grants for international cooperation encompass a wide range of economic entities. The most important among them include:

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs): Companies of small and medium scale that plan to expand into foreign markets or establish international business partnerships.

Large Enterprises: Corporations and large companies seeking opportunities to expand their activities into new foreign markets and establish strategic international partnerships.

Startups: Newly established technology and innovative companies that need financial support for the development and introduction of their products or services into foreign markets.

Research Institutes and Scientific Units: Organizations engaged in scientific research and technology development that collaborate with foreign institutions for knowledge and technology exchange.

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs): Associations and foundations that implement international projects in various areas such as social development, environmental protection, education, or health.

Clusters and Consortia: Groupings of businesses, research institutions, and other entities that collaborate on joint international projects aimed at developing innovative solutions and technologies.

Local Government Units: Municipalities, counties, and regions that implement international cooperation projects to improve infrastructure, develop the local economy, or enhance the quality of life for residents.

Educational Institutions: Schools, universities, and training centers that collaborate with foreign partners in the exchange of students, staff, and the implementation of joint educational and research projects.

Each of these target groups can benefit from various grant programs tailored to their specific needs and goals related to international cooperation and expansion.

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