PBU

The Programme Area

The Programme is directed at Polish, Belarusian and Ukrainian border regions. It will be implemented on the area covering NUTS3 units on the Polish side (2008) and territorial units at the level of oblasts in Belarus and Ukraine.

 

The area of the Programme is divided into core and adjoining regions:

  • in Poland:
    • core area subregions: Krośnieński and Przemyski (in Podkarpackie voivodeship), Białostocki, Łomżyński and Suwalski (in Podlaskie voivodeship), Bialski and Chełmsko-zamojski sub-regions (in Lubelskie voivodeship), Ostrołęcko-siedlecki sub-region (in Mazowieckie voivodeship);
    • adjoining regions: Rzeszowski and Tarnobrzeski subregions (in Podkarpackie voivodeship); Puławski and Lubelski subregions (in Lubelskie voivodeship);
  • in Belarus:
    • core area: Grodno and Brest oblasts;
    • adjoining regions: Minsk Oblast (including the city of Minsk) and Gomel Oblast;
  • in Ukraine:
    • core area: Lvivska, Volynska, Zakarpatska oblasts;
    • adjoining regions: Rivnenska, Ternopilska and Ivano-Frankivska oblasts.

 

In order to ensure the continuation of existing cooperation schemes applied in the frame of the ENPI CBC Programme Poland-Belarus-Ukraine 2007-2013, and with a view to contribute to the Programme’s objectives, bring substantial added value and achieve stronger CBC impact in the core eligible area, some territorial units adjoining to the Programme core regions were allowed to participate in ENI CBC Programme Poland-Belarus-Ukraine 2014-2020.

Despite the division of the area into core and adjoining regions, the institutions from both of these areas applying for Programme funding will be treated equally. Core and adjoining regions will have equal opportunity to apply for Programme financing.

 

The financing of the projects activities partially implemented outside of the Programme area will be also possible, provided that:

  • the projects are necessary for achieving the Programme's objectives and they benefit the Programme area;
  • the total amount allocated under the Programme to activities outside its area does not exceed 20 % of the Union contribution at Programme level.

 

The total Programme area made of these territorial units amounts to 316.3 thousand km2, comprising:

  • 75.2 thousand km2 (including 17.9 thousand km2 in adjoining regions) in Poland;
  • 138.5 thousand km2 (including 80.6 thousand km2 in adjoining regions) in Belarus;
  • 102.55 thousand km2 (including 47.8 thousand km2 in adjoining regions) in Ukraine.

 

The length of the border between Poland and Belarus is 418 km, between Poland and Ukraine 535 km and between Belarus and Ukraine, the part of the border in the Programme area equals 1084 km.

 Map: Area of the Cross-border Cooperation Programme Poland - Belarus - Ukraine 2014-2020

 

The Programme area is inhabited by 20.9 million people (2013/2014), of which 6.2 million in the Polish part, 7.2 million in the Belarusian part and 7.5 million in the Ukrainian part.

 

The detailed information on the Programme regions in relation to their area, population and density is presented in the table below.

Table: The area, population and density of the eligible regions in the Programme

POLISH REGIONS

AREA (km2)

NUMBER OF INHABITANTS

DENSITY (persons/km2)

Main subregions

białostocki

5 132

510 785

99,53

łomżyński

8 818

407 497

46,21

suwalski

6 237

276 683

44,36

ostrołęcko-siedlecki

12 090

754 786

62,43

bialski

5 977

307 475

51,44

chełmsko-zamojski

9 291

643 525

69,26

krośnieński

5 538

485 911

87,74

przemyski

4 292

396 312

92,34

subtotal

57 375

3 782 974

65,93

 

Adjoining subregions

rzeszowski

3 552

627 206

176,58

tarnobrzeski

4 464

619 865

138,86

puławski

5 633

491 459

87,25

lubelski

4 221

713 691

169,08

subtotal

17 870

2 452 221

137,23

 

Total

75 245

6 235 195

82,87

Lenght of the border with Belarus and Ukraine - 953 km

 

with Belarus - 418

With Ukraine -535

Source: Demographic Yearbook of Poland 2014, GUS.

 

BELARUSIAN REGIONS

AREA (km2)

NUMBER OF INHABITANTS

DENSITY (persons/km2)

Main regions

Grodno

25 118

1 053 600

41,95

Brest

32 791

1 390 500

42,40

subtotal

57 909

2 444 100

42,21

 

Adjoining regions

Minsk

39 900

1 407 200

35,27

Minsk city

349

1 929 300

5530,62

Gomel

40 400

1 424 200

35,25

subtotal

80 649

4 760 700

137,23

 

Total

138 558

7 204 800

82..87

Source:  Национальный статистический комитет Республики Беларусь: Demographic situation in January-September 2014, http://belstat.gov.by (Accessed 1.10.2014).

 

UKRAINIAN REGIONS

AREA (km2)

NUMBER OF INHABITANTS

DENSITY (persons/km2)

Main regions

Volynska

20 100

1 041 300

51,81

Lvivska

21 833

2 538 100

116,25

Zakarpatska

12 777

1 259 260

98,56

subtotal

54 710

4 838 660

88,44

 

Adjoining regions

Ivano-Frankivska

13 928

1 382 658

99,27

Rivnenska

20 047

1 161 143

57,92

Ternopilska

13 823

1 070 792

77,46

subtotal

47 798

3 614 593

75,62

 

Total

102 508

8 453 253

82,46

Source:  http://www.ukrstat.gov.ua/(Accessed 1.10.2014).