The Lists of Individual Key Projects are prepared under three Programmes for the 2007-2013 period: Infrastructure and Environment, Innovative Economy, Development of Eastern Poland. They are additional countrywide documents containing information on most important planned investments under these programmes.
What are key projects?
The individual key projects are investments of strategic importance for the implementation of programme, the implementation of which is extremely important from the point of view of achieving the assumed indicators of social and economic development of the country.
Outside of competition
Placing investments on the list of individual key projects is an alternative, in relation to competition (bid), mean of selecting a project that will receive support within an operational programme, provided for in article 28 (1) of the Act of 6 December 2006 on the Principles of the Development Policy Making. Placing an investment on the list of individual key projects, including large projects, constitutes a conditional declaration of its implementation and also means earmarking funds in the programme’s budget for its implementation. Thus, such projects shall not be subject to subsequent competition procedure and will not compete for funds with other projects. This does not mean, however, that a project placed on the list shall obtain the funding automatically. Obtaining co-financing depends from project’s compliance with formal and material requirements that shall be in line with criteria approved by the Monitoring Committee concerning the preparation of appropriate documentation and on the readiness to implement them, as well as on the acceptance of application for co-financing with required annexes by the Managing Authority of on European Commission’s decision, if the projects are large within the meaning of Council Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006.
The proposal of investments to be placed on the preliminary list of individual key projects is submitted by the Managing Authority or Intermediate Body participating in the implementation of an operational programme in a given area, which then submits a project to the Managing Authority. Subsequently, in the case of national programmes, according to Article 28 (1a) Act of 6 December 2006 on the Principles of the Development Policy Making, the Minister competent for regional development matters shall announce the list of individual projects in form of announcement in the Official Journal of the Republic of Poland, Polish Monitor [Dziennik Urzędowy Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej Monitor Polski].
The recent verification of the list of key projects took place in January 2009.