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PRIORITY AXIS 1

Research, Development and Technological Innovation

PRIORITY AXIS 2

Energy Savings and Better Public Transport

PRIORITY AXIS 3

Social Inclusion and Combating Poverty

PRIORITY AXIS 4

Educationa and Education Levels and Promoting Employment

Operational Programme Prague – Growth Pole of the Czech Republic

In the programming period 2014-2020, Prague has a unique opportunity to obtain money for the development of the necessary areas from the European structural and investment funds (ESI). Thanks to its own multi-fund Operational Programme Prague – Growth Pole of the Czech Republic (OP PGP) it can satisfy a wide range of needs of the residents and visitors of Prague.

Why a growth pole? 

The authors of the OP PGP, the Department of European Funds of the Prague City Hall in cooperation with the Institute of Planning and Development of the City of Prague, were inspired by the theory of growth poles, created in the 1950s by Francois Perroux. His thesis deals with the fact that economic growth does not occur at all places in the same speed and with the same intensity. Prague has a special status in the Czech Republic. In its development it has overtaken the rest of the country and it constitutes a growth peak or pole of the whole State. It is the driving force of the Czech economy and contributes to the fact that the Czech Republic has been developing as a whole and can better compete with the other countries of the European Union. So if Prague develops successfully, the whole State will do better.

Who manages the Programme?

OP PGP is managed by the Department of European Funds of the Prague City Hall (the Managing Authority, MA).  The MA announces calls for the submission of grant applications, it appraises them, ensures financing of the projects and checks their implementation.

How much money is available for Prague?

EUR 201 590 104 from two funds. One is the European Social Fund (ESF), which invests in people, focusing on the improvement of employment and training opportunities, and also trying to help people who are disadvantaged for any reason, whether due to physical or mental disability, or because of the social conditions in which they grew up and live. The second is the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Its aim is to ensure that the economic and social disparities among the individual areas diminish. Out of all funds it has the largest amount of money that can be invested in manufacturing, transport, education, construction of social and health centres, to support small and medium-sized enterprises in troubled regions, and in research and development in the field of the environment. This fund should contribute to creating new jobs, improving transport accessibility and to an overall increase in living standards. As the City of Prague is a more developed region, the European Commission has set a condition for it of 50% co-financing of the EU sources, therefore another EUR 201 590 104, paid from the national sources, must be added to that amount. Those include public resources (sources from the City of Prague budget) and private sources (funding invested into projects by the grant beneficiaries).

What is the OP PGP money intended for?

Funding earmarked for the Prague operational programme is divided into 4 areas, so called priority axes:

  • Priority axis 1: Enhancing research, technological development and innovation;
  • Priority axis 2: Sustainable mobility and energy savings;
  • Priority axis 3: Promoting social inclusion and combating poverty;
  • Priority axis 4: Education and education levels and promoting employment;
  • Priority axis 5: Technical assistance (not intended for the public).

Research, Development and Technological Innovation

  • supporting the development of new products and their introduction into the practice
  • supporting pre-commercial procurement of services in the field of research and development, the objective of which is to develop new solutions meeting the needs of the public sector
  • promoting cooperation between research institutions and small and medium-sized enterprises
  • development of infrastructure and equipment for science and technology
  • parks and business incubators
  • supporting small and medium-sized enterprises through specialised consulting services
  • supporting small and medium-sized entrepreneurship by using financial instruments (i.e. non-subsidy aid)

Who can apply? The City of Prague, Prague city boroughs, organisations established by and funded by the City of Prague and the city boroughs, organisations for research and dissemination of knowledge, businesses, non-governmental non-profit organisations, professional and interest groups

Energy Savings and Better Public Transport

  • energy savings in public transport facilities (heat exchangers, replacing third rails in the metro network with less energy intensive, e.g. aluminium, rails, installation of equipment using renewable sources of energy)
  • energy saving in the urban road transport (e.g. reducing the energy intensity of traffic lights or other signalling devices)
  • upgrades of existing energy-intensive buildings to buildings with low energy intensity or passive buildings

Who can apply? The City of Prague, organisations established by and run by the City of Prague and its city boroughs, the Prague Transit Company, Technical Administration of Roadways of the City of Prague (TSK), organisations for research and dissemination of knowledge

  • implementation of P+R (park & ride) parking lots at the stations and stops of railway transport, including, where appropriate, ancillary services of bicycle safekeeping B+R (bike & ride)
  • implementation of measures which will lead to a higher use of surface urban public transport in road traffic (preferential lanes for public transport vehicles, barrier-free access to stops, modifications of road signs leading to a faster transit of trams or buses, etc.)

Who can apply? The City of Prague, its city boroughs, organisations established by and run by the City of Prague and its city boroughs, the Prague Transit Company (DP), Technical Administration of Roadways of the City of Prague (TSK), the Railway Infrastructure Administration (SZDC), Prague Integrated Transport organiser (ROPID)

Social Inclusion and Combating Poverty

  • construction and reconstruction of shelters, support for field programmes (the purchase of cars and mobile meal dispensaries) and low-threshold and non-threshold services (in accordance with Act No 108/2006 Coll., on social services), day centers with laundries, bathrooms and toilets for persons that are homeless and at risk of homelessness and in crisis
  • supporting the establishment of low-threshold and community centres that provide activities leading to social inclusion of excluded groups (elderly people, persons with disabilities, minority members, etc.)
  • supporting renovations, repairs and modifications of apartments that will turn them into social housing (including sheltered, training and subsequent (supported) housing)

Who can apply? The City of Prague, its city boroughs, organisations established by and run by the City of Prague and its city boroughs, non-governmental non-profit organisations

  • the establishment, development and operation of social enterprises and projects providing employment opportunities for disadvantaged and hard-to-employ groups of residents in Prague (including sheltered workplaces)
  • supporting the establishment and activities of cultural and community centres and community life spaces and projects which help to strengthen local social cohesion

Who can apply? The City of Prague, Prague city boroughs, organisations established by and run by the City of Prague and its city boroughs, non-governmental non-profit organisations, businesses (which are expected to have a publicly beneficial intention).

Educationa and Education Levels and Promoting Employment

  •  extending the existing and creating new facilities of pre-school care for children under 3 years of age as day care
  • creating new classes in the existing nursery and primary schools
  • supporting the modifications of school buildings to suit handicapped pupils
  • purchasing school supplies and equipment

Who can apply? The City of Prague, Prague city boroughs, organisations established by and run by the City of Prague and its city boroughs, educational establishments, non-governmental non-profit organisations, businesses

  • supporting the inclusion of pupils with special needs in education and education for tolerance and solidarity between people
  • coming from different cultural backgroundsdeepening the cooperation of nursery, primary

and secondary schools with cultural and sports institutions, non-profit organisations and the city administration in education and their involvement in teaching

  • training the educational staff to use new modern ways of teaching and including pupils and students with special needs in mainstream classes

Who can apply? The City of Prague, Prague city boroughs, organisations established by and run by the City of Prague and its city boroughs, educational establishments, non-governmental non-profit organisations

  • development of child care facilities funded by the City of Prague, by its city boroughs and organisations established and run by the City of Prague and its city boroughs

Who can apply? The City of Prague, its city boroughs, organisations established by and run by the City of Prague and its city boroughs


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