During May 2015 two groups of the project “School of drawing investments for public administration units of Western Ukraine” have got a possibility to see themselves how the instruments of drawing foreign investments work on the example of Polish gminas.
The organizers of study visit provided very interesting program. Representatives of Ukrainian cities communicated with their colleagues in small towns of Malopolska. The participants visited the zone of economical activity where foreign and domestic investors work and there is the biggest in Poland entertainment park ENERGYLAND.
Nepolomice traditionally hosted guests from Ukraine in the Royal Castle. After the presentation of the major Roman Ptak about forming investment image of the town our group visited the plant in the special economical zone MAN.
South of Malopolska is very similar to Ukrainian Carpathians. The main emphasis here is also made on development of tourism and recreation. And if Zakopane is popular brand well known throughout the world, the small town Rabka-Zdrój became real discovery for us. Very active and open mayor Ewa Przybyło personally conducted the town tour showing investments into the park which has become not only attractive place for tourists but has significantly changed the citizens’ life quality.
In Zakopane we met with director of Tatra Agency of Development, Promotion and Culture Krzysztof Król Łęgowski. He told us about the Agency activity, numerous festivals, cooperation and competition with neighboring Slovak regions.
The day in Krakow was not less intense. Jacek Adamczyk and Jacek Bielawski presented the work of Malopolska Agency of Regional Development, Krakow Technology Park and Special Economic Zone.
The cultural program was very interesting and informative at the same time. The visit participants came down in the salt mine in Bochnia, visited modern interactive museum of Pope John II in his family town Wadowice and admired historical landmarks of ancient Krakow.
The project was co-financed within the program “Polish Aid for Development 2014/2015” of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland.