Business in Małopolska Centre was implementing another project co-funded by the European Union (Malopolska Regional Operational Programme 2007-2013): Business in Malopolska Partnership Network.

Malopolska Regional Development Agency was a Project Leader, together with a local partner - Małopolska Region , directly to promote business cooperation between Malopolska and regions of Russia, Latvia and Ukraine.

 

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Małopolska, as the first of Polish regions had a foreign network of economic "representatives". It was possible due to its participation in Business in Małopolska – Partnership Network project implemented by experienced business organisations operating in partner countries:

  • Lviv: Lviv Chamber of Commerce and Industry,
  • Kaliningrad: Victoria Foundation for Knowledge and Technologies for SME,
  • Riga: Baltic International Academy.

The practical goal of the project was to ensure a constant flow of data between business-related institutions and companies, facilitating direct access to companies and establishing long-term international trade links. The main task of Malopolska representatives is to provide information on local markets, search business partners and increase confidence in the network of businesses involved in the project.

The project assumed mutual visits in the regions, publications on the business environment in Poland, Russia, Latvia and Ukraine and creating an online B2B platform.

The project was a part of a broad framework of Małopolska international cooperation and fulfils the provisions of its inter-regional agreements, including those concluded with Lviv Oblast (Ukraine), Latgale region (Latvia) and recently Sverdlovsk Oblast (Russia).

Business in Małopolska – Partnership Network project was granted with more than 1.5 million PLN from the Małopolska Regional Operational Programme - Action 8.2, "Building Małopolska position in European Cooperation Networks" and was implemented to 31st December 2015.