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Europe is changing the Warsaw metropolis

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Rafał Trzaskowski, Mayor of Warsaw

Warsaw is a European metropolis, driven by entrepreneurship, activity and involvement of its residents.

According to the vision planned in the Warsaw Strategy (Strategia Warszawa) 2030, Warsaw of the future is an active population, a friendly place and an open metropolis. The multidirectional development of our capital makes it an open, friendly, functional and modern city, focused on innovative solutions, in line with social needs and respect for sustainable environment. As a result, the capital is becoming a European metropolis of the 21st century.

These changes, however, would not have been possible without the support of European funds - the most visible of all the benefits of Poland's membership in the European Union. Since 2004 our country has been the biggest beneficiary of EU funds among all Member States, and the City of Warsaw has been the leader in obtaining them. So far the capital has obtained over PLN 17.9 billion from the EU budget, which equals as much as PLN 10 thousand per resident - this is one of the highest results not only in Poland, but also in the entire region. The funds obtained co-financed over 760 urban projects with a total value exceeding PLN 32.7 billion.

The subject matter of the use of European funds is gaining in importance year by year, and education in the field of European Union programmes and funds remains a current and key issue.