On 24 October the CEUTP hosted a delegation from Georgia, including representatives of the Georgian government and local government administration responsible for the preparation and implementation of infrastructure projects.
The meeting at the CEUTP was part of a study visit of several days, which takes place within the framework of the project entitled "Improving Infrastructure Quality through Better Planning Systems" co-financed by the European Union.
This is the second study visit of the Georgian delegation to Poland. The first one was held in June this year with the participation of CEUTP experts, who shared their experiences and good practices in supporting Polish transport investments financed from European funds. Today's meeting was devoted in particular to methods of assessing applications for project funding in terms of compliance with environmental law and sustainable development principles.
During the stay in Poland, apart from the visit to CEUTP, meetings were planned in the Municipal Office in Grodzisk Mazowiecki, the "Czajka" sewage treatment plant, the Maritime Office in Gdynia, the Port of Gdańsk and the "Na Paluchu" city hostel.
The main objective of the aforementioned project is to increase the potential of the Georgian administration at central and local level to identify and prepare infrastructure projects. The basic assumption of the project is the exchange of experience and knowledge between Poland and Georgia (the so-called twinning). In the course of various project activities (e.g. training and study visits), it is recommended to implement European standards not only for the investment process but also for spatial planning. By transferring knowledge from Poland and other EU countries, Georgian local governments have the opportunity to create more favourable conditions for investments also in the private sector.
Individual stages and results of the above mentioned project are presented in the infographics below: