Eurochance for the Lubelskie Voivodeship

Project completed

The programme includes the implementation of projects promoting and supporting grass-roots initiatives aimed at developing the tourism sector and providing to the inhabitants an additional and alternative source of income.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Promoting economic growth and improving working conditions
Regional development and employment
10.08.2011 - 30.04.2016
CHF  4’000’000

Note: the texts under all the headings, with the exception of 'Results achieved', describe the situation before the start of the project.


The Lubelskie Voivodeship is a typically agricultural region considered among the most economically underdeveloped ones in Poland and in the EU with the lowest level of gross domestic product. However the region is attractive for tourism thanks to its cultural heritage and uncontaminated natural landscapes. This factor represents an important opportunity for the economic development of the region and an alternative source of income.


The programme aims at developing the tourism and investment attractiveness of the triangle Naleczow-Pulawi-Kazimierz Dolny. Inhabitants will be given an alternative source of income and should result in improved living conditions in the region and a consequent improvement of the socioeconomic situation in the region.

Target groups

Entrepreneurs, youth, unemployed people


The project will finance: (i): Local Tourism Development Plan; (ii): Educational vocational schemes; (iii): Advisory services and business trainings for entrepreneurs; (iv): Grant schemes aimed at supporting local entrepreneurship with focus on tourism sector


Achieved results:  

  • 134 training activities organised, in which 1'765 members of start-ups and individuals participated (from which 208 young people)
  • Amusement park was opened
  • 3 study visits to Switzerland organised, in which 31 persons participated
  • 6 promotional events organised, in which 450 persons participated
  • 36 press publications and annoucements published


Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Swiss Contribution to the enlarged EU
Project partners Contract partner
Foreign state institution
  • National State Institute North

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF    4’000’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF    3’923’395
Project phases

Phase 1 10.08.2011 - 30.04.2016   (Completed)