EU cross-border cooperation project will help improve accessibility of neighbouring regions in Belarus and Poland
A new project aiming to improve the accessibility of cross-border regions of Poland and Belarus was launched on 23 August with the support of the EU-funded Poland-Belarus-Ukraine Cross-border Cooperation Programme.
Entitled ‘The Development of ICT Competence Centres in Ostroleka and in Mosty’ (ICTCOMPET), the project will be implemented by the Polish city of Ostrołęka, in cooperation with the Mosty County Library in the Hrodna region of Belarus. The two regions’ accessibility will be improved through the creation of information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure.
To achieve this, the two-year project will support the creation of two cross-border ICT centres and help develop a strategy for the development of digital skills and adaptation of the ICT education system to the requirements of the 21st century.
The Poland-Belarus-Ukraine Cross-border Cooperation Programme supports cross-border development processes in the bordering regions of Poland, Belarus and Ukraine. In the period 2014–2020, the programme focuses on the promotion of economic and social development and addresses common challenges in relation to the environment, public health, safety and security. It also works to promote better conditions and modalities to improve the mobility of persons, goods and capital.