The Joint Regional Operational Programme (JROP) is a summary document including the development priorities of seven cohesion regions (the entire territory of the Czech Republic excluding the capital city Prague), which can be supported from EU structural funds as part of Objective 1 in 2004-2006.
Within the JROP the emphasis is on the promotion of the balanced and sustainable economic development of regions, on the basis of initiatives from the public, non-profit and private sectors. The programme will be based on the elimination of factors impeding the development of a region's potential and aims to make use of the advantages that provide opportunities for economic growth.
The JROP primarily promotes the implementation of activities which fall within the competence of municipalities or regions in accordance with applicable Czech laws. This is what distinguishes the programme from the other operational programmes whose aims are to implement measures that fall predominantly within the competence of state in accordance with applicable Czech laws. Priority 4 - Development of tourism industry is an exception where, in addition to promoting activities of a local or regional nature, activities of a horizontal or interregional nature are supported as well.
The JROP primarily aims to achieve sustained economic growth and improvements in the quality of life for the regional population through new economic activities with an emphasis on the creation of jobs both regionally and locally, on improvements to the quality of the infrastructure and the environment, and on the general development of human resources and the reinforcement of social integration.
JROP deals with the following areas and priorities:
| ||Name of priority, measure, sub-measure ||EU support |
in millions EUR
|Priority 1 ||Regional support for enterprise || |
|Measure 1.1. ||Support for business activities in selected regions ||45,138 |
|Priority 2 ||Regional development of infrastructure || |
|Measure 2.1. ||Development of transport in regions ||151,964 |
|Sub-measure 2.1.1 ||Regional development of transportation infrastructure ||106,375 |
|Sub-measure 2.1.2 ||Development of urban traffic in regions ||45,589 |
|Measure 2.2. ||Development of information and communication technologies in regions ||22,517 |
|Measure 2.3. ||Regeneration and revitalisation of selected towns ||22,517 |
|Priority 3 ||Development of human resources in regions || |
|Measure 3.1. ||Infrastructure for HRD in regions ||45,025 |
|Measure 3.2. ||Support for social integration in regions ||37,143 |
|Measure 3.3. ||Reinforcement of the capacity of local and regional bodies to plan and implement programmes ||10,135 |
|Priority 4 ||Development of tourism || |
|Measure 4.1. ||Development of services for tourism ||36,024 |
|Sub-measure 4.1.1 ||Support for interregional tourism industry services ||18,012 |
|Sub-measure 4.1.2 ||Support for regional and local tourism industry services ||18,012 |
|Measure 4.2. ||Development of tourism infrastructure ||72,060 |
|Sub-measure 4.2.1 ||Support for interregional infrastructure in the Czech Republic ||36,030 |
|Sub-measure 4.2.2 ||Support for regional and local infrastructure in the Czech Republic ||36,030 |
|Priority 5 ||Technical assistance || |
|Measure 5.1. ||Technical assistance for JROP ||6,720 |
|Measure 5.2. ||Technical assistance for CSF ||5,087 |
|JROP TOTAL || ||454,33 |