Project name: Increasing the institutional capacity and efficiency of public administration through the expansion and modernization of reference databases of county public registers
Grant Agreement: UDA-RPSL.02.01.00-24-025F/15 of January 20, 2017
Leader Dąbrowa Górnicza – city with county rights
Partners: Jaworzno – city with county rights, Sosnowiec – city with county rights, City of Tychy, Będzin County, Bieruń and Lędziny County
Project co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the Regional Operational Program of the Silesian Province for years 2014-2020
Priority axis: II. Digital Silesia
Action: 2.1. Support for the development of digital public services
Project implementation period: 21.07.2014 – 30.09.2022
Total value of the project: PLN 44 291 831,09
Grant value: PLN 36.215.079,94
The subject of the project is the modernization of databases, mainly national geodetic and cartographic resources, in order to update them and increase their reliability by ensuring compliance of their content with the corresponding real image in geographical area, along with adjusting their structure and attributes corresponding to new legal regulations contained in amended orders issued to the Geodetic and Cartographic Law.
The project included in particular:
- comprehensive modernization of land and building records,
- creation of complete databases BDOT500 and GESUT,
- digitalization of registers, records and other source resources kept so far in hard copy,
- adaptation of databases of the National Geodetic and Cartographic Resource to legal requirements and new conceptual models,
- purchase of new equipment for digitalization and data storage,
- launch of e-services for the public.
Activities undertaken under the project are aimed at increasing the institutional capacity of performing statutory tasks by local government units, while providing both, public administration and society (database users), with access to high-quality data and electronic services at the highest possible level. In order to achieve the above-mentioned project objectives, the existing ICT systems (domain and GIS) and technical infrastructure were expanded.
The result of the project is the increase in the level of citizens’ satisfaction with services provided by local government administration, and improvement of the quality, reliability and validity of databases created at the county level.
Information regarding the Leader – Dąbrowa Górnicza
Dąbrowa Górnicza is an important center in the Upper Silesia and Zagłębie Metropolis, the largest city in the region by area, and the ninth largest city in Poland. The city covers an area of 188.7 km2, and its population density is 637.2 people/km2.
Dąbrowa Górnicza has 118 285 residents, of whom 52.2% are women, and 47.8% are men. The average age of residents is 44.7 which is slightly higher than the average age of residents of the Province of Silesia and higher than the average age of the entire Polish population. 350 people per every 1000 residents of Dąbrowa Górnicza work. It is a much higher result than the result for the Province of Silesia and Poland as a whole.
The city has a very well-developed transportation network, including 6 public roads classified as regional roads or higher category roads passing through the city i.e.: S1 expressway, national road no.1, national road no. 94 etc. and 9 railway lines used for passenger or freight traffic, including 2 railway lines of national importance: Warszawa – Katowice and Dąbrowa Górnicza Ząbkowice – Kraków Główny.
Dąbrowa Górnicza is a space for social, business, cultural, ecological and sports activities. Thus, activity is the feature that distinguishes the city most strongly.
Dąbrowa Górnicza has over 41 km of biking paths and a wide range of hotels and catering facilities.
Within its borders there are four Pogoria lakes, extremely picturesque and attractive in terms of spending free time. The flagship monuments are the nineteenth-century basilica of Our Lady of the Angels , built in the neo-Gothic style, and the socialist realist Palace of Zagłębie Culture , which is also the center of cultural and artistic events. “Time travel” offers a multimedia route of the training mine “Sztygarka” . The “Nemo – world of entertainment” aquapark awaits the active.
Students study at two universities.
The City of Dąbrowa Górnicza cooperates with partner cities in Ukraine – the City of Alchevsk, Romania – the City of Cămpulung Moldovenesc and the City of Medias, and the Czech Republic – the City of Studénka.
Information regarding a Partner – Jaworzno
Jaworzno is a city with county rights located in the south of Poland in the Province of Silesia, at the border of Silesia and Małopolska Provinces, in the basin of Przemsza River and its tributary Biała Przemsza. The city covers an area of 152.4 km2, and its population density is 557.2 people/km2.
Jaworzno has 84 922 residents, of whom 52.2% are women, and 47.8% are men. The average age of residents is 43.7 and is comparable to the average age of residents of the Province of Silesia, yet it is slightly higher than the average age of the entire Polish population.
The city is located at the junction of the A4 highway and the S1 express road distance from international airports: 42 km to Kraków-Balice, 46 km to Katowice-Pyrzowice about 40 minutes by car to get to Kraków, 20 minutes to Katowice, 2 hours to Wrocław.
Jaworzno is a green city as the urbanized and built-up areas account only for 24.0% of its total area of the city, while green areas make up for 74.0%, of which agricultural land is 34.0% and forest land is 40.0%.
Jaworzno has many leisure and sports facilities where you can spend your free time and work on your physical condition. Attractive leisure spots in Jaworzno include above all “Sosina” Water Sports Center, Diving Center, GEOsfera Ecological and Geological Education Center, English Park, Gródek Park Arboretum in Jaworzno, one of the largest equestrian centers in Silesia in Ciężkowice, and an indoor swimming pool. A network of biking routes of the total length of 200 km covers all parts of the city. 12 km of biking paths – properly marked roads or sections thereof, intended for bicycle traffic allow bikers to move around the city in a collision-free manner.
Information regarding a Partner – Sosnowiec
Sosnowiec has 197 586 residents, of whom 52.8% are women, and 47.2% are men. The average age is 45.7 and is higher than the average age of residents of the Province of Silesia and higher than the average age of the entire Polish population.
254 people per every 1000 residents of Sosnowiec work. It is a lower result than the result for the Province of Silesia but comparable to the result for Poland as a whole.
The city has a very good communication network with 5 public roads, classified as regional or higher category roads, passing through the city of Sosnowiec i.e. S1 expressway from Pyrzowice to the border with Slovakia, S86 expressway, national road No. 79 Warsaw-Bytom, national road No. 86 Podwarpie – Tychy and national road No. 94 Zgorzelec – Korczowa. 7 railway lines used for passenger or freight traffic cross the city of Sosnowiec, the main lines being Warsaw – Katowice and Jaworzno-Szczakowa – Mysłowice. Sosnowiec enjoys over 50 km of biking paths.
The city has many leisure, sports, cultural and historic sites. One of the most interesting places to see in Sosnowiec is the 19th century Heinrich Dietel Palace. The Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary with polychromes by Włodzimierz Tetmajer and Henryk Uziembło is a pearl of sacred architecture.
Sosnowiec has 7 cultural institutions, including Zagłębie Theater, Sosnowiec Art Center Sielecki Castle, Zagłębie Mediateka or Jan Kiepura City Club. The newest developments include the concert hall at the Music School Complex and MUZA show and concert hall.
Information regarding a Partner – Tychy
Tychy is a city with 120 534 residents, 52.5% of whom are women, and 47.5% are men. The average age of residents is 43 and is comparable to the average age of residents of the Province of Silesia and comparable to the average age of the entire Polish population.
381 people per every 1000 residents of Tychy work. It is a much higher result than the result for the Province of Silesia and Poland as a whole.
The city has a well-developed transportation network with public transport based on buses and trolleybuses.
It takes half an hour to get from Tychy to Katowice-Pyrzowice airport (58km in a straight line), and Kraków-Balice airport (65 km in a straight line), and one hour to get to the border with the Czech Republic (30 km) or Slovakia (55 km).
4 major public roads classified as regional or higher category roads pass through the City of Tychy, including S1 expressway from Pyrzowice to the border with Slovakia, national road DK1 Gdańsk – Zwardoń, national road DK 44 which connects Provinces of Silesia and Małopolska, and national road DK 86 going to Łódź.
5 railway lines used for passenger and freight traffic, including one of national importance from Katowice to Zwardoń, cross the city.
Tychy ranks third among cities of Silesia in terms of green areas which cover approx. 31% of the city. The City of Tychy is surrounded by Pszczyna Forests, a remnant of primeval Pszczyna Forest, and Katowice and Murcki Forest which are a part of the Upper Silesia Industrial Area Forest Protection Belt. The residents can enjoy over 67 km of biking paths and 9 bicycle routes, located mostly in the surrounding forests.
Tychy is also a home to active cultural institutions recognized also outside the city. The city is proud of AUKSO Chamber Orchestra of the City of Tychy, Teatr Mały Theatre, Tychy Brewery Museum or the Municipal Cultural Center which organizes a number of festivals famous throughout the region and across Poland, such as the Silesian Guitar Autumn.
Information regarding a Partner – Powiat będziński
Będzin County is located in the central part of Silesia Province. The County covers an area of 364 km2 and has approx. 147 thousand residents. It is a place with a rich history, as evidenced by numerous monuments which attract tourists. Będzin County also offers an opportunity to relax in the bosom of nature – forest walks, water reservoirs, and rich flora and fauna.
The County includes eight districts – four cities: Będzin, Czeladź, Wojkowice and Sławków, one urban and rural district: Siewierz, and three rural districts: Bobrowniki, Psary and Mierzęcice.
Będzin located on the Czarna Przemsza River was granted city rights in 1358 and is the heart of the County. A medieval castle is a special point of interest. The stronghold is currently a home to a collection of weapons – the castle is one of the seats of the Museum of Zagłębie. The museum collections are also displayed in the baroque Mieroszewski Palace, where, apart from historical and ethnographic exhibitions, you can also admire beautiful, historic interiors. Będzin also has the following historic churches: Holy Trinity Church, St. Dorothy Church and St. Catherine Church. Traces of Jewish culture can also be found in the city. Będzin is also known for its unique riveted water tower which is an interesting industrial monument. Today, Będzin is an important industrial, commercial and cultural center. The highest hill in the County is located in Będzin i.e. Mount Dorotka in Będzin-Grodziec (382 m above sea level).
The City of Czeladź is situated in the southwestern part of Będzin County. The history of the city dates back to the 13th century. The original urban layout of the city dates back to the Middle Ages and is an unquestionable tourist attraction. The Church of St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr is located by the market square. The second half of the 19th century was the period of intense industrialization in the city – two coal mines were opened within its borders: Czeladź and Saturn. It was then that Czeladź became a typical industrial city. Today, technical monuments like the Gallery of Contemporary Art in the Saturn mine, and workers’ housing estates are a reminder of the city’s industrial past. The city and district of Siewierz include the city of Siewierz and 10 villages. Siewierz is a home to many places of interest, including a 15th-century castle, today an important cultural, entertainment and recreational center, Romanesque church of St. John the Baptist built around year 1140 (one of the oldest monuments in the Province of Silesia), market square with well-preserved urban layout, numerous historic buildings, and Saint Matthias Church.
Wojkowice is a city formed through the incorporation of towns existing during the former administrative arrangement: Wojkowice Komorne, Żychcice and Kamyce. First mentions of Żychcice and Wojkowice Komorne date back to the 13th century. Present-day Wojkowice was granted city rights in 1962. The city has a lot of green areas. Residents and visitors can enjoy themselves in the municipal park located close to the City Hall building. Remains of Jowisz mine are a reminder of the industrial past of Wojkowice. A point of interest is the Church of St. Anthony of Padua with strong references to the tradition of neo-baroque architecture whose construction began in 1929 according to the design of Stefan Szyller and Wiesław Kononowicz.
The town of Sławków is situated in the eastern part of the Silesia Province, on the bank of the Biała Przemsza River. Sławków is home to one of the oldest brick defensive structures in southern Poland – the castle of Krakow bishops which dates back to the second half of the 13th century. The Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross dates back to the same period. Undoubtedly, the market square with well-preserved urban layout and the 18th century Austeria inn is worth of interest.
Bobrowniki is the oldest rural district in the county. The district includes 8 villages. Bobrowniki is known for its wonderful natural areas: water reservoirs in Rogoźnik, the southern slope of Mount Dziewicza in Myszkowice or the southern slope of Mount Buczyna in Rogoźnik. The district is also a home to interesting monuments of sacred architecture like the wooden church of St. Lawrence, St. Jacob Church in Sączów and All Saints Church in Siemonia.
Psary district consists of 10 villages. It was established in its present form in 1973. Residents of this area were involved in farming, and mining which was also developed here. Ore mining existed in the area of Mount Siewierz since the earliest times. Iron ore, coal and limestone were mined there. Równa Góra, the highest hill in Psary, offers a wonderful view of the entire district and the surrounding towns. Another hill – Mount Siewierz, is a place highly valued by paragliders and pilots.
Mierzęcice is situated in the central part of the Silesian Upland. Przeczyce and Siewierz Lagoon, located within the borders of the district, was formed as a result of closing the barrier on the gorge section of the Czarna Przemsza River in Boguchwałowice, and construction of a dam. The 19 km long coastline of the lagoon is a home to unique species of flora and fauna, such as red-necked grebes and black-headed gulls. Sailing harbors, where camps, cruises and sailing regattas are organized, function and develop more and more dynamically by the reservoir. Mierzęcice is situated in a hilly area with two distinct hills (in Nowa Wieś and Mount Ostra Góra in Toporowice) which offer an opportunity to enjoy a panorama of the nearby towns in good weather.
Information regarding a Partner – Powiat bieruńsko – lędziński
Bieruń and Lędziny County is located in the eastern part of Silesia Province. The County covers an area of 158 km2 and has approx. 60 thousand residents. Population density is 374 people/km2.
323 people per every 1000 residents of Bieruń and Lędziny County work which is a much higher result than the result for the Province of Silesia and Poland.
The district includes:
municipal districts (towns): Bieruń, Imielin and Lędziny
rural districts: Bojszowy and Chełm Śląski
A4 motorway, S1 expressway, national road No. 44 and regional roads No. 931, 934 and 780 pass through Bieruń and Lędziny County.
The County has over 38 km of biking paths.
The County is an attractive partner for cooperation in various fields such as economy, education, culture and recreation. The industrial character of the county was shaped mainly by the development of coal mining, however large green areas encourage the growth of recreation, tourism and sport activities. The county continually revitalizes post-industrial areas in order to improve the quality of life of their residents.