Release date: 26 February 2019
Promoter – Financial IntermediaryREPUBLIQUE DE POLOGNE - MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND HIGHER EDUCATION
The project will co-finance key scientific activities undertaken by the research institutes affiliated to the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS) in 2019 and 2020. Established in 1952, the PAS is a public law body and a scientific institution headquartered in Warsaw. It operates 72 research institutes and units located in the capital city and in other urban centres such as Gdansk, Gliwice, Krakow, Lodz, Lublin, Poznan and Wroclaw.
The scope of the financed R&D activities mainly concern activities classified as basic research, but excludes capital expenditures on infrastructure and major scientific equipment.
Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)
EUR 170 million
Total cost (Approximate amount)
EUR 381 million
As the operation is financing intangible scientific activities (mainly salaries of R&D staff, literature and digital resources), it does not fall under the Directive 2014/52/EU amending the environmental impact assessment (EIA) Directive 2011/92/EU. The research conducted by the PAS institutes and units addresses different fields and potential environmental issues such as the handling of toxic substances and studies with live animals. The EIB will verify the Promoter's standards and principles in this respect, in particular the adherence to the relevant EU Directives (Seveso, Directive 2010/63/EU for the protection of animals).
The EIB will require the Promoter to ensure that contracts for the implementation of the project shall be tendered in accordance with the relevant applicable EU procurement legislation (Directive 2014/24/EU as well as Directive 89/665/EEC) as interpreted by the Court of Justice of the EU, with publication of tender notices in the EU Official Journal, as and where required.
Signed - 16/07/2019
Before financing approval by the Board of Directors, and before loan signature, projects are under appraisal and negotiation. The data provided on this page is therefore indicative and cannot be considered to represent official EIB policy (see also the Explanatory notes).