Tour no. 4

Local Action Group "Bobrza River Basin"
One of the foundations of rural development is creating favourable working conditions for local communities. It becomes particularly important with regard to young women living in rural areas, who often try to reconcile their professional and family life. Development in this area takes place not only by supporting entrepreneurship and the creation of new companies, but also by providing adequate infrastructure for the benefit of entire families, and women in particular, who often face the dilemma - work or home? Participants of the trip to the area of operation of LAG "Bobrza River Basin", at the beginning, will learn how the self-government authorities of Miedziana Góra and Strawczyn municipalities cope with this challenge.
In the next section, we will stop by a local company which, thanks to receiving EU funds, was able to develop its activities and set an example of entrepreneurship in the historic 17th-century Old Polish Industrial District.
An additional advantage of this trip is a visit to Oblęgorek - a picturesque village where the Nobel Prize winner for Literature, Henryk Sienkiewicz's manor house is located. Today, this place serves as a branch of the National Museum in Kielce.
Main topics:
- gender equality and access to employment,
- entrepreneurship support,
- climate protection/passive building.

Nursery in Miedziana Góra
First public nursery in Miedziana Góra municipality. The investment was carried out within the European Social Fund as part of the project "Mum and Dad go back to work". This project is based on the need for equality between women and men in all aspects of life, including access to employment, career development and ensuring a work-life balance.
As part of the concept of increasing access to childcare for children under the age of three, this modern, fully equipped facility for 48 children was created, providing free care for the first 18 months. It is a so-called passive building, the applied technology guarantees low energy consumption.
Total value of the project: PLN 3.264.505,00 (ca. EUR 719.053,00).

Public kindergarten in Strawczyn
The facility includes a single-division nursery for 16 children and a five-division kindergarten for 120 children. The kindergarten is a modern passive building, equipped with technologies enabling the minimization of energy consumption during work, adapted to the needs of disabled people.
Laureate of the nationwide #BeActive competition organised within the European Sports Week (2019).

The investment was financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

Total value of the project: PLN 6.300.000,00 (ca. EUR 1.387.665,00). EU funding amounted to PLN 3.100.000,00 (ca. EUR 682.819,00) .

Makar Printing House - Marcin Karczewski
The company is located near the historic Blast Furnace Plant in Bobrza. It is a part of the Old Polish Industrial District from the 17th century, the center of the steel industry and mining. Provides offset printing, large format and visual advertising services.

The company received funding from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development within the EU budget for 2014-2020 (via LAGs) to expand its business and implement innovation.

The value of financial support: PLN 300,000.00 (ca EUR 66.079,00).

Henryk Sienkiewicz Manor House in Oblęgorek (Branch of the National Museum in Kielce)

The manor house that once belonged to the Polish Nobel laureate - Henryk Sienkiewicz, along with the village in which it is located, were described by him with the following words:

"Oblęgorek has charmed me completely. There are few villages so beautifully situated in the kingdom. The trees are overgrown, the park is huge, there are plenty of flowers, and the apple, pear and plum trees literally bend under the weight of the fruit. Abundance is unique and the view of branches covered with red apples is very lovely...
...There are plenty of flowers, especially blooming rose trees, so not only do the lungs breathe in fresh air, but the eyes also have something to look at. "

Today, this place belongs to the National Museum in Kielce, which operates here with a mission: To gather, protect and display heritage, to be open to the present day, to deserve the viewer's delight.
This modern cultural institution wishes to show the value of the past and to be a bridge between generations, implementing its mission through, for instance:
- care for the entrusted cultural heritage and its constant accumulation,
- modernity understood as: the introduction of a quality management system, project management and IT tools supporting communication, customer relations and process implementation,
- education,
- the uniqueness and attractiveness of exhibitions and artistic activities,
- building the image of a viewer-friendly organization in which it is worth to spend leisure time,
- conducting scientific, research and publishing activities,
- broadening knowledge and continuous improvement.
The National Museum in Kielce executed the project "Increasing the tourist attractiveness of the Henryk Sienkiewicz Palace in Oblęgorek through its modernization, renovation and reconstruction of elements of the historic park and the implementation of interactive sightseeing".

Its total value was PLN 3.346.820,00 (ca. EUR 73.185,00) and was co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.




„European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas".
Project co-financed from the European Union funds under the II Scheme of Technical Assistance measure "Polish Rural Network" of the Rural Development Programme for 2014-2020.
The Managing Authority of the Rural Development Programme for 2014-2020 – the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development.