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Malopolska Region

The Małopolska Region, in its present shape (a population of 3.2 million, which is 8.3% of the national population), is a result of the administrative reform introduced in Poland in 1998. The most important reason for introducing the reform was devolution and adjusting Polish administration to EU standards.

The principal tasks of the Małopolska Regional Government are: economic development, spatial planning, environmental protection, public utilities, education, promoting science and technological development, protecting cultural heritage, health care, social aid, public roads and transport, sports and tourism, protecting consumer rights, defence, public security, promotion of the region. The Regional Government consists of two bodies: the Sejmik and the Board.

Mission of the Malopolska Region: region of opportunity for the universal development of the people and a modern economy, strong from the activity of its residents, drawing on the heritage of its past, and maintaining its identity in a Europe undergoing integration.

For further information about the Malopolska Region please visit: Marshal Office of the Malopolska Region.