The relationship between the Netherlands and Poland goes back centuries, and the Netherlands is one of the top 10 investors in Poland. Few people realise that Poland is a water country.
Because of the similarities of Poland and the Netherlands, both countries can benefit from collaboration on climate adaptation, water management, port development and inland waterways, and on water technology (circular economy).
Over the next few years, EUR 106 billion will be available for European subsidies, of which nearly EUR 28 billion will be for infrastructure and the environment. The most important programmes on water will be:
Poland is a strong partner for the Netherlands and a strategic partner on water for the Eastern Europe region as well as globally.
Polish-Dutch joint activities are facilitated with the support of amongst other the Partners for Water programme and the effort of Polish and Dutch organisations. Poland is one the countries identified in the International Water Ambition of the Government of the Netherlands. Besides hosting the Polis-Dutch partnership, NWP also: supports the water sector in obtaining business and market intelligence; establishes contacts in Poland; and matchmakes. Interested in Poland? Please contact Tim.
NWP actively collaborates with NLinBusiness, a not for profit Dutch Business Hub network and full service platform that helps Dutch entrepreneurs (SME) to set foot in new export markets. NLinBusiness helps them to expand their international business by introducing them to relevant service providers and networks. Find out more about their services and network in Poland and Warsaw by visiting their dedicated web page (in Dutch) on their 'City of Opportunity – Warsaw'.