Lokalna Grupa Działania “Zielone Sąsiedztwo” has been operating in the area of Podkowa Leśna and Brwinów communities since 23 December 2008. Both towns are located within 30 km from Warsaw (southwestern part of Mazovia region). Our LAG covers with its activities the area of town and community of Brwinów and town of Podkowa Leśna.
Our mission and aims
We promote cooperation between three sectors: governmental, non-governmental, and private. In 1981 the Garden-City Podkowa Leśna urban plan, residential layout and greenery was added to Poland’s list of monuments. Brwinów community, that is older than Podkowa Leśna, used to be a summer resort and now is a location of several museums and world recognized folk group ‘Mazowsze’. The protection of the environment and supporting culture and tourism development are one of the main tasks which the Association, local leaders, and NGOs put in practice cooperating with the local self- government. The aim of Association ‘Green Neighbourhood’ is stimulation and integration of the local community. We focus on activity leading to sustainable development, protection and better use of our environmental and cultural heritage. Our activity concerns rural (Brwinów community) and small town areas (Podkowa Leśna). We organize trainings teaching how to win European grants and financing provided from the Program of Rural Areas Development for period 2007-2010 (PROW 2007-2013 Oś 4 LEADER) that enables recipients running local projects, including educational, art projects, and projects for seniors.
Our mission is activation and integration of local communities and building of common, well recognized in the country, brand of garden-cities in the suburbia of Warsaw and rural areas surrounding them as the group of local communities that worked out a good cooperation between each other in order to improve the quality of life of inhabitants.
Our goals focus on sustainable development of area we cover with our activity, implementation of guidelines of the Local Strategy of Development, more efficient exploitation of development potential of rural and small town areas, improvement of their competitiveness as places for living and conducting business activity, and also on activation and supporting the cooperation of local communities.
We also arranged cooperation between tree neighbouring garden cities: Brwinów, Podkowa Leśna and Milanówek. Unique character of these towns in natural way makes them co-operators in different fields of activity and especially in scope of tourism and local development.
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