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Lubelskie Voivodeship

Lubelskie Voivodeship is a regional self-government entity performing the tasks of the public administration body. The main areas of activities of the Lubelskie Voivodeship are as follows: public education, healthcare and health promotion, culture and protection of cultural heritage, welfare, family-friendly policies, modernization of rural areas, spatial planning, environmental protection, water resources management, labour market, public roads and transport. Moreover, it deals with regional innovation systems, strategic planning processes and financial administration.
The Board of the Lubelskie Region is responsible for regional policymaking and policy improvement as well as creating strategic documents, including:

  • Development Strategy for the Lubelskie Voivodeship (DS LV 2020)

  • Spatial Development Plan of the Lubelskie Voivodeship

  • Regional Innovation Strategy for the Lubelskie Voivodeship (RIS LV 2020)

  • Regional Operational Programme for the Lubelskie Voivodeship (ROP LV)

  • Sectoral strategies and development programmes.

Concerning the strategic objectives of regional development, the Lubelskie Region aims to: 

  • increase the urbanization of the region

  • reconstruct the agriculture and development of rural areas

  • achieve selective development of the region’s potential in the fields of knowledge, qualifications, technological advancement, entrepreneurship and innovation

  • reach a functional, spatial, social and cultural integration of the region.


Lubelskie Voivodeship
Województwo Lubelskie
Marshal’s Office of the Lubelskie Voivodeship
ul. Grottgera 4, 
20-029 Lublin, Poland

Katarzyna Kiszczak, Project Manager

Department of Regional Development


Information about the RIS3 of the partner region:

Regional level document: “Regional Innovation Strategy for the Lubelskie Voivodeship 2020”
Legal owner: Lubelskie Voivodeship
Web: www.lubelskie.pl and www.rsi.lubelskie.pl

Key challenges for the innovation policy

The Regional Innovation Strategy for the Lubelskie Voivodeship 2020 elaborates in detail the Development Strategy for the Lubelskie Voivodeship 2020 concerning the development of research and innovation for smart specialisation. The strategy mission is to: 

  • Support the selective model of the Voivodeship development based on the creative innovation model, and
  • Initiate the process of technological and non-technological transformation of endogenous development potentials leading to: 
    • an increase of knowledge absorption capabilities and productivity of the economy (by 2020)
    • diversification of the economy structure 
    • and an increase of the share of industries and services with high added value and high growth potential in the economy (by 2030).

The economy of Lubelskie is dominated by low and medium-low technology sectors and the mission of the strategic development is to actively engage in technological as well as non-technological transformation of these sectors. As a diagnosis of the previous experience of the OECD countries shows, it should produce effects comparable to the effects of investments in the high technology sectors.

Smart Specialisation Areas in the Lubelskie Region:

Four areas of regional smart specialisation for the Lubelskie Region have been identified:
  • Bioeconomy
  • Medicine and health
  • Low carbon emission energy
  • IT and automation.

Main objectives of the RIS3

The major objective of the RIS3 for the Lubelskie Voivodeship is to build an effective entrepreneurial discovery process for regional growth in the areas of highest potential as well as good communication between the stakeholder groups that addresses the strategy’s priorities (business, science and research, business environment and public administration). The vision of development of the Lubelskie Voivodeship, as specified in the Regional Innovation Strategy for the Lubelskie Voivodeship 2020, assumes that the region will: 
  • Effectively use its endogenous potential
  • Create products and services with high added value
  • Be open to innovation
  • Cooperate and link with the outside world both economically and scientifically.


Two priorities of the 2014-2020 perspective described in the Regional Operational Programme for the Lubelskie Voivodeship 2014-2020 are essential for the implementation of the Regional Innovation Strategy for the Lubelskie Voivodeship 2020:
  • Priority 1. Research and Innovation and
  • Priority 3. Competitiveness of Enterprises.

For priority 1 the allocation of funding amounts to PLN 100,4 mln (4,5%) and for priority 3 it amounts to PLN 291,6 mln (13,07%). The specific objectives are strongly linked to cooperation between science and business sectors in order to:
  • Increase R&D commercialization activity and enterprise’s R&D activity
  • Support SMEs’ development
  • Increase of the share of international trade for SMEs and the use of innovation by SMEs.

Additionally, there are a few national programmes co-financed with EU funds that are dedicated to R&D support and SME competiveness: 
  1. Operational Programme Smart Growth 2014-2020
  2. Operational Programme Eastern Poland 2014-2020
  3. as well as programmes at the EU level (i.e. H2020, COSME). 

Information about the RIS3 monitoring of the partner region

The system for monitoring and evaluation exists in the Lubelskie Region and is conducted by the Marshall Office of the Lubelskie Voivodeship with the crucial role of the regional stakeholders who support the system with knowledge and information. The main elements of the RIS3 monitoring strategy which are actually under implementation are: general logic (contextual indicators), focuses, innovation process development and measurement, instruments and main outputs. The Marshall Office of the Lubelskie Voivodeship is also analysing the access path of indicators. It is worth mentioning, that there is no strict cohesion between national RIS3 monitoring and the regional one. The national units monitor the situation in the regions based on the national needs based mainly on the public data resources. There was conducted a project: "ex-ante evaluation of a non-competitive project called "Monitoring of the National Smart Specialisation" of the Operational Programme 2014-2020 of Intelligent Development conducted by Polish Agency for Enterprise Development, however, the determined indicators and special information platform is under development. 

Due to the fact that the RIS LV 2020 is one of the strategies supporting the implementation of DS LV 2020, the monitoring and evaluation system of RIS LV 2020 is an integral part of the monitoring and evaluation system of the DS LV 2020

Similarly to the system for the DS LV 2020 monitoring, the system for the RIS LV 2020 monitoring is based on indicators described in terms of base and target values (available for 2014 and 2020/2030).

The most important indicators of the RIS LV 2020 monitoring defined at the level of the DS LV 2020 monitoring include:

  • GDP per capita,
  • labour market indicators,
  • gross value added per 1 person employed in agriculture compared to the national average,
  • the share of graduates in mathematics, natural sciences, technical and medical sciences per total number of graduates,
  • the share of persons aged 25-64 studying and going through additional training in total population in that age group (adult continuing education),
  • the share of spending on R&D activity in the region's GDP.

To refine such a generally defined monitoring system (which is based on 186 indicators), the research on information needs in the area of effective monitoring and evaluation of the Regional Innovation Strategy of the Lublin Voivodship until 2020 was conducted and a catalog of NACE codes which fits into the regional areas of smart specializations was defined. The results obtained in this way became the basis for launching the RIS3 monitoring system (an integral part of RIS LV 2020), based on the scorecard (which is a strategic management instrument that indicates what should be measured to best assess the effectiveness of the regional innovation system), covering the following categories of indicators: as aforementioned indicators defined in the RIS LV 2020, indicators of vision, indicators of priority, benchmarking indicators (connected with the advancement of the Lubelskie Voivodeship in the Regional Innovation Ranking), indicators of goal and indicators of good co-management index.