Operational program environment (OPE) 2014 - 2020

The OPE 2014-2020 aims to protect the environment and ensure its quality for the sake of Czech inhabitants’ lives. It also aims to support effective usage of resources, elimination of negative externalities of human activity upon the natural environment and alleviate the impacts of climate change. The goal of this program is to reduce emissions, boost energetic efficiency and increase the share of renewables among sources of energy. This OP is financed from the EU Solidarity Fund and EU Fund for Regional Development. The sum designated to this program is 2.5 billion EUR.

The range of applicants is very broad — government institutions, autonomous units, schools, scientific and research facilities, corporate bodies and natural persons may apply. The maximum extent of subsidy is 90 % of project expenditures. One may apply only in reaction to a bid for a specific area of activity. We monitor your opportunities for you.

Prioroty axis 1 — Imporving water quality and decreasing risks of flooding

Goals of this axis:

  • To decrease amounts of pollutants released into surface and underground waters from communal sources and to secure availability of drinkable water of sufficient quality and in sufficient quantity.
  • To decrease contamination of surface and underground water by pollutants in the area.
  • To protect urban areas against flooding.
  • To support preventive anti-flooding measures.

Examples of supported activities:

  • Adjustments of water streams, protection of underground waters.
  • Construstion, recovery and renovation of sewerage, water treatment facilities and sources of drinkable water.
  • Construction, modernization and intensification of waste water treatment facilities.
  • Protection against flooding.

Priority axis 2 — Improvement of air quality in residential areas

Goals of this axis:

  • Reducing emissions from local heating of households which contribute to exposing inhabitants to concentrations of pollutants which exceed a set limit.
  • Reducing emissions from stationary sources which contribute to exposing inhabitants to concentrations of pollutants which exceed a set limit.
  • Improving a system for surveying, assessing and predicting progress in air quality changes and for predicting weather, climate and condition of the Earth’s ozone layer.

Examples of supported activities:

  • Reducing rates of pollution by harmful substances (replacing and renewing furnaces, filter, separators, etc.).
  • Broadening and renovation of systems for centralised heat distribution.
  • Introduction and regeneration of isolative green vegetation.
  • Purchasing vehicles which run on alternative fuels.

Priority axis 3 — Waste and material streams, environmental burdens and dangers

Goals of this axis:

  • To prevent creation of rubbish and to decrease harmful properties thereof.
  • To increase the share of material and energetic utilization of waste.
  • To remove prohibited landfills and to recultivate old landfills.
  • To remove and inventarize envitonmental burdens.
  • To decrease environmental risks and to develop systems for their control.

 Examples of supported activities:

  • Innovative technologies for prevention of waste production and handling.
  • Reusage of products.
  • Facilities for handling dangerous waste.
  • Facilities for collection, sorting and modification of waste.
  • Removal and recultivation of landfills.
  • Removal of environmental burdens, sanation.

Priority axis 4 — Protecting and caring for nature and land

Goals of this axis:

  • To strengthen biodiversity.
  • To strenghten natural functions of land ecosystems.
  • To increase quality of environment near residences.

Examples of supported activities

  • Increasing and sustaining the viability and functionality of land features.
  • Strengthening biodiversity.
  • Care for protected areas.
  • Creation and restoration of marshlands.
  • Stabilization and sanation of consequences in instances of soil instability on hills.

Priority axis 5 — Energy savings

Goal of this axis:

  • Reducing the energetic demand of public buildings and increasing the usage of energy from renewable sources.

Examples of supported activities:

  • Improving of technical properties in heating peripheral constructions of buildings.
  • Reducing consumption of electricity.
  • Changing source of heat.

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