On Monday April 13, a general assembly of GOM adopted a new Memorandum of Association to change the name of the association from the Gdansk Metropolitan Area to the Gdansk-Gdynia- Sopot Metropolitan Area.
This new name will come into use following its registration in the National Court Register (KRS). This process is now under way and should be completed by the end of May.
The changes voted for at the General Assembly of the association relate to the formalising the role of the association in order to access funding from the 2014-2020 EU budget.
OMG-G-S will also fulfil the functions of an Integrated Territorial Investment vehicle as well as be the Intermediary Body for the Regional Operational Programme for Pomorania in the years 2014-2020
During the meeting, which took place at Gdansk’s European Solidarity Centre, members of the association voted to change the statute to make it possible for the group to access funds of nearly 1 billion PLN.
The association so far numbers 50 local governments and more are expected to join in the coming months, including the city of Gdynia. This historic moment is expected to happen once the council of the city of Gdynia vote on the city’s membership next Wednesday (April 22). While we all wait with bated breath for the council’s decision we do at least know that Wejherowo, Jastarnia, Kosakowo, Krokowa and several other municipalities. who in recent years were part of the Norda Forum, will be joining the association.
The Gdansk-Gdynia-Sopot Metropolitan Area is currently inhabited by 1,507,000 people and is the fastest growing area in northern Poland and the southern part of the Baltic Sea Region.