Move 2 Warsaw
Relocation of the European Banking Authority and the European Medicines Agency to Poland
Why is Warsaw the prime location for EMA and EBA Agencies?
At the Heart of Europe
With its modern infrastructure, Warsaw provides an excellent living and working environment to its residents as a vibrant, dynamic, and well-connected urban hub. Its location at the heart of Europe ensures optimal air connectivity with the rest of the continent no matter where you’re heading: London, Vienna, or Tokyo. The Chopin international airport is only 20 minutes away from the city center by rail, and Warsaw’s accessibility is complemented by a convenient transport system
For all its dynamism, Warsaw also manages to be a highly affordable place to live, comparing very favorably to other European capitals.
Warsaw offers more than just modern standards of life. It prides itself on being an ever-changing city that’s steeped in history and culture, and the eclectic combination of old and new architecture gives it a unique feel complemented by a thriving cultural scene.
Additionally, green spaces cover as much as 28% of its city’s area. Warsaw also stands out as one of Europe’s safest cities. In OECD’s 2015 education ranking, Polish primary and secondary schools came 5th in Europe. Warsaw also stands out as one of Europe’s safest cities, confirming the location’s suitability for young working professionals.
Young Talent Pool
Young and educated people are one of Poland’s most valuable resources. With over 250 000 students including almost 20 000 international students, Warsaw offers a highly skilled talent pool generating growth and innovation across a variety of sectors.
Warsaw’s appeal as an increasingly cosmopolitan job market is reflected in the language skill set of its residents: over half of Poles speak at least one foreign language.
Financial Hub of the CEE Region
Poland has long been known for its robust, stable, and quickly developing banking sector, which plays a prominent role in global financial operations.
With 36 commercial banks, 29 branches of EU credit institutions, and 558 cooperative banks currently operating in Poland, the country offers a thriving market for international businesses as well as cross-border banking groups.
Innovative Life Sciences Sector
Poland has a long tradition of scientific research and a dynamic life sciences sector known for its high quality of applied clinical procedures, clinical drug trials, and R&D work.
Poland is home to over 100 global and Polish pharmaceutical companies which cooperate with prominent biotechnological institutes. As the largest pharmaceutical market in Central and Eastern Europe, Poland offers excellent working and research conditions for young professionals employed in the sector.
Move 2 Warsaw
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Warsaw – prime location for European Banking Authority
Stable and quickly developing banking sector offering an excellent environment for global businesses and cross-border business groups.
Biggest stock market of Central and Eastern Europe attracting a number of leading global financial institutions including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and JP Morgan.
Safe and crisis-resilient business environment with a proven track record of fostering innovation and digitalization of modern technologies across Europe.
EBA new premises
Warsaw’s proposed location for EBA’s new seat is the Kaskada office building, which will be available from December 2018. Kaskada is situated in one of Warsaw’s most prestigious areas on 12 Jana Pawła II St., which ensures proximity to the Chopin Airport as well as convenient bus, tram, and metro connections to the city’s most central areas.
The Kaskada building comprises the rentable area of 4150 sqm and the office space of 16 000 sqm, making it a suitable location for EBA even if the Agency expands in the future. In addition to satisfying all criteria concerning the space needed for offices, meeting rooms and off-site archiving, Kaskada offers an additional asset in the form of a spacious conference room located on the top floor.
Warsaw’s real estate is so vibrant and developed that it offers an array of similar properties that satisfy the relocation criteria. If needed, Poland is equipped to provide alternative locations that conform to the same standards.
Warsaw – prime location for European Medicines Agency
Dynamic life sciences sector renowned for its high quality of applied clinical procedures, clinical drug trials, patient safety, and R&D research.
Vibrant and innovative life sciences cluster of over 100 global and Polish pharmaceutical companies and prominent biotechnological institutes which coordinate their research and attract large amounts of foreign direct investment.
Skilled talent pool of over 30 000 pharmacists including young graduates from leading higher education institutions such as the Center for New Technologies at the University of Warsaw.