1st Best national practice and experience from Poland

 

General information

 

Name of the good practice: The „Central Registration and Information on Economic Activity“ (CEIDG)
Name of the organisations in charge: Ministry of Economy of Poland
Website of the organisation https://prod.ceidg.gov.pl/CEIDG.CMS.ENGINE/?D;f124ce8a-3e72-4588-8380-63e8ad33621f
E-mail of the organisation https://www.gov.pl/web/rozwoj/
City Warsaw
Country Poland
Year 2011
Length of the project/practice 6 years
Is the project/practice ongoing? Yes
Link to the training program Online business registration system to make Poland’s entrepreneurs’ life easier.
Language of the practice/program Polish / English

 

Presentation/Description of the method

The „Central Registration and Information on Economic Activity“ (CEIDG) system has been launched by the Ministry of Economy of Poland as an online one-stop-shop tool for Polish entrepreneurs for registration, updating and finding information about other businesses.

 

General objectives

  1. It aims at building a centralised database of business activities in Poland and registering online business activities.
  2. The electronic exchange of relevant data between all the institutions involved in the process of registration.
  3. Once registered in CEIDG, the entrepreneurs can go online to change their registry entries, temporarily suspend activity and even close the business, without having to visit any government offices.

 

Why it has been selected as good practice

  1. The latest data provided online shows that the system is now running at a rate of more than 20 000 transactions a day. By now, entrepreneurs have made 3 million entries into the CEIDG.
  2. CEIDG is an element of the Polish Single Point of Contact Network.The project has been extended to cover with services all other procedures connected with business activity in Poland.
  3. The electronic exchange of relevant data between all the institutions involved in the process of registration.
  4. Bureaucratically-friendly, as users are not forced to visit any government offices for their enterprise registration.

 

Final comments

The CEIDG system coordinates all authorities involved in the business registration process in Poland. This portal facilitates business creation for both entrepreneurs from Poland and abroad. It doesn’t only offer information and services for business establishment, it also offers the possibility to look for other firms and enables cooperation between companies.