Small sums of money can make a big difference if used in the right places.
The following selection represents a small cross-section of EU money-spending (Regional funding alone supports approximately 280,000 projects per year).
You now have the opportunity to vote for one project you like the most, by the end of November 2011.
For easier field orientation the projects have been classified into ten basic categories, which were created for the purpose of this competition.
A special report about the winning project will then feature on this website to give more detail about exactly how the funding made a Europe-wide difference.