Cohesion Policy: Commission announces winners of the 2018 RegioStars 2018 awards

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10/10/2018

Yesterday, Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Creţu held the annual ceremony announcing the winners of the RegioStars awards, rewarding this year’s best Cohesion Policy projects. And the winners are:

Category 1) Supporting smart industrial transition: Business and Shared Services Centre, a business centre in the town of Fundão, Centro region, Portugal

Category 2) Transition towards a sustainable, low-carbon economy: TeKiDe - textile fibre recycling, a project that makes new textiles from cotton waste in Helsinki-Uusimaa, Finland, as part of a bio and circular economy hub attracting investment to the region;

Category 3) Better access to public services: Social Housing in the City of Ostrava, a social housing programme in the Czech Moravian-Silesian region;

Category 4) Addressing the migration challenge: Labour integration & social inclusion of refugees, a special integration programme in the Spanish region of Murcia which helps migrants find their place in society;

Category 5) Investing in cultural heritage: Nant Gwrtheyrn, an abandoned mining village on the north west Wales coast which has been restored to become a cultural centre. 

The Vista Alegre Heritage Museum in Portugal received the public choice award

Commissioner Creţu said: “RegioStars are true ambassadors of Cohesion policy. In our effort to better communicate what Europe is doing for its citizens, these projects are valuable assets and I hope they inspire many regions when they select EU-funded projects.” 

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