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The objective of the RegioStars Awards is to identify good practices in regional development and to highlight original and innovative projects which could be attractive and inspiring to other regions.

RegioStars 2015

Launch of the 2015 RegioStars Awards

Regiostrars 2015 Today marks the launch of the RegioStars Awards 2015 by the European Commission's Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy.
As in previous years, this edition of the RegioStars Awards will be putting the spotlight on the most inspiring and innovative European projects co-funded by the EU's Cohesion policy.

After being selected by an independent jury, project managers and representatives of the Managing Authorities of finalist projects will be invited to attend the RegioStars 2015 Awards Ceremony, which will take place during the 2015 Week of European Regions and Cities (OPEN DAYS).

A trophy and a "RegioStars Winner certificate" will be presented to the winning projects by EU Commissioner for Regional Policy, Corina Creţu and the President of the RegioStars Awards jury. A short video is also produced on each winning project, which can be used for promotional purposes.

The Award Categories for 2015 are:

  1. SMART GROWTH: Unleashing SME growth potential for a digital economy
  2. SUSTAINABLE GROWTH: Mobilizing investments in energy efficiency for the benefit of citizens and society
  3. INCLUSIVE GROWTH: Integrating in society those at risk of social exclusion
  4. CITYSTAR: Transforming cities for future challenges

Application forms can be filled in English, French or German. Applications should be sent by 28 February 2015 by the regional or local Managing Authority, or with the endorsement of this Managing Authority. The selected finalists will be informed by the end of May 2015. The Award ceremony itself will take place in Brussels during the OPEN DAYS on 13 October 2015. 

If you have any other questions contact us at regio-stars@ec.europa.eu .

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RegioStars 2014

In this 7th edition of RegioStars, the Jury singled out 19 shortlisted finalists from 80 projects on the basis of four key criteria: innovation, impact, sustainability and partnership. 4 projects outshined the competition: in Paredes (North Portugal), Cornwall (UK), West Wales and the Valleys (UK) and the Polish region of Gdynia.

More about Regiostars 2014

Previous years

The RegioStars Awards have been organised by the European Commission since 2008. 

See project descriptions and videos of past finalists and winners :

RegioStars 2014 RegioStars 2013 RegioStars 2012 RegioStars 2011
RegioStars 2010 RegioStars 2009 RegioStars 2008

 

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