EU regional policy helps European regions to advance together. It boosts economic growth, competitiveness and job creation – by investing billions of Euros each year, in thousands of innovative and ambitious projects throughout Europe. On March 31st, the Regiostars awards will honour 19 finalists, divided in 4 categories, and choose as winners the most inspirational and innovative EU-funded projects across the Member States.
23/06/2011This video showcases the “Amsterdam Smart City” project, supported by the EU through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). This initiative, under which individuals, businesses and local authorities are working together on 12 pilot-projects, aims to cut energy consumption and reduce the region’s carbon footprint in the medium to long term.
23/06/2011This video tells the story of Wim Kuiper, a resident of Geuzenveld in Amsterdam, who, along with his wife, is involved in the ‘Smart Meter’ scheme (one of various pilot-projects initiated as part of the ‘Amsterdam Smart City’ programme) co-funded by the EU under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). His testimony tells us more about a technology (based on inserting a smart card in the meter) which allows the couple to keep a detailed eye on their consumption and, as a result, to regulate it better.