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Apply for the REGIOSTARS - Europe’s awards for the most innovative, regional projects

The RegioStars Awards are a yearly competition, organised by the European Commission's Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO) with the objective of identifying good practices in regional development and highlighting original and innovative projects which could be attractive and inspiring to other regions and project managers. The RegioStars Awards 2019 call for projects is now open.

  • Posted on: 04.03.2019

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Every year, the European Commission awards those EU-funded projects, which demonstrate excellence and new approaches in regional development. With the goal of inspiring other regions and project managers across Europe, participating projects are in the spotlight of communication activities at European level.

Thematic focus

The REGIOSTARS are awarded to projects in five thematic categories (smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, urban development and a topic of the year).

In 2019, the REGIOSTARS are focussed on five areas that are crucial for the future of EU regional policy:

  • promoting digital transformation;
  • connecting the green, blue and grey;
  • combatting inequalities and poverty;
  • building climate-resilient cities;
  • modernising health services.

High-level academics will assess the submitted project applications and crown the winners.

In addition, the public will decide on its own winner through a public on-line vote and award the Public choice award to one of the projects.

More details on the award categories is in the Guide for Applicants.

How to apply?

The Guide for Applicants provides you with all the necessary information to make your project a winner. Next to the detailed description of this year’s award categories, the eligibility and award criteria, this Guide contains a practical handbook to guide your through the process. 

The on-line application platform is open from 19 February until 9 May 2019.

The winners in the five categories, and the winner of the public choice, will receive their well-deserved price at the festive REGIOSTARS ceremony, to take place in Brussels in October 2019.

 

S&T field/scope: General | Affilation and Pillar: Research and innovation community | Geographical focus: Danube Region, EU Member States