The RegioStars Awards will identify good practices in regional development, and highlight original and innovative projects that are attractive and inspiring to other regions.
In addition to the Public choice award, there are five RegioStars Award categories for 2019:
Category 1: Supporting smart industrial transition
Category 2: Achieving sustainability through low carbon emissions
Category 3: Creating better access to public services
Category 4: Tackling migration challenges
Category 5: Category of the year. The European Commission will announce this year’s theme in February.
The period to submit projects is running from 19 February to 9 of May 2019. An independent jury will select the finalists. Following a public vote, the Prizes will be awarded at the RegioStars ceremony during the EU regions week (7 October 2019).
Last year 21 projects were selected as finalists and six were rewarded. It is crucial that the competition attracts as many projects as possible, in order to showcase how Cohesion Policy supports people through innovation, economic growth and jobs creation at a regional level.
For more information on the RegioStars Awards, click here.