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:
- SMART GROWTH: Unleashing SME growth potential for a digital economy
- SUSTAINABLE GROWTH: Mobilizing investments in energy efficiency for the benefit of citizens and society
- INCLUSIVE GROWTH: Integrating in society those at risk of social exclusion
- 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. More details and the Ghide can be found here.