RegioStars 2014

February 26, 2013

Funding Scheme: 2013-02-26

Pgm2014 2020: Yes


As every year, EU celebrates its cities and its regions via RegioStars Awards, the 2014 edition is already being prepared. In this context, EU calls for innovative projects that respond to the objectives of Europe 2020 strategy.


Hot on the heels of the highly successful 2013 edition of RegioStars, recognising innovation in EU Regional Policy, the deadline for the next round of Awards is fast approaching. If you have run an innovative project financed through EU Structural Funds, why not apply for this prestigious award? We are looking for projects that contribute, in their individual way to the goals of the EU’s Europe 2020 Strategy – smart and green growth for all. This year’s Award Categories include actions targeted at youth unemployment and smart transport solutions for cities, as well as, for the first time, a category dedicated to EU Major Projects – of which the total investment (VAT included) is above €50 million.

Each programme can submit one application per category. The five award categories for 2014 are:

SMART GROWTH: SME innovation SUSTAINABLE GROWTH: Green growth and jobs through Bio-economy INCLUSIVE GROWTH: Creating jobs for the young generation CITYSTAR: Investment projects in sustainable urban public transport Major Investment Projects: Energy efficiency and the low-carbon economy.

Applications must be received by 19 April 2013.

The selected finalists will showcase their projects before an independent jury during the next OPEN DAYS- European Week of Regions and Cities in Brussels in early October 2013.

To see the guide for applicants and register, visit the RegioStars website.

Further information:

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