2024 REGIOSTARS competition open until 31 May

The 2024 REGIOSTARS competition is open for applications until 31 May

The REGIOSTARS are Europe’s yearly awards for cohesion policy-funded projects that demonstrate excellence and new approaches in regional development.

2024 applications shall refer to a project that has received EU co-financing from the European Regional Development Fund, the Cohesion Fund, the European Social Fund, Just Transition Fund or a project which has received EU funding under any strand of Interreg programmes, starting earliest on 1 January 2014.

Only completed projects are considered. A completed project is a project which has carried out all the planned activities, has received its final financial contribution and has been declared closed by the project beneficiary and/or the Managing Authority.

This year, one can apply in five categories corresponding to cohesion policy objectives, as outlined below and in the guide for applicants. Projects must be completed at the moment of submission. An independent jury of academics will select up to 5 finalists per category, which will compete in a Final Round during the European Week of Regions and Cities in Brussels.

The REGIOSTARS are awarded to projects in five categories:

  •  Category 1) A COMPETITIVE AND SMART EUROPE- Promoting competitiveness, innovation and economic resilience 
  •  Category 2) A GREEN EUROPE- The green transition as the enabler of regional development 
  •  Category 3) A CONNECTED EUROPE- Enhancing mobility and connectivity between regions 
  •  Category 4) A SOCIAL AND INCLUSIVE EUROPE – Achieving a more inclusive Europe by harnessing regional talents 
  •  Category 5) A EUROPE CLOSER TO THE CITIZENS- Fostering the sustainable development of all types of territories 

As in previous years, the public will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite finalist for the Public Choice Award.

The application period is open until 31 May 2024.

To create an account for application,  please see full details at this link: Home | REGIOSTARS (regiostarsawards.eu)

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