The REGIOSTARS Awards are a yearly competition, organised by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO). It aims at identifying good practices in regional development and highlighting innovative, EU-funded projects, which could be attractive to other regions and project managers.
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 across Europe, participating projects are in the spotlight of communication activities at European level.
Each year hundreds of projects compete in five categories: Smart Europe, Green Europe, Fair Europe, Urban Europe, and the topic of the year. The public can participate by voting for their favourite project among all finalists for the public choice award. By bringing about solutions to common challenges and tapping into the biggest opportunities, the Regiostars have inspired regions to deliver evermore-impactful EU regional policy.
The independent jury selected 25 finalists, 5 for each category. The winners of each category and the public choice award were announced at the award ceremony on 2 December:
SMART Europe: Increasing the competitiveness of local businesses in a digital world
- Integration 3D metal printing - Learn more about this project
GREEN Europe: Green and resilient communities in urban and rural setting
- ICCARUS (Gent knapt op) - Learn more about this project
FAIR Europe: Fostering inclusion and anti-discrimination
- TREE - Training for integrating Refugees in the Euregion - Learn more about this project
URBAN Europe: Promoting green, sustainable and circular food systems in functional urban areas
- THE TRAVELLING SOLIDARY CANNERY - Learn more about this project
TOPIC OF THE YEAR: Enhancing green mobility in the regions: European Year of Rail 2021
- North-West Multimodal Transport Hub - Learn more about this project
Public choice award
- BEGIN - Learn more about this project
For more information on the winners and finalists, please see here.
- Publication date
- 3 December 2021
- Public and stakeholder involvement