RegioStars Awards identify good practices in regional development and highlight original and innovative projects that are attractive and inspiring to other regions.
The Award Categories for 2018 are:
1. Supporting smart industrial transition
2. Achieving sustainability through low carbon emissions
3. Creating better access to public services
4. Tackling migration challenges
5. Topic of the year 2018: Investing in cultural heritage
The prize for the winners will be a promotional video about the project, trophy and a RegioStars 2018 certificate. This year's award ceremony will take place on 9 October 2018 in Brussels during the European Week of Regions and Cities. Finalists will be invited to the ceremony and will receive a certificate and medal. The successful projects will be published in a brochure, issued by the European Commission and in a database of best practices published on the InfoRegio website.
Applications may be submitted by project managers, with the endorsement of the managing authority. Only 2 projects can be submitted per programme in each category.
Application forms should be sent by 15 April this year through the website: https://www.regiostarsawards.eu/login.php.
More information is available on the European Commission website: http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/regio-stars-awards.