The objective of the RegioStars Awards is to identify good practices in regional development and to highlight original and innovative projects which could be attractive and inspiring to other regions. The RegioStars awards form part of the Commission's Regions for Economic Change initiative, which aims to highlight good practice in urban and regional development.
The Award Categories for 2014 are:
1: Smart Growth: SME innovation
2: Sustainable Growth: Green growth and jobs through Bio-economy
3: Inclusive Growth: Creating jobs for the young generation
4: CityStar: Investment projects in sustainable urban public transport
5: Major Investment Projects: Energy efficiency and the low carbon economy
Applications should be sent by 19 April 2013 to the electronic address REGIO-STARS@ec.europa.eu . The selected finalists will have the opportunity to showcase their projects before an independent jury during the eleventh annual European Week of Regions and Cities - OPEN DAYS 2013. The Award ceremony itself will take place in Brussels in early 2014.