REGIOSTARS show the best use of EU funds
This year’s competition counted the highest ever number of applicationsEuropost , Brussels
For the first time ever, this year's edition of the REGIOSTARS awards ceremony for the best Cohesion policy projects, happening during the 18th European Week of Regions and Cities, was fully digital.
This year’s competition counted the highest ever number of applications – 206 and high number of votes for the public choice’s category - 33,000. The winners were announced by the Commission.
The trophy for “Industrial transition for a smart Europe” went to 'ESA BIC Portugal', which promotes space technologies on innovative solutions to non-space markets. It is a pioneer in Europe, generating more than €11.5m in investments and 100 highly skilled jobs in 30 innovative startups.
The winner in the “Circular economy for a green Europe” category was 'Take the Cool Food Challenge'. This project has created an app where you can track the impact your meals have on the environment.
The award for “Skills and education for a digital Europe” went to e-Schools project, which has helped 10% of Croatian schools and around 50,000 teachers and 500,000 students to switch to a new level of education.
The star of the “Citizen engagement for cohesive European cities” category was 'SHICC - Sustainable Housing for Inclusive and Cohesive Cities' to support democratic organisations that develop and manage homes affordable to people with low and median incomes.
The specific 2020 category “Youth empowerment for cooperation across border - 30 years of Interreg” award was given to 'ENERGY@SCHOOL' for developing a scheme to train school students to become responsible for monitoring their school energy consumption.