Every year, the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) identifies and rewards three EU regions which show an outstanding and innovative entrepreneurial policy strategy, irrespective of their size, wealth and competences. Regions, cities or any other local or regional institution with the political competence to implement an entrepreneurial vision are invited to apply for the European Entrepreneurial Region Award.
The lead theme of the EER 2021 call for applications is Entrepreneurship for a green and sustainable future. The three most forward-thinking and promising visions with a credible implementation plan are granted the label “European Entrepreneurial Region” (EER) for the specific year. Implementation of the prize-winning regional strategies will be monitored throughout the award year by the EER jury, which is composed of CoR members, representatives of EU institutions and social partners.
At the end of the year, the EER Award jury visits the awarded territories in order to verify the progress made and provide them with an objective outside view on their policies. The main results and achievements of the EER 2021 winners will also be shared and discussed among regional and local authorities through the EER network.
The deadline for the submission of applications to the 2021 Award is 31 March 2020.
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