The Central Baltic Programme 2014-2020 finances result orientated cross-border cooperation projects in Estonia, Finland (incl Åland), Latvia and Sweden

Our projects have applied for Regiostars!

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 12:00
Every year, the European Commission awards those EU-funded projects, which demonstrate excellence and new approaches in regional development.

We at the Central Baltic Programme are thrilled to have endorsed two of our projects to the Regiostars Awards competition!
  • eMesai is developing a sustainable  cross-border cooperation model for ICT sector SMEs to increase export to Sub-Saharan Africa, India and UAE countries.
  • ActiveMoms is focusing on social inclusion of women staying at home with their pre-school-age children through employment, entrepreneurship, networking and volunteering in Latvia and Estonia.
The Regiostars are awarded to projects in five thematic categories (smart, green, fair, urban and a topic of the year). The competition aims at identifying good practices in regional development and highlighting innovative, EU-funded projects, which could be attractive and inspiring to other regions and project managers. 

Nominated projects will now be evaluated by a jury chaired by Michel Barnier and finalists will be announced in early September. Finalists will be invited to present their projects during the #EURegionsWeek from 11 to 14 October. Winners will be unveiled during the Awards Ceremony, that this year will be held on 2 December in Dubrovnik. In addition to five official categories, the public will decide on its own winner among the finalists through a public on-line vote and award the Public choice award to one of the projects. 

Wish our projects luck and keep an eye on the Regiostars website to vote for them in the public vote!

Regiostars are awarded every year since 2003 by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy.

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Regiostars awards 2021