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Submit your project to the REGIOSTARS 2023 competition!

28 / 04 / 2023
Category: Project News

The European Commission is accepting applications for the next edition of the REGIOSTARS competition. It promotes interesting projects co-financed by the EU that have improved economic, social and territorial cohesion.

Projects can be submitted in one of 6 categories:      

  1. A competitive and smart Europe
  2. Green Europe
  3. Connected Europe
  4. A social and inclusive Europe
  5. A Europe closer to citizens
  6. Theme of the year: European Year of Skills 2023

The prize for the winner in each category is a local communication campaign carried out in cooperation with the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO) to promote the awarded activities in the region.

The finalists will be invited to the final selection phase during the European Week of Regions and Cities in Brussels to:     

  • showing a short presentation of the project in front of the jury and the audience
  • conducting a short panel discussion with the jurors.

Before this stage, each of the Finalists will take part in a communication training.

How do I apply?

By May 12th 2023, please inform us (to the e-mail address: about your willingness to submit your project (only PBU projects) to the competition. The project should fall into one of the above thematic categories.

From among the submitted proposals, the JTS together with the Programme Managing Authority will select the five projects that best meet the criteria (only five projects can be submitted per programme).

Then, for the selected projects, the Managing Authority will issue letters of support.

In the next phase, beneficiaries of selected projects will have to submit an application via the REGIOSTARS online platform. Of course, we will help you in this regard.

Further information on the REGIOSTARS Awards 2023 can also be found on the EC website:

If you have questions related to the application process, please refer to the guide.

The winners of the REGIOSTARS Awards will be announced at a ceremony in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on 16th November.

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