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Welcome to the REGIOSTARS Awards 2021 online submission platform

The REGIOSTARS Awards are a yearly competition, organised by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy. It 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


Webstreaming: "REGIOSTARS Awards 2021: all you need to know about the application process"

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This session illustrates the award categories, presents the visuals and communication materials that can be used to promote the competition and includes a step by step explanation of the application platform in practice.

There are five REGIOSTARS Award categories for 2021


  • Increasing the competitiveness of local businesses in a digital world SMART Europe
  • Green and resilient communities in rural and urban settings GREEN Europe
  • Fostering inclusion and anti-discrimination FAIR Europe
  • Promoting green, sustainable, circular food systems in functional urban areas URBAN Europe
  • Enhancing green mobility in the regions: European Year of Rail 2021 TOPIC OF THE YEAR
  • Applications must be submitted by the project manager with the endorsement of the Managing Authority, which provided EU funding (European regional development fund, Cohesion fund, European Social Fund, Pre-accession instrument or European Neighbourhood Instrument) for the project.

  • Applications cannot be sent in a Word document, but have to be submitted exclusively via this online platform.

This platform is accessible from 9 February to 9 May 2021.

Please read the guide for applicants carefully before submitting your project.
The information should preferably be provided in English, but can also be submitted in any other official EU language if necessary.

For more information on the REGIOSTARS Awards:

For any enquiry about the application process, please send an email to: