Regiostar 2010

The objective of the RegioStars Awards is to identify good practices in regional development and to highlight original and innovative projects which could be attractive and inspiring to other regions.

RegioStars – The Awards for Innovative Projects – form part of the enhanced communication effort proposed in the Communication on Regions for Economic Change (COM(2006) 675).

The communication states that “integral to the communication policy of Regions for Economic Change will be the creation of annual innovation awards for best projects in the areas of selected themes linked to economic modernisation. These awards will improve information about good practice, stimulate the exchange of experience and provide visibility for progressive-thinking”.









Jury Award categories Award criteria Finalists

29-03-2010 : Nominations for the RegioStars 2011 : o you have an innovative project that you would like to share as a good practice example? Are you running a project relevant to “economic competitiveness” or “low carbon economy”? Do you have a potential award winning promotional photo of a co-funded project under the European Union’s regional policy? If so, please consult the website of Regio Stars 2011 for information and the application forms.

16-02-2010: The 24 project promoters presented their projects in Brussels on 27 January 2010 (Agenda). The RegioStars Jury, under the chairmanship of Dr Jan OLBRYCHT MEP, will chose 6 winners amonsgt the 24 finalists across the six categories. Their names will be announced during the Regions for Economic Change conference on the 20 May 2010.

10-02-2010 : The Regiostars 2010 projects are presented in this brochure.

13-01-2010: RegioStars 2010 finalists announced. The RegioStars Jury, under the chairmanship of Dr Jan OLBRYCHT MEP, has now chosen 24 finalists across the six categories.  These finalists are listed here.The 24 project promoters have been invited to present their projects in Brussels on 27 January 2010. Programme

17-6-2009: A clarification on the proposed summary translation of the website in English has been introduced in the Application form for Category 6.

February 2009: The RegioStars 2010 Awards were launched in February 2009 at the close of the Regions for Economic Change conference. The deadline for receipt of applications is 17 July 2009.


Chairperson: Dr Jan OLBRYCHT, Member of the European Parliament, PL.


  • Mr Guido ALBERTINI, Head of the directorate of International Projects of CSI Piemonte, IT.
  • Professor Rob ATKINSON, University of the West of England, UK.
  • Mr Gareth HUGHES, Chief Executive of eris@ – the European Regional Information Society Association, UK.
  • Ms Olga PIETRUCHOVA, Dipl. Ing., M.A., consultant and member of the Council for Gender Equality, SL. 
  • Professor Luc SOETE,  Director of UNU-MERIT, Maastricht, NL.  
  • Mr. Iván TOSICS, consultant and a principal of the Metropolitan Research Institute, HU. 
  • Mr Massimo VELLA is currently Management Information Systems (MIS) Officer within the Ministry for Social Policy, MT.

More detail on the Jury:

Award categories

  • CityStar themes

    1. Innovative use of brownfield sites in an urban context

    2. The integration of migrants or marginalised groups in urban areas

  • ICT Themes

    3. ICT applications for e-inclusion

    4. ICT applications by or for SMEs

    5. Broadband coverage in less developed regions or rural areas

  • Information and Communication category

    6. Websites offering quality information and showing the European added-value

Award criteria

Award criteria for thematic Categories 1-5

a. Innovative character of the project

b. Impact or expected impact of the project in terms of initial objectives

c. Expected sustainability of the project          

d. Project’s results in enhancing local, regional and interregional partnerships

Award Criteria for thematic Category 6 – Information and Communication

a. User-friendly, attractive web design involving use of available technologies

b. Presenting in an informative, efficient and creative way the role of the Community and showing the EU added value through the programme.

c. Reliability and quality of the web site contents.

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