The call for the European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) Award 2023 is open. The Committee of the Regions is once again looking for regions and cities ready to implement a future-oriented entrepreneurial strategy.

Up to three regions or cities have a chance to be awarded with the EER label and join a network of pioneering territories actively strengthening their entrepreneurial ecosystems, exchanging good practices and partnering up for European projects. 

The lead theme of the EER 2023 campaign is Entrepreneurship and resilient communities, stressing the role of local and regional actors in supporting a bottom-up entrepreneurial culture to "build back better" after the Covid-19 pandemic.

For inspiration, you can have a look at the Interreg Europe iEER project. It brings together former EER winners and shows how interregional cooperation can help in boosting regional entrepreneurship ecosystems and support young entrepreneurs in particular.

Who can apply? How? When?

Any EU territory below the Member State level can apply, as long as they have the political-level competence to implement an entrepreneurial strategy. Regions, cities, EGTCs and Euroregions are welcome to participate.

Deadline to apply is 29 March 2022. See full details on the EER website, and check: