On 11 October 2016, the European Commission's yearly RegioStars Awards ceremony took place in Brussels, as part of the European Week of Regions and Cities.

Out of 104 applications, five winning projects were selected to receive the prestigious RegioStars trophy from the hands of EU Commissioner for Regional Policy, Corina Creţu and the RegioStars Jury President, MEP Lambert van Nistelrooij. In addition, this year, the project Circular Ocean received a “Public Choice Award”, based on the votes from attendees to the event.

The winners:

CATEGORY 1 -  SMART GROWTH: Emerging opportunities in the global economy

COPENHAGEN CLEANTECH CLUSTER (Denmark / Capital Region of Denmark): Project Fiche - Video

CATEGORY 2 - SUSTAINABLE GROWTH - Circular Economy

CENTRO BIO: BIO-INDUSTRIES, BIOREFINERIES AND BIOPRODUCTS (Portugal / Centro): Project Fiche - Video

CATEGORY 3 - INCLUSIVE GROWTH: Integrated living – building inclusive and non-segregated communities

ACADEMY OF SOCIAL ECONOMY (Poland / Malopolska Region)  Video

CATEGORY 4 – CITYSTAR: Sustainable urban development

REVITALIZATION OF LOWER TOWN DISTRICT IN GDANSK(Poland / Pomorskie Voivodeship) Project Fiche - Video

CATEGORY 5 - EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT: Making a difference by managing differently

TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE JONVABALIAI (FIREFLIES) (Lithuania) Video

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