The 2020 edition of the European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) Award from the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) has been launched.
Each year, the EER label is awarded to three EU territories with an outstanding, future-oriented strategy to promote entrepreneurship and support small and medium-sized enterprises in their territories. All EU regions, cities or any other local or regional institution with the political competence to implement an entrepreneurial vision are invited to apply, irrespective of their size or wealth.
The criteria for evaluating the applications are:
- Political vision and commitment
- Multi-level governance, partnership and cooperation
- Delivery, i.e. concrete actions and optimal use of European Structural and Investment Funds and other public funding
The website of the CoR provides examples of successful regions from the past years.
The deadline for the submission of applications is 27 March 2019.
Next SARURE meeting will be our first Thematic Seminar under the title of 'Complementary services/initiatives to retail in rural areas' in Freyburg (Germany).
Project partner ProAgria Pohjois-Savo will have the pleasure to host the 3rd EUREGA Interreg Europe Interregional Exchange visit in Kuopio on 18 – 20 June 2019.