Three Interreg projects win the RegioStars Awards 2023

"These projects clearly demonstrate the added value of Cohesion Policy in responding to the needs of citizens at a local level. Cohesion Policy has the power to positively impact citizens’ day-to-day lives – and there’s plenty more to come!”, said Commissioner Elisa Ferreira when she announced the winners.

Regio Stars Awards 2023
Photo: European Commission

Three Interreg projects were among the seven winners of the RegioStars Awards 2023. Competition was fierce in this edition, with 228 applications and 30 finalists shortlisted in six different categories. The awards ceremony took place in Ostrava, Czechia. The purpose of the award is to reward projects that demonstrate excellence in delivering change on the ground and strengthening economic and social development across the EU.

For the 2023 edition, a total record of 228 applications were submitted to compete for the top prize in six different categories as well as a public choice award, with 30 finalists being shortlisted. Three of the seven winners were Interreg projects:

  • From mine to river. The Water Guardians’, co-funded by the Romania-Serbia programme won the prize for the Category “A Green Europe”. The project brings together two universities and an NGO to design a solution helping to reduce pollution caused by mining activities and making this border area more attractive to visitors.
  • Dynaxibility4CE’, co-funded by the Central Europe programme, won the price for the category “A Connected Europe”. The project improves low-carbon mobility and air quality across the Central European region by equipping public transport authorities with planning strategies and the necessary tools to deal with new mobility trends.
  • EuregioFamilyPass’, co-funded by the EuRegio programme won in the category “A Europe closer to citizens”. The project offers a card with numerous benefits to families (for example, access to cultural events, public transport and education) in the Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino region between Austria and Italy.

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