Events/Conf/Fairs, Regions and local development
On 31 March EU Commissioner for Regional Policy, Johannes Hahn, will present the 2014 RegioStars Awards to Europe's flagship projects of innovation. Together with the Jury chaired by former Committee of the Regions President, Luc Van den Brande, Commissioner Hahn will award the winning projects in four categories:
This year's event comes at a crucial time as Europe's regions and cities are finalising their strategic investment plans, the so-called "Partnership Agreements" on how to spend the European Structural and Investment Funds over the next seven years. The Awards Ceremony will showcase the first projects that reflect the reform of Cohesion Policy.
Commissioner for Regional Policy, Johannes Hahn, will present this year's RegioStars winners at a press conference on 31 March, from 15.00-16.00 at the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Rue Ravenstein, Brussels. Journalists will have the opportunity to do interviews with the RegioStars winners after the press conference.
The official award ceremony will take place at the same day, at 19.00 at the Palais des Beaux-Arts with Commissioner Johannes Hahn and the President of the RegioStars Jury, Luc Van den Brande. The ceremony is open to the media, but registration is necessary (see links below).
An IP will be available on Monday, 31 March.