Open call for submission of applications for the EER Award 2018

The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) has launched a call for submission of applications for the European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) Award 2018, inviting cities and regions ready to develop and implement innovative entrepreneurial policy strategy.

The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) presents annual awards to three EU regions which show an outstanding and innovative entrepreneurial policy strategy, irrespective of their size, wealth and competences. CoR invites all units of local and regional authorities with competences in implementing entrepreneurial visions to submit their application. The three most forward-thinking and promising visions with a credible implementation plan are granted the label “European Entrepreneurial Region” (EER) for the specific year.


The implementation of the award-winning regional strategies is monitored by the jury, which is composed of the CoR members, representatives of EU institutions and social partners. At the end of the year, the jury visits the awarded territories in order to verify the progress made and provide them with an objective outside view on their policies. The main results and achievements of the EER 2018 winners will also be shared and discussed among regional and local authorities through the EER network.


The deadline for the submission of applications is 7 April 2017.


Further information is available on the EER website: