The European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) is a project that each year identifies and rewards three EU regions, cities or territories, which show an outstanding and innovative entrepreneurial policy strategy, irrespective of their size, wealth and competences. The territories with the most credible, forward-thinking and promising plan are granted the label “European Entrepreneurial Region” for the following year. This year the jury selected the principality of Asturias, province of Gelderland, and region of Thessaly as worthy winners for their outstanding strategies and commitment to boosting entrepreneurship within their territories.
« The 2019 winners are testament that Europe’s regions are the main engine for growth and making a difference in creating jobs. […] » said Karl-Heinz Lambertz, President of the European Committee of the Regions announcing the Award winners.
The EER jury, composed of CoR members, representatives of EU institutions, and social partners and territorial associations, will monitor the implementation of the prize-winning strategies throughout 2019. After the completion of the award year, the jury visits the territories to verify the progress made and provide them with an objective outside view on their policies. The main results and achievements of the EER 2019 winners will also be shared and discussed among regional and local authorities throughout the EER network. More information here.