The European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) Award is an initiative of the Committee of the Regions identifying and rewarding EU regions with outstanding, future-oriented entrepreneurial strategies. The regions with the most credible, visible, forward-looking and promising political strategy are granted the label “European Entrepreneurial Region” (EER) for a specific year.
The aim of this initiative is twofold:
- On the one hand, to contribute to the implementation of the Small Business Act (SBA) in partnership;
- On the other hand, to demonstrate optimal use of EU and other public funds oriented towards the development of an entrepreneurial policy within the region.
Through the EER initiative, the Committee of the Regions (CoR) contributes to mainstreaming the SBA principles at regional and local levels and to achieving the Europe 2020 goals.
Who can apply?
All EU territories, regardless of their size, wealth or specific competences, below the level of the Member State could apply. They should be e endowed with competences at a political level and able to implement an overall entrepreneurial vision .
The deadline for submitting applications is 16th March 2015.
For further information about the European Entrepreneurial Region award please visit the Committee of the Region’s web site.
12 February 2015