EU Regions Week: REGIOSTARS 2023 Finalists pitches

In Person
Location: Belgium
Date: 11.10.2023
By: Other

How do cohesion policy projects contribute to a competitive and smart Europe? What are the actions taken to ensure a more connected Europe? Come and find out as the finalists of the REGIOSTARS 2023 competition pitch their projects in front of the jury and the audience. REGIOSTARS is the yearly competition organised by DG REGIO for EU-funded projects. These finalists’ pitches are intended to select the most impactful projects. Who will be the winners?

Our project Dynaxibility4CE is nominated in the category “A connected Europe”. The project improved low-carbon mobility and air quality across central Europe by increasing the ability of public transport authorities to deal with new mobility trends, providing strategies and tools that enable dynamic and flexible planning in complex environments. The project supported 7 partner cities and regions with the implementation of sustainable urban mobility plans following the news trends.

Our project SIforREF is nominated in the category “A social and inclusive Europe”. It helped to overcome the widespread short-sightedness of refugee policies. It showed policymakers that effective practices are possible and feasible, and can increase the social cohesion of our communities. Inspired by the social innovation approach, we strengthened the networks between public and private actors, supporting them to bring out ideas on the topic of refugee inclusion after the reception phase. Seven pilots in 5 cities have given tangible forms to inclusive practices.