RegioStars is an annual event to recognise and reward innovative projects supported by EU cohesion policy. The Awards have been organised by the European Commission since 2008. RegioStars 2013 has seen a record of 149 applications from project promoters and regions. This year three awards are on offer in important themes for the Europe 2020 strategy: Smart growth, Sustainable growth and Inclusive growth. Two additional awards are linked to ‘CityStar’ and Information and Communication theme. The RegioStars Jury selected 27 finalists. They were invited to showcase their projects before an... independent jury during the annual European Week of Regions and Cities – OPEN DAYS 2012. The Award Ceremony will take place in Brussels on 31st January 2013.