European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) 

The European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) is a project that identifies and rewards EU regions and cities which show an outstanding and innovative entrepreneurial policy strategy, irrespective of their size, wealth and competences. Regions and cities with the most credible, forward-thinking and promising vision plan are granted the label "European Entrepreneurial Region" (EER) for a specific year.
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The EER label has been set up in partnership with the European Commission and is supported by EU level stakeholders such as SME United, Eurochambres​​, Social Economy Europe and EURADA. It remains open to any organisation willing to contribute to its objectives.

EER award 2021-2022 

​ The EER award for the years 2021-2022 has been granted to the following regions:

  • Castelo Branco Municipality (Portugal),
  • Gabrovo Municipality (Bulgaria),
  • Helsinki-Uusimaa Region (Finland),
  • Madrid Region (Spain),
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France)
  • Silesia Voivodeship (Poland)

EER award – How to apply

Eligibility

  • ​​Open to all EU territories of Member States, including communities and cities as well as cross-border territories with legal personality such as EGTCs and Euroregions
  • Possession of competences at a political level (not necessarily legislative)
  • Ability to implement an overall entrepreneurial vision
  • Regardless of their size, wealth or specific competences
  • Open to territories that are already successful and those committed to implementing necessary changes
  • Cross-border regions are particularly encouraged to submit applications

Necessary documents

  • Application form
  • Fact sheet on the applicant territory
  • An outline of the regions political vision
  • A description of foreseen governance mechanism to ensure efficient implementation of the EER actions
  • Action plan
  • Communication plan
  • Declaration of political commitment demonstrating that the territory's EER strategy is endorsed by its political leadership (e.g. the regional assembly, the regional government or other authorised political bodies)

Application procedure

The deciding Jury takes into account

  • Each applicant's budget, specific structural or territorial challenges and economic starting point
  • The overall presentation of the EER candidate's Vision Plan
  • For more information on how to apply, please consult the documents section.​​​​

​Jury

The Jury is composed of twelve members (experts in the field and politicians) and is made up of representatives of the:

EER Regions

List of European Entrepreneurial Regions since 2011:

  • 2011 : Brandenburg (Germany), County Kerry (Ireland) and Murcia Region (Spain);
  • 2012 : Catalonia (Spain), Helsinki-Uusimaa (Finland) and Trnava (Slovak Republic);
  • 2013 : Nord-Pas de Calais (France), Southern Denmark and Styria (Austria);
  • 2014 : Flanders (Belgium), Marche (Italy) and North Brabant (Netherlands);
  • 2015 : Lisbon (Portugal), Northern Ireland (United Kingdom) and the Valencian Region (Spain);
  • 2016 : Glasgow (United Kingdom), Lombardia (Italy) and Małopolska (Poland);
  • 2017 : Extremadura (Spain), Lower Austria (Austria), Western Greece (Greece);
  • 2018 : Central Macedonia (Greece), Ile-de-France (France) and Northern and Western Region (Ireland);
  • 2019 : Asturias (Spain), Gelderland (Netherlands), Thessaly (Greece);
  • 2020 : Gdansk and Pomorskie (Poland), Gothenburg (Sweden), Navarra (Spain);
  • 2021 - 2022: Castelo Branco Municipality (Portugal), Gabrovo Municipality (Bulgaria), Helsinki-Uusimaa Region (Finland), Madrid Region (Spain), Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France), Silesia Voivodeship (Poland)


Dokumente

  1. EER Leaflet 4.69 MB PDF
  2. How to apply 178.78 KB PDF
  3. Application form 1.19 MB DOC
  4. Call for applications 56.66 KB PDF

Mediathek

 

Weitere Videos

  • Entrepreneurial societies make resilient regions - European Entrepreneurial Region 2021
    Entrepreneurial societies make resilient regions - European Entrepreneurial Region 2021
  • Gelderland, EER 2019
    Gelderland, EER 2019
  • Northern and Western Region of Ireland, EER 2018
    Northern and Western Region of Ireland, EER 2018
  • Central Macedonia Region, EER 2018
    Central Macedonia Region, EER 2018

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Kontakt

Mr Piotr Zajaczkowski, Committee of the Regions
Tel: +32 (0)2/282.24.01 eer-cdr@cor.europa.eu 
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