The European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) Award, run by the Secretary-General of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), is now open for applications. The submission deadline is 28 October 2020.
The current call for applications covers the merged 2021 and 2022 edition of the EER Award and is open to “all EU territories below the level of the Member State that are endowed with competences at a political level and able to implement an overall entrepreneurial vision, regardless of their size, wealth or specific competences”.
The original EER 2021 call was launched at the SME Assembly 2019 in Helsinki with an original deadline of 31 March 2020, later extended to 15 April 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 crisis, the EER jury decided to re-open the call and change the focus to Entrepreneurship for a sustainable recovery. In light of the current health crisis and economic circumstances, the EER jury also decided to merge both the 2020 and 2021 calls, in order to allow for the challenging need to re-draft various regional development plans and strategies that were in force prior to the crisis.
The application form is available on the EER web page. Any applications received after the deadline of 28 October 2020 will not be eligible.
For more information on eligibility, evaluation criteria and the Award please visit the EER website .