Dynaxibility4CE is a ‘REGIOSTARS Award’ finalist
The Interreg-funded POLIS project of Dynaxibility4CE is a finalist of the REGIOSTARS Awards of 2023, which awards exceptional projects in several categories, based on the selection criteria of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy.
The aim of the project, which concluded in the Summer of 2022, was to promote the concepts of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs), UVARs (Urban Vehicle Access Regulation), Connected and Automated Driving (CAD), as well as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solutions for local planners. This included the notion of holistic regional thinking to include the functional urban area of European cities in the framework of mobility plans.
The awards identify good practices in regional development and highlight innovative, EU-funded projects that will inspire other stakeholders and project managers. Along with four other finalists, Dynaxibility4CE was selected in the category 'A connected Europe', which includes best practices related to mobility, as well as elements of digitalisation and cross-border cooperation. The winner of the REGIOSTARS Award will be chosen after a final round of project pitches during the EU Regions’ Week.
What is the REGIOSTARS Award?
The REGIOSTARS Award has a long history of recognizing exceptional EU-funded projects, and this year marks its 16th edition in 2023. All projects funded by cohesion funds, social funds, and Interreg funds were eligible to participate. The award is given by the European Commission to cohesion fund projects that show outstanding approaches to regional cooperation and development in different categories:
- A competitive and Smart Europe
- A connected Europe
- A Europe closer to the citizens
- A green Europe
- A social and inclusive Europe
- Projects related to the European year of skills, which is the main theme for this year.
Once the public voting and project presentations are completed, the winners will be announced during the REGIOSTARS ceremony in Ostrava (Czech Republic) on 16 November 2023.
Who will vote for the winner and what does the winner win?
A group of distinguished scientists specialising in the relevant fields of the aforementioned categories will assess the applications and choose the finalists. Subsequently, representatives from the finalist projects will be invited to present their pitches during the European Week of Regions and Cities in Brussels, which occurs in mid-October. As in previous years, the public will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite finalist for the Public Choice Award.
The winners of the six categories will get a local communication campaign managed in cooperation with DG REGIO to promote the awarded activities in the region.