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Entrepreneurial region - 11.12.2009
Win the label "Entrepreneurial region of the year"
Win the label "Entrepreneurial region of the year" (EER) rewarding annually up to three EU regions which have the most outstanding political vision to boost their entrepreneurial environment.
The EER is open to every region of Europe, regardless of its size, population or wealth. Any region, city or local authority that has the political mandate to draw up and implement its own strategy for boosting entrepreneurship at the local and regional level is eligible to apply for the award.
Each year, up to three regions from across the EU will be granted the right to call themselves 'Entrepreneurial Region of the Year', based on the quality, efficacy and long-term success of their entrepreneurial vision and the political will to implement it.
The label aims to encourage regional authorities to promote European small businesses still further. Interested regions have until 15 January 2010 to send in their applications.
The new pilot scheme was launched by the Committee of the Regions.