Interreg NWE project CAN wins 2019's REGIOSTARS Award

We are very proud to announce that our Climate Active Neighbourhoods (CAN) project is the winner of the #REGIOSTARS 2019 award under the 4th category, “Building climate-resilient cities”.

The competition recognises the yearly 5 EU-funded projects which demonstrate excellence and new approaches in regional development with the objective of inspiring other regions and project managers across Europe.

Energy retrofits of existing residential areas make an important contribution to achieving EU goals on CO2 emissions. Since 2016, the Climate Active Neighbourhoods project has been increasing the capacity of municipalities to implement their climate action strategies more effectively using a neighbourhood approach. Residents of deprived areas are empowered to take initiative and act for climate locally, mainly thanks to energy-improved households, a key factor to reduce energy poverty.  

Five projects per category were selected as finalists for this years edition, including not only CAN, the final winner of the 4th category, “Building climate-resilient cities”, but also "e-mental health innovation and transnational implementation platform North West Europe" (eMEN), which was selected as finalist of the 5th category “Modernising health services”.

The European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance. The 2019 edition took place in Brussels from 07 to 10 October 2019.

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