The European Commission issued the RegioStars 2015 competition – the eighth annual awards – for the most innovative regional development projects co-funded by the EU’s Structural Funds, which will be awarded on 13 October 2015 during the Week of European Regions and Cities (OPEN DAYS) in Brussels. The Award Categories for 2015 are: *Smart Growth: Unleashing SME growth potential for a digital economy *Sustainable Growth: Mobilizing investments in energy efficiency for the benefit of citizens and society *Inclusive Growth: Integrating in society those at risk of social exclusion *CityStar: Transforming cities for future challenges. For the 2015 awards, the selected finalists will be invited to attend the RegioStars 2015 Awards Ceremony which will take place in October 2015 in the frame of the OPEN DAYS. For further information and the application forms see: http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/projects/regiostars/regiostars_en.cfm. The Managing Authority’s deadline for sending in the most innovative projects to the European Commission is 28 February 2015. Interested Lead Beneficiaries should submit their application in English or German language until 23 February 2015 to the Managing Authority/Joint Technical Secretariat via e-mail to the e-mail address: email@example.com. In case of further questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.