Lisbon, Northern Ireland and Valencia win ‘European Entrepreneurial Region 2015’

erasmus-plus-flagsPortugal’s capital city, Lisbon, the UK’s Northern Ireland and the Spanish region of Valencia have been selected as the winners of the European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) for 2015. Their strategies to promote entrepreneurship and spread innovation among small and medium enterprises (SMEs) were selected by a jury that included representatives of EU institutions as well as business associations. The awards ceremony will take place in Brussels on 25 June.

The President of the EU’s Committee of the Regions (CoR) Ramon Luis Valcárcel will present the EER 2015 award to António Costa (PT/PSE), Mayor of Lisbon, Alberto Fabra Part (ES/EPP), President of the Valencia Region and to NI representatives, Arnold Hatch, President of the Northern Ireland Local Government Association, and Trevor Cummings, Ards Borough’s Councillor, during the CoRs’ 107th plenary.

The award ceremony and a chance to meet the 2015 EER winners

When: 25 June 15h45 (CET).

Where: European Parliament, Anna Politkovskaya Press Room PHS0A50 – Ground Floor – Rue Wiertz 60, 1047 Bruxelles

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