RegioWin - a good opportunity for sustainable regional development in Baden-Württemberg
- Mar 17, 2020
- alina danielescu
The report published by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing, Baden-Württemberg, presents the results and impact of the state competition “Regional Competitiveness through Innovation and Sustainability - RegioWIN” in one of the most economically powerful states in Germany, as well as the RegioWIN process and what it has brought about in the Baden-Württemberg regions thanks to nearly 65 million euros from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). All areas in Baden-Württemberg had access to financing through the ERDF for future-oriented projects important in regional policy involving innovation and the energy transition, and these projects formed a consistent element of a regional development concept.
The competition served a dual function:
"The ERDF funding period of 2014 - 2020 provided the groundwork for finding methods and tools addressing and including all regions in the state in the interest of “sustainable urban and regional development”. In this context, it was especially important to the state to anchor its strategic approach to site development systematically in terms of “securing competitiveness” by expanding the innovativeness in the regions. This method was at the same time to break down the concept of “Smart Specialisation” promulgated by the European Commission during this funding period from the state level to the regional level."
Please find here the report for a thourough reading.