During the last meeting of the Members of the European Committee of the Regions, iEER partner region West Pomerania was honoured with the European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) award. It is a huge success for the region, which has been building a modern and diversified economy, striving for a high level of innovation, and focused on smart specialisation for many years.

- This success would not have been possible without the support of the region's foreign partners, including the partners of the iEER project. Five years of cooperation with iEER partners have given West Pomerania not only a huge package of good practices, but above all the courage to act - to change the ecosystem, to set new goals for regional policy and to enter the EER network, says Senior Advisor Marta Ciesielska from the Marshal Office of the West Pomeranian Region.

The other EER awarded regions for 2023 are the City of Barcelona in Spain and Penela Municipality in Portugal.