Innovative, stimulating and life-changing: the RegioStars Awards mark their 10th anniversary this year. This is thus the time to stress the tremendous achievements of outstanding EU-funded regional projects, whose impacts often transcend borders. RegioStars reward excellence in regional development and highlight original and innovative projects, inspiring others to get involved. And by doing so, they have become the standard-bearer of regional policy and its achievements. Over 10 years, the RegioStars Awards have attracted over 1200 applications from across the whole of Europe; over 10 years, an independent jury has evaluated these applications before picking finalists and a winner in each category. The Awards ceremony takes place in Brussels during the European Week of Regions and Cities.