The Citadel restoration project is among the 21 finalists from 102 applications for the best innovative project made by European funds in the RegioStars Awards 2018 edition.
This project is competing in five categories with four other projects from Portugal, Wales, Ireland, and the Danube River between Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia.
The objective of the RegioStars Awards is to identify best practices in regional development, as well as original and innovative projects to attract and inspire other regions. The final selection will be made by public voting for the Public Choice Award 2018 which starts on 3rd July.
Minister for Gozo Justyne Caruana said that nomination for this prestigious award is something to be proud of. Caruana recalled how during last April’s visit of the Commissioner Cretu, the Citadel was among the projects which were discussed, and it is now satisfactory that it has been recognised at European level.
Parliamentary Secretary for European Union Funds Aaron Farrugia, also expressed his satisfaction that a Maltese project is again being considered as one of the best in Europe, after Explore Interactive Science Centre has been recognised by the European Commission last April.