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AEBR’s award Sail of Papenburg for best practices in cross-border cooperation 2021: Deadline extended!

07 July 2021 – updated on 17 September 2021


To reward local initiatives of cross-border cooperation, AEBR launches every year the unique Sail of Papenburg, a competition addressing specifically joint endeavours of territorial collaboration endowed by the Ems-Dollart Region. The call for applications for 2021 is now open.

This year’s theme focuses on actions for the climate, and the motto is: “Green Dealings: Best Practices and Possible Solutions to Address Environmental Challenges in CB Areas”.

Border and cross-border regions and subnational entities are invited to participate by submitting the application form by 24 September 2021 (new deadline).

The winners will be announced on 21 October 2021 during AEBR’s Annual Conference, taking place in Gelderland (NL) and online. All applicants for the award “Sail of Papenburg” 2021 are invited to save the date of the award ceremony.

The application form and the participation criteria for the award can be accessed here below

Applications must be submitted in English by 17 September 2021 at the latest to AEBR at

Sail of Papenburg 2021 – Criteria (EN)

Sail of Papenburg 2021 – Kriterien (DE)

Application form SoP 2021


The Ems-Dollart region has launched the award in 2002

The Ems-Dollart region has launched the Sail of Papenburg in 2002


Learn more about the Sail of Papenburg here.

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