Kicking off the 25 year celebrations is DG Regio's Valentine's Challenge: the EU Love Without Borders Competition : have you got a great love story to share?

This year, DG Regio has something special in store to mark Valentine's Day, aiming, at the same time, to promote co-operation across borders and regions, and create a buzz around the 25th anniversary of Interreg - the EU's Regional Policy programme for territorial cooperation.

Share your tales of how romance overcame obstacles across European borders (be it cultural, political, linguistic, administrative, geographical, logistical, etc…)

To participate in the competition:

Submit your story (a photo and a short text of maximum 100 words) by 15 March 2015 by email to
Don't forget to include in the body of the email your name, country of residence and your partner's name and country of residence


Launch of the competition = 13/02 17:00
Submission period = from 14/02 to 15/03 midnight
Voting period = from 20/03 to 3/04 midnight on "Europe in my region" Facebook page
Video-chats = from 4/04 to 6/05 (each of the 25 shortlisted couples will be video-interviewed via online medium)
Winning couple announcement = 9/05 – Europe Day!

Prize: romantic stay for 2 in a hotel in the Mosel region.

Click here for more information.