CoR Press

19 May: Local dialogue in Cluj-Napoca brings together young people to discuss democracy, education and Europe’s future with EU, national and local leaders

(Source: European Committee of the Regions)

​The Romanian Prime Minister, Nicolae Ciucă, the President of the European Committee of the Regions, Apostolos Tzitzikostas and the Mayor of Cluj-Napoca, Emile Boc exchanged views with citizens in the aftermath of the Conference on the future of Europe.

The Romanian Prime Minister, Nicolae Ciucă, the President of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), Apostolos Tzitzikostas, and the Mayor of Cluj-Napoca, Emil Boc, exchanged views today with young people in Cluj-Napoca on Europe’s future and on the role youth can play in the democratic process at EU, national and regional/local level. The local…

18 May: The reconstruction of Ukraine can only deliver results if the EU, national and local authorities work hand in hand

(Source: European Committee of the Regions)

​​​​​​​Statement by the President of the European Committee of the Regions, Apostolos Tzitzikostas. ​​​​​The European Committee of the Regions welcomes the European Union’s pledge today to help Ukraine rebuild its cities, villages and infrastructure. As the voice of regions and municipalities within the EU and given our long-standing cooperation with our Ukrainian partners, our Committee is ready to firmly engage in the reconstruction process. We consider that the direct involvement of EU and Ukrainian local authorities must be the building block of the reconstruction. We stand ready to launch an Alliance to provide Ukraine’s…

17 May: CoR delegation visits Ispra to learn about the JRC’s work in the field of sustainability

(Source: European Committee of the Regions)

​On 3-4 May a delegation of the European Committee of the Regions visited the scientific site of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission based in Ispra, Italy. It was the first official visit of a delegation from a European institution to JRC Ispra after the Covid break.

The study visit at the Ispra site of the JRC included presentations on several issues related to the European Green Deal and sustainability, as well as visits to some of the most relevant research infrastructures like the European Laboratory for Structural Assessment, the Atmospheric Observatory …

17 May: First external RegHub workshop

(Source: European Committee of the Regions)

Upon the invitation of the Regional Hub of Alentejo, the European Committee of the Regions’ Network of Regional Hubs (RegHub) organised its first external workshop, in the World Heritage City of Évora (Alentejo, Portugal) in the framework of the EU Smart Communities Summit.

The workshop was the first in person meeting of the network since the beginning of the pandemic and a very important opportunity for the Hubs to exchange experiences and strengthen their ties.

During the workshop, the Hubs were able to get (re)acquainted, to exchange good (consultation) practices and to develop new …

17 May: “EU missions will tackle pressing global challenges”

(Source: European Committee of the Regions)

​​​​Interview with Markku Markkula (FI/EPP), rapporteur for CoR opinion on European missions

​Markku Markkula (FI/EPP), member of Espoo City Council and President of the Helsinki Region, has drafted the European Committee of the Regions’ opinion on European missions. The opinion was adopted at the CoR plenary session on 27-28 April. In this interview, Markkula explains how the missions can contribute to the EU’s efforts to accelerate the green and digital transitions and move towards climate neutrality. 1. At the end of April, the European Commission published a list of 100 cities participating in the…

17 May: Partnerships for Regional Innovation: 63 regions, seven cities and four Member States selected for Pilot Action

(Source: European Committee of the Regons)

Today, the Commission announced the 63 regions, seven cities and four Member States selected in the pilot project for Partnerships for Regional Innovation, an initiative developed together with the Committee of the Regions. Participants in the pilot action are open to share good practices and to co-develop and test tools to mobilise multiple sources of funding and policies, and connect regional and national programmes to EU initiatives for the green and digital transformations. These Partnerships will feed into the new Innovation Agenda for Europe, where innovation drives the transformation for sustainability, connecting local strategies …

16 May: Watch ‘All of Us’ to mark the International Day of Living Together in Peace

(Source: European Committee of the Regions)

At the occasion of the 5th United Nations’ International Day of Living Together in Peace on 16 May 2022,  the European Committee of the Regions would like to encourage you to watch the documentary film “All of Us” (Nous Tous by Pierre Pirard, 2021) and to sign the Universal Declaration of Living Together in Peace.

Involvement of every citizen in designing their own future is in the interest of Europe’s regions and cities, which are important actors in promoting non-discrimination and human rights as well as fostering peaceful coexistence of all members of society. …

13 May: Phasing out Russian energy imports must be combined with direct support for EU cities and regions to deliver the Green Deal locally

(Source: European Committee of the Regions)

Facilitating cities and regions’ access to finance and boost investment opportunities in sustainable energy and climate action is part of the jo​int Action Plan of the European Committee of the Regions and the European Investment Bank.

The 10th meeting of the Green Deal Going Local working group took place on 13 May with the Russian invasion of Ukraine reshaping energy geopolitics worldwide while threatening a global food crisis. In that context, facilitating access to funds for cities and regions to tackle such challenges is a key priority for the European Committee of the Regions.…

13 May: #EURegionsWeek 2022: the call for applications for side events is open

(Source: European Committee of the Regions)

Would you like to organise a side event of the #EURegionsWeek 2022?

The side events are related to the thematic priorities of the #EURegionsWeek 2022 and they must be organised between 10 October and 10 November 2022 in a hybrid or digital format.

Partners are kindly encouraged to organise their side events 2022 in the form of workshops or Info sessions to highlight the impact of cohesion policy on citizens’ life, discuss the challenges for Europe brought by the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the key role played by the European youth in building …

12 May: War in Ukraine: EU local leaders discuss how to mitigate the economic impact on regions and cities

(Source: European Committee of the Regions)

Economic support and long-term financial programmes are needed to overcome ongoing raising energy prices and inflation across Europe caused by the war in Ukraine. Members of the Commission for Economic Policy of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) underlined the urgency of further collaboration between local and regional authorities to become independent from Russian trade and energy supplies. ​

 

The Russian invasion of Ukraine is causing major economic consequences across the regions and cities of the European Union. Energy prices have raised drastically and the cost of oil in the EU is …