Local and regional leaders call for EU agenda for the future of our oceans

Innovation in the maritime sector is critical to success of the EU's blue-growth strategy and its fight against climate change, European Committee of the Regions rapporteur tells ministers

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Monday, 24 April 2017 18:59

UN's development agenda requires 'local leadership'

UNDP urges EU's cities and regions to embrace sustainable development, while Libyan cities press for "serious action" to address humanitarian and security risks.

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017 18:47

Reflecting on the future of Europe: consultation at the grassroots is as crucial as the final outcome

Following the Rome Treaty's 60th anniversary celebrations and the publication of the European Commission's White Paper on the Future of Europe , members of the Committee of the Regions’ Commission for Citizenship, Governance, Institutional and External Affairs (CIVEX) debated yesterday the issues at stake in the elaboration of a new vision for Europe, from the perspective of regions and cities. Participants to the debate, including European Commission representatives, insisted that the consultation process was as essential as the final outcome and that cities and regions were crucial in driving this wide-ranging exercise forward.

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Monday, 10 April 2017 19:04

Youth unemployment – better equipping our youth for the common challenges ahead requires a local and regional approach

Youth unemployment continues to represent a considerable socioeconomic challenge in many EU Member States. An opinion adopted by the SEDEC commission of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) on 31 March calls for more cooperation with the public and private sector to help better match employee skills with labour market needs. It also welcomes the initiative to establish a European Solidarity Corps for young people.

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Monday, 03 April 2017 19:44