Local and regional leaders streamline views on the collaborative economy, the EU's competition policy and administrative capacity

The members of the commission for economic policy (ECON) of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) discussed and adopted draft opinions on the collaborative economy, the European Commission's annual competition report as well as plans on how to improve the administrative capacity of local and regional authorities to support investment and reforms. The full assembly will vote on the three draft opinions during the plenary session in December.

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Tuesday, 05 November 2019 00:22

Untapping bioeconomy's potential is key to the transition towards a more sustainable Europe

One year after the Commission had launched its updated European Bioeconomy Strategy, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) ​and the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) organised together with the European Commission an event on European Bioeconomy: Regions, Cities and Civil Society in Brussels on October 16.

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Tuesday, 29 October 2019 00:04

Regions and cities, birthplaces of social innovation

During this year's European Week of Regions and Cities, the Knowledge Exchange Platform gathered policymakers and experts from local, regional and European level in Brussels to discuss how cities and regions can catalyse social innovation – that is, new products, services or models that respond to social needs.

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Friday, 25 October 2019 00:47

Local and regional elected representatives call for the silver economy and health promotion to be firmly embedded in the EU's political priorities

The European Committee of the Regions (CoR), at the initiative of member of Dalarna County Council Birgitta Sacrédeus (SE/EPP), has adopted an opinion on Active and Healthy Ageing at its October plenary session. Europe is growing older and so the CoR stresses the need for preventive action and the crucial role that new technologies play in ensuring the active and healthy ageing of EU citizens. "Physical and mental balance as well as the silver economy will make it easier to meet this challenge, in the face of a demographic imbalance," said rapporteur Birgitta Sacrédeus.

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Tuesday, 22 October 2019 00:20