European Entrepreneurial Region label 2021 will reward green and sustainable entrepreneurship

The successful European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) scheme, which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year, has been modernised and renewed for upcoming five years. Each of the annual calls for applications between 2021 and 2025 will have a lead theme, which is linked with the EU policy agenda and relevant to regional and local level. The EER 2021 label will be dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship for a green and sustainable future and will be open for applications from EU regions and cities until 31 March 2020.

Tuesday, 03 December 2019 00:37

Towards COP25 and European Green Deal: EU cities and regions are on board

The European Committee of the Regions is looking forward to the COP25 climate summit in Madrid as an opportunity to formally acknowledge the key role of the EU’s cities and regions in strategic climate governance and ensure their adequate engagement in reducing greenhouse emissions. First Vice-President Markku Markkula will lead the CoR delegation in Madrid along with the ENVE Commission chairs Cor Lamers (EPP/NL) and Jean-Noël Verfaillie (RE/FR). Members of the CoR's Commission for Environment, Climate Change and Energy (ENVE) also outlined that the local and regional level is key to the success of the European Green Deal.

Tuesday, 26 November 2019 00:52

European decision-makers and local and regional governments call for European policies to give greater support to rural areas

Against the backdrop of ongoing discussions about the EU's next financial framework, the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), members of the European Parliament and the International Association Rurality-Environment-Development (RED) met at a conference in Brussels on 12 November to talk about the specific needs of rural areas post-2020. They urged the European Commission to include provisions in its future legislative proposals to take account of the specificities of these areas and to provide them with adequate funding, in particular under the European Structural and Investment Funds (EFSI).

Tuesday, 19 November 2019 00:44

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.

Tuesday, 05 November 2019 00:22
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