Community-led local development: strengthening territorial cohesion

Regional and local leaders delivered their proposals on how to strengthen territorial dimension in a wider range of policy fields and how to increase the involvement of local actors in delivering EU co-funded investment plan, during the 136th European Committee of the Regions (CoR) Plenary that took place on 7-9 October in Brussels. In the opinion on "The CoR's contribution to the renewed Territorial Agenda, with special emphasis on community-led local development (CLLD)", drafted by Radim Sršeň (CS/EPP), Regional Councillor of Olomouc, they call for more bottom-up territorial visions and for increasing the share of funding for CLLD.

Tuesday, 15 October 2019 00:30

The EU will not reach 2050 climate neutrality without raising its energy and climate targets

As climate change and decarbonisation become the priority of the new European Commission under the 'Green Deal', the European Committee of the Regions has adopted a set of opinions related to Europe's climate agenda. Amongst them are recommendations to address the clean energy transition in coal regions and the involvement of local and regional authorities in the 2030 National Energy and Climate Plans (NCPS). In a plenary session stamped by the future of cohesion policy, members support a separate fund for coal regions yet involving local and regional governments in investment decisions. EU cities and regions want to move forward the localisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and recall that Europe will not reach climate neutrality by 2050 without upgrading the current climate and energy targets.

Tuesday, 15 October 2019 00:20

Over 600 politicians join #EURegionsWeek to debate future of Europe and regional policy

On 7 October, the European Week of Regions and Cities will kick off its 17th edition in Brussels to discuss how cohesion policy can help to make Europe greener, more inclusive and smarter. Opened by a high-level debate on the future of Europe, the Week will hold 200 events including a high-level conference on the transformation of coal regions. On 8-9 October, the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) will also hold its #CoRplenary session with its members debating the future of EU cohesion policy with the European Parliament's Regional Development Chair Younous Omarjee, the future long-term EU budget with Commissioner Oettinger, and the ecological and digital transition with Finland's Minister for European Affairs, Tytti Tuppurainen.

Tuesday, 08 October 2019 00:47

Strengthening territorial cooperation in Europe: the best bet for our common future

Editorial by Karl-Heinz Lambertz, president of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and Francina Armengol, president of the Balearic Islands, member of the CoR and president of the Euroregion Pyrenees Mediterranean, ahead of the 9th annual meeting of the European Group of Territorial Cooperation Platform in Palma, Mallorca, 27 September 2019.

Tuesday, 01 October 2019 00:48
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