Established in 1994, the Committee of the Regions (CoR) is an EU advisory body composed of 350 local and regional elected representatives. The Irish delegation to the CoR is currently composed of nine full members and eight alternate members appointed by the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government.

The CoR gives regions and cities a formal say in EU law-making ensuring that the position and needs of regional and local authorities are respected. Through the adoption of opinions and resolutions, the CoR makes sure that the voice of local and regional authorities across Europe is heard on matters that directly impact them.

Six thematic commissions prepare the opinions of the CoR in response to proposed new legislation by the European Commission. These commissions then submit draft versions of opinions and resolutions for discussion and adoption at every Plenary session (6 per year).

These commissions are:

  • CIVEX – Citizenship, Governance, Institutional and External Affairs
  • COTER – Commission for Territorial Cohesion Policy and EU Budget
  • ECON – Economic policy
  • ENVE – Environment, Climate Change and Energy
  • NAT – Natural Resources
  • SEDEC – Social Policy, Education, Employment, Research and Culture

All the CoR members are elected local and regional representatives from the EU 28 Member States. Members from one country form the National delegation which reflects the political, geographical, regional and local balance of their country. Members can also join one of the five political groups of the CoR: European People’s Party (EPP), Party of European Socialists (PES), Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE), European Alliance Group (EA) and European Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR). Members can also choose to not be part of a political party if they so wish (non-aligned).

For further information visithttps://cor.europa.eu/en

Irish delegation to the CoR

Tweets

"#CohesionPolicy must fulfill its role in supporting research infrastructure in all EU regions" says @EamonDooley, emphasizing importance of creating European networks of regional innovation ecosystems & hubs. http://bit.ly/2YNUfIV & http://bit.ly/35jIVrF. #CoRPlenary

Great launch of #Galway2020 in #Brussels tonight during #EUregionsweek #EUCO

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📢#CoRplenary starts together with 1st day of #EURegionsWeek & 600+ local politicians in Brussels! To discuss:
#CohesionPolicy with @younousomarjee
#EUBudget with @GOettingerEU
and more!
👉Watch webstream 15h00: http://www.cor.europa.eu/corplenary.t.go
👉Follow LIVE blog: http://www.cor.europa.eu/plenaryblog.t.go

Our head of programme @ReddGaughan presents the #galway2020 programme, highlighting activity across Galway County.
#EURegionsWeek

A week of meetings for @SouthernAssembl @NWAssembly and @EMRAssembly during European Week of Regions and Cities, kicking off with a meeting with Commissioner @PhilHoganEU for discussions on MFF negotiations, Common Agricultural Policy and other matters of regional importance

#EURegionsWeek always a super week of info seminars; challenges & opportunities galore exist for EU’s 95,000 LRA’s- idea sharing & networking crucial to find resolutions; + great to start the week off in EP Hemicycle

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Open Call from the Creative Europe Programme for both small and large scale cooperation projects - more details below! #arts #culture #heritage #cooperation @CEDCultureIE

The #EURegionsWeek in short:

👉Annual 4-day event
👉Cities & regions showcase their capacity to:
✅Create growth & jobs
✅Implement EU cohesion policy
✅Prove the importance of local & regional levels in terms of good European governance

Programme: https://europa.eu/regions-and-cities/programme/sessions_en

Congratulations to @INTERREG_NWE project #eMen and @irelandwales projects @FAI_MTAC, #hercules and #action for being included in #whatsthestory about Ireland & the EU. The @SouthernAssembl is closely associated with both #etc programmes
#euinmyregion https://twitter.com/PEDeBauw/status/1178980492563156993

Beaming with pride today as we analyse the results of Europe for Citizens in 2018 - Ireland enjoyed a 38% success rate. Our projects and proposals are of a very high quality. Well done everyone who applied and tried their best! #civilsociety #EUfunding https://lnkd.in/gsYVRj3

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