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

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Thanks to the #WiFiEU initiative and the four vouchers received by Tipperary , this morning as Mayor, I signed contracts that will see super fast broadband go live across 6 town centers including Clonmel in May2020 @EU_CoR @tippcoco @DG_Connect @EPP_CoR @TippFmNews #broadband

Call for applications to the Young Elected Politicians programme is now open! More details below:
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Congratulations to @katefeeneyFF (@fiannafailparty) 🇮🇪, re-elected as our Group Coordinator for the Commission for Social Policy, Education, Employment, Research and Culture (SEDEC): http://bit.ly/2SETLDf!

Congratulations to Cllr Michael Murphy @cllrmmurphytipp, Head of the Irish Delegation to the @EU_CoR who has just been appointed to the role as President of the ECON Commission.

We're delighted to welcome our Irish @EU_CoR members for their first plenary session and look forward to our work ahead in advancing regional priorities during the next mandate.

And we're off with the first plenary session of the new @EU_CoR Mandate! Warm welcome to all returning and new Irish Members.

Good news for Ireland Wales collaborations with new projects announced involving @AberUni @BangorUni with @UCC and other partners - @walesintheworld @IrishRegions_EU @WalesinIreland @irelandinwales https://twitter.com/IrelandWales/status/1226818846989918208

Excellent meeting today with @BusinessEurope on #Trade & #FTAs. “Taking on board the business community is a key factor in helping me to frame the @EPP_CoR opinion on Trade, which is critical for delivering a sustainable economic growth for our regions & cities” @cllrmmurphytipp

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Many thanks to the @EA_CoR for this great honour; lots to discuss and do within the framework of the Future of Europe debate, of which cities and regions must play a strong part :) @IrishRegions_EU @corkcitycouncil @EU_CoR @SouthernAssembl https://twitter.com/EA_CoR/status/1224318705737314307

Everybody praises the European Cohesion Policy but not everyone is able to defend it. We have to explain, and show, more clearly what the Cohesion Policy does for the benefit of Europe's citizens. #NoRegionBehind

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