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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The Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is tackling climate change with sustainable solutions to 🍃environmental 👩‍👩‍👦‍👦 social & 💶 economic issues. W/@KateFeeneyFF @dlrcc

👉More on #Regions4Climate ahead of #COP25: https://cor.europa.eu/en/events/Pages/COP25_projects.aspx#9

CoR launched the 2021 edition of the @EER_Award - applications open until 31st March 2020. This year's theme focusing on #entrepreneurship for a #green and #sustainable future. More info below ▶️ https://www.ireo.eu/2021-edition-of-eer-award/ @EMRAssembly @SouthernAssembl @NWAssembly

The #EER2021 competition has just been opened by @mmarkkula, First Vice President of the @EU_CoR at the #SMEAssembly2019. Find more info on applications: http://cor.europa.eu/eer.go

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First week in my new role in Brussels and delighted to be representing @IrishRegions_EU together with my fab colleague Agata!

Delegation from @Corkcoco in @Europarl_EN today. Positive discussions on how local and EU reps can work together to deliver for our county.

Great to meet @fiannafailparty’s @cllrfrankoflynn @IanDoyle1956 & Cllr. Joe Carroll - three of the country’s hardest working councillors

The #EER award is back soon! New call for applications for #EER2021 will be opened at the #SMEassembly2019 in Helsinki on November 26. Join our seminar on the New Role for cities and regions in promoting SMEs and entrepreneurship!https://cor.europa.eu/en/engage/Documents/EER/4178-programme-EN.pdf

⚡BREAKING NEWS!⚡ #ErasmusPlus Call for Proposals 2020 published with an expected budget of over €3 billion - a 12% increase on 2019! 🎉🇪🇺

Press release → https://europa.eu/!Cw83MU
Call → https://europa.eu/!TU66cF
Programme guide → https://europa.eu/!xy73hP

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Great to engage with the Regional Assemblies @SouthernAssembl @NWAssembly @EMRAssembly & @ESRIDublin and get their perspectives & insights for our @EU_Commission @eurireland fact-finding, on the ground work on the #EuropeanSemester @EUinmyRegion @IrishRegions_EU

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Happy #WorldCitiesDay 🏙️🌿
It makes such a difference to live in a green and healthy city!
Many European cities are taking action to cut emissions 💨, beat #AirPollution and become smart and #climate resilient!
We 💚 them for that!
RT if you do too! #ClimateAction #Cities4Climate

📣 DEADLINE EXTENDED 📣
🌍 #YoungLocalLeaders who are actively involved in their municipalities' adaptation to #climatechange can apply by 4 November, noon.
👉 https://europa.eu/!gG83gF
#eulocal #Regions4Climate #United4Climate

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