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), Renew Europe (former ALDE), European Alliance Group (EA), the Greens  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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Call is seeking studies for 2020 #CEFTransport to address missing links and cross-border connections on the core EU transport network #TEN_T

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Irish CoR Members actively participating in today's CoR- UK Contact Group talking about the implications of the recently agreed Withdrawal Agreement. @EU_CoR @EMRAssembly @SouthernAssembl @NWAssembly @cllrmmurphytipp @unapower @cllrkmac

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European Commission published its proposal for the Brexit Adjustment Reserve 🇪🇺🇬🇧during Christmas - here's a breakdown of what can be expected:
https://www.ireo.eu/european-commission-proposes-brexit-adjustment-reserve/

Engaging discussions on #EUCitizenEngagement for an inclusive & transparent EU. Cllr. Declan McDonnell urged that the Conference on the Future of Europe be a “public forum for an open, inclusive, transparent debate with citizens” with continuous feedback to citizens

What an active @EU_CoR plenary session! In debate with Comm @jwojc and @EUAgri, rapporteur Enda Stenson @endastenson highlighting the importance of an inclusive rural policy and a true revival of EU rural areas to make them an attractive place to live, work and raise a family.

The ultimate objective: a balanced and fair trade agreement after #Brexit, stated our member Kieran McCarthy @cllrkmac at #CoRplenary today📜

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@EA_CoR

Uncertainty is the last thing we need now in the aftermath of #Brexit says our member Michael Murphy @cllrmmurphytipp at #CoRplenary👇

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#Climate “Cities role is decisive to achieve emissions reduction says @cllrkmac #Cork welcoming rapporteur @gryffroy suggestions to link #EUGreenDeal and digital initiatives with @EUUrbanAgenda #CoRPlenary @EU2020DE

"Without regions and cities...the Green Deal policies will not succeed" @CoR_President . The @EU_CoR debating how to step up climate ambition during the COVID-19 pandemic. #covid19 #EUGreenDeal

Continuing our virtual tour of the Midlands...delighted to be online with Offaly County Council this afternoon to talk EU funding and EU policy. Great engagement and lots of potential. @IrishRegions_EU @EMRAssembly @offalycoco @EUinmyRegion

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