Created in 1994, the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is the European Union's assembly of regional and local representatives.
It is composed of 350 members – regional presidents, mayors or elected representatives of regions and cities – from the 28 EU countries.
Members must be democratically elected and/or hold a political mandate in their home country. Through the CoR, EU local and regional authorities can have a say on the development of EU laws that impact regions and cities.
Since its establishment more than 20 years ago, the CoR has been working to bring citizens closer to the European Union.
The CoR is entitled to express its views on all major issues of local and regional relevance.