Policy documents
Action Plan 2016-2017
The CORLEAP Action Plan 2016-2017 has been discussed by the Bureau at its meeting in Yerevan, on 18 September 2015. It establishes three core topics for action:
1.continued focus on decentralization and public administration reform;
2.exchange of best practice of public administration and economic development;
3.funding opportunities for local and regional authorities;
and underlines the need for exploring synergies between the bilateral and the multilateral track for a balanced approach within the European Neighbourhood Policy.
Political Recommendations 2015

The main political outcome of the Conference of Regional and Local Authorities for the Eastern Partnership meeting on 29 September 2014 in Tbilisi has been the approval of the Recommendations to the Heads of State and Governments gathering in Riga in May 2015 for the EaP Summit. 
In its recommendations CORLEAP calls once more for a greater role for local and regional authorities in implementing Eastern Partnership policies and strategies, and for proper political, financial and technical support for all EaP countries.
CORLEAP also recommends that national governments facilitate the involvement of the EGTCs and their respective regions in cross-border cooperation programmes aimed at implementing projects based on the needs and priorities of the regions.  These are important points, especially considering that three of the Eastern Partnership countries have recently signed association agreements with the EU and are in the process of implementing them.
Also recommended is close cooperation between LRAs, civil society organisations and citizens, with appropriate support for various types of organisations and initiative.
CORLEAP annual conference in Riga will focus on capacity building, which is the most important accompanying element to any reform.

Political Report 2013

CORLEAP's 2013 political report provides a comprehensive political message. It delivers the argument that greater financial autonomy for regional and local authorities is an important factor enabling multi-level governance to function effectively. The report reasons that sub-national authorities need better funding opportunities and direct access to financial instruments financing the EaP policy. Finally the report argues that the increased role of local and regional authorities in shaping and implementing EaP policy will give an strong impetus to the whole policy.

Action plan 2012

On 30 May 2012 at the first Bureau meeting, CORLEAP adopted a two year Action Plan with political and operational proposals leading up to the Summit in autumn 2013. The Action Plan has a political dimension which includes representation of the local and regional level, contribution to the multilateral track of the European Partnership and development of CORLEAP as "Network of Networks". It contains also the operational dimension which add the information support with regard to the financing of local and regional development programmes in the EaP countries and Committee of the Regions "open door policy" for CORLEAP events (within the existing guidelines)

Related Information

Action Plan 2016-2017:

Action Plan 2012:

Action Plan 2014-2015:


Political Report 2013:
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Activity Report:


CORLEAP report on Energy Efficiency: The Role of Local and Regional Authorities


CORLEAP report on Developing civic participation as a way to strengthen local democracy in EAP countries

Recommendations of the CORLEAP annual meeting in Brussels to the Heads of State and Government gathering in Riga in May 2015 for the EaP Summit: EN

Recommendations to the Heads of State and Government gathering in Vilnius on 28-29 November 2013 for the EaP Summit: EN - RU

Conclusions of the Annual meeting of the CORLEAP in Chişinău on 17 September 2012: EN - RU

Recommendations to the Heads of State and Government gathering in Warsaw on 29-30 September 2011 for the 2nd EaP Summit: EN - RU