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White Paper on Multilevel Governance

With a new cycle of governance in Europe on the horizon, the Committee of the Regions has adopted its very first White Paper on multilevel governance on 16 June 2009.

By publishing this political document, the Committee of the Regions has taken the initiative to submit its vision of an inclusive European decision making process and political debate, based on a mode of governance which involves local and regional authorities in the formulation and implementation of European policies.

On the proposals put forward in the White Paper for implementing Multilevel Governance, the Committee of the Regions has conducted a public consultation in order to gather the opinions of the authorities, associations and interested parties. You will find all contributions as well as the consultation report on this webpage.

Based on the results of this consultation, the Committee of the Regions will draw up an action plan to implement its recommendations. 

Theme of the Consultation

Public Consultation on the Committee of the Regions' White Paper on European Multi level Governance


Target group(s)

National, local and regional authorities, associations, international organisations, academic world and think tanks and other stakeholders


Period of consultation

From 15.06.2009 to 31.12.2009


Objective of the consultation

The aim of the consultation is to collect opinions on the Committee of the Regions' White Paper on Multilevel Governance in view of its implementation.


Indicative questionnaires guiding the consultation

  • European Institutions, national, regional and local authorities, academic world (ENFR)
  • International organisations (EN - FR)

Reference documents

The Committee of the Regions' White Paper on Multi level Governance
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Final Report of the Consultation
BG - CS - DA - DE - EL - EN - ES - ET - FI - FR - HU - IT - LT - LV - MT - NL - PL - PT - RO - SK - SL - SV


Contact details

Committee of the Regions
Forward Studies Unit
VMA 0634
Rue Belliard 99-101

B - 1040 Brussels - Belgium
Tel. +32 2 282 2531 - Fax +32 2 282 2442

E-mail: governance@cor.europa.eu


Number of responses received to this consultation

 148


View all contributions


View the reactions from European Institutions

  • Letter from Mr José Manuel Barroso, President, European Commission (FR)
  • Letter from Mrs Margot Wallström, Vice-President, European Commission (FR)
  • Speech from Mr Pawel Samecki, Commissioner in charge of Regional Policy, on the occasion of the Conference on Multilevel Governance in Bruges (22 September 2009) (EN)
  • Speech from Mr Felipe Gonzáles, President of the Reflexion Group on the Future of the EU in 2020-2030 Horizon, on the occasion of the Conference on Multilevel Governance in Bruges (22 September 2009) (EN)
  • Letter from Mr Miguel Ángel Moratinos Cuyaubé, 3° Vice-President of the Spanish government, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Presidency of the European Council (ES - EN- FR)
  • Letter from Mr Manuel Chavez González, Spanish Minister of Territorial Policy, Presidency of the European Council (ES)
Related Information
  • CoR White Paper on Multilevel Governance