The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has required a large-scale and comprehensive response in various areas in our society. As the levels of governance closest to the citizens, local and regional authorities across Europe have been in the front line in the response to the crisis.
The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) are conducting a targeted consultation of key organisations representing local and regional authorities in all EU Member States to take stock of their experiences in implementing COVID-related measures.
The results of the questionnaire are expected to provide valuable information and will feed into the Committee of the Regions' opinion on "Experiences and Lessons learned by regions and cities during the COVID-19 crisis", as well as into the CEMR's work on this thematic.
The aim is to bring forward practical suggestions and recommendations to the EU level and highlight the crucial role of local and regional authorities and their National Associations, in the response to the crisis and in the recovery, with a view to achieving a more efficient common response based on better regulation at national and EU level.
The questionnaire can be accessed through this link
and will run until 5 February 2021.