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The European Committee of the Regions and the European Commission strengthen cooperation  

​On the occasion of its 30th anniversary and in view of the new EU mandate, the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and the European Commission (EC) seek to reinforce their institutional partnership. 

The President of the European Committee of the Regions, Vasco Alves Cordeiro, and the European Commission's Executive Vice-President for European Green Deal, Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight, Maroš Šefčovič, signed on 20 March a revised Protocol of Cooperation to intensify their common work to ensure that the voice of European regional and local authorities is heard in all phases of the EU decision-making process.

The revised cooperation will allow for new concrete participation and exchange opportunities such as:

  • a stronger presence of the Commission President and Commissioners in the CoR plenary sessions;
  • the possibility for CoR Members to submit questions of concerns from their territories to the Commission;
  • an intensified improved connection of existing initiatives promoted by the EC and the CoR to involve local politicians in dedicated networking, training and communication activities;
  • the promotion of joint capacity building actions in EU countries;
  • a reinforced cooperation with the EC representation offices in member states.

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​Vasco Alves Cordeiro, President of the European Committee of the Regions, said: “A stronger cooperation between the European Committee of the Regions and the European Commission is a positive step for all regions and cities to make sure that EU legislation is conceived and implemented in a way that fully takes into account the diverse realities of our territories."

Maroš Šefčovič, European Commission's Executive Vice-President, said: “The Committee has time and again proven indispensable in tackling the major political and social challenges the European Union has faced. As the voice of the local and regional level in EU policymaking, it plays a crucial role in supporting the implementation of European policies on the ground. With a cooperation protocol that has served us well, we sought to introduce improvements without making fundamental changes. And now, following a revision process which was undertaken in a positive and collaborative manner, there are fresh avenues for cooperation."​

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