Vasco Alv​​es Cordeiro 

President of the European Committee of the Regions 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Vasco Alves Cordeiro was elected President of the European Committee of the Regions in June 2022.

Born in the Azores, an autonomous region of Portugal and an EU outermost region, on 28 March 1973, Vasco Alves Cordeiro, lawyer, married and father of two children, is a member of the Legislative Assembly of the Autonomous Region of the Azores.

A graduate in law from the University of Coimbra and with a postgraduate degree in regional law from the University of Lisbon and University of the Azores, Vasco Alves Cordeiro began his professional career as a lawyer in the Azores in 1995 where he practiced until 2003.

In 1996, he was elected for the first time as a member of the Legislative Assembly of the Autonomous Region of the Azores for the Socialist Party, and led the socialist group in the regional parliament between 2000 and 2003.

Since then, he has held several positions in the regional executive, including Regional Secretary of Economy (2008-2012), Regional Secretary of the Presidency (2004-2008), responsible for European and External Affairs, and Regional Secretary for Agriculture and Fisheries (2003-2004).

In 2012, he was elected President of the Regional Government of the Azores for the first time, a position for which he was re-elected in 2016, and, in that capacity, represented the region at European and international level as a member of the European Committee of the Regions, and organisations such as the Conference of Peripheral and Maritime Regions of Europe, the Conference of Presidents of the EU Outermost Regions, the Assembly of the Regions of Europe, R20 – Regions of Climate Action, and in the framework of relations with countries that host Azorean communities, including the USA, Canada and Brazil. From 2014 to 2020, he was President of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe.

Cordeiro has been the leader of the Socialist Party of the Azores since January 2013. A strong supporter of the urgent need to tackle the issue of citizens' support for the European project, Vasco Alves Cordeiro has also dedicated himself to strengthening social, economic and territorial cohesion in the European Union, advocating for European policies that genuinely correspond to the interests and ambitions of citizens and strengthen the role of regions as bastions of the Union's internal democracy and its economic and social progress.

Member of the European Committee of the Regions since 2013 and, previously, from 2004 to 2008 as an alternate member, Cordeiro was the First Vice-President of the institution from February 2020 to June 2022. ​​​
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  • The State of Regions and Cities in the European Union

    Date: 11/10/2022
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  • Election speech by President Vasco Alves Cordeiro at the plenary session of the European Committee of the Regions

    Date: 29/06/2022
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      Intervenção pelo Presidente Vasco Alves Cordeiro por ocasião da sua eleição na sessão plenária do Comité das Regiões Europeu
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My Team

  • portrait of Jean-Paul BuffatJean-Paul BuffatHead of Cabinet
    • ​​​Strategy, coordination, management ​
    +32 2 282 2256JeanPaul.Buffat@cor.europa.eu
  • portrait of Anne MorinAnne MorinDeputy Head of Cabinet
    • Deputising the HoC
    • Statutory meetings
    • Inter-institutional relations
    • Political parties
    • Ukraine, enlargeme​​nt, neighborhood
    • EU presidency: CZ  ​​​
    +32 2 282 2189Anne.Morin@cor.europa.eu
  • portrait of Monica TiberiMonica TiberiPresident's spokesperson
    • Press and strategic communications
    • Communication lead for flagship events, such as CoR Summit, European Week of Regions and Cities, and Barometer​
    • Social media ​​
    +32 2 282 2381Monica.Tiberi@cor.europa.eu
  • portrait of Alessandra AntoniniAlessandra AntoniniMember of Cabinet
    • Green Deal
    • Sustainable developement
    • CoR Commission : NAT – ENVE
    • EU Presidency: Spain​​​
    • Administrative bodies and internal procedures​
    +32 2 282 2308Alessandra.Antonini@cor.europa.eu
  • portrait of François BalateFrançois BalateMember of Cabinet
    • Future of Europe (incl. Barometer)
    • Subsidiarity
    • Youth (incl. YEP programme), education, culture
    • Relations with think tanks
    • EU presidencies: Sweden and Belgium
    • CoR Commission: CIVEX  ​​
    +32 2 282 2459Francois.Balate@cor.europa.eu
  • portrait of Nicolas BrookesNicolas BrookesMember of Cabinet
    • Cohesion, rural developpement
    • Cohesion alliance
    • EU budget
    • public finances, public procurement
    • financial instruments
    • economic governance and EU Semester
    • Relations with European Investment Bank and European Central Bank
    • CoR UK Contact Group
    • CoR Commission : COTER ​– ECON ​​
    +32 2 282 2241Nicolas.Brookes@cor.europa.eu
  • portrait of Francisco TavaresFrancisco TavaresMember of Cabinet
    • Social Europe
    • Relations with national, EU and international territorial associations and delegations
    • Foreign relations (except  Ukraine, enlargement and neighborhood)
    • Outermost regions​
    • EU presidency : Spain (support to Alessandra Antonini)
    • CoR commission : SEDEC​​
    +32 2 282 2501Francisco.Tavares@cor.europa.eu
  • portrait of Rita MuscatRita MuscatPersonal Assistant to the President
    • Organization of President's agenda
    • Financial matters missions
    • Protocol ​​​
    +32 2 546 9594Rita.Muscat@cor.europa.eu
  • portrait of Marta Vaz SilvaMarta Vaz SilvaAssistant to Head of Cabinet and to the Deputy Head of Cabinet
    • Support to HoC and Deputy HoC
    • Portuguese press (su​pport to Monica Tiberi) ​
    +32 2 282 2499MartaSofia.VazSilva@cor.europa.eu
  • portrait of Doriane Henry De FrahanDoriane Henry De FrahanAssistant to the Cabinet members
    • Logistical and policy support to cabinet members
    • Administrative support and mailing ​​​
    +32 2 282 2286Doriane.HenryDeFrahan@cor.europa.eu
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  • The State of Regions and Cities in the European Union
    The State of Regions and Cities in the European Union
  • Press conference by Vasco Alv​​es Cordeiro, newly-elected CoR President
    Press conference by Vasco Alv​​es Cordeiro, newly-elected CoR President
  • Speech by Vasco Alves Cordeiro, newly-elected CoR President
    Speech by Vasco Alves Cordeiro, newly-elected CoR President

Agenda

Upcoming events

  1. 30/11/2022 : 10:30 (CET)
    The President will take part in the meeting of the Party of European Socialists Group in the European Committee of the Regions, of which he is a member.
    Location: European Committee of the Regions
  2. 30/11/2022 : 11:30 (CET)
    Meeting with President of Region Ile-de-France Valérie Pécresse
    Location: European Committee of the Regions
  3. 30/11/2022 : 12:00 (CET)
    Meeting with Brussels Capital Region Minister-President, Rudi Vervoort, and State Secretary for European Affairs, Pascal Smet
    Location: European Committee of the Regions
  4. 30/11/2022 : 12:45 (CET)
    Joint signing ceremony of the European Committee of the Regions and Economic and Social Committee Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) declaration with the President of the EESC Christa Schweng
    Location: Brussels
  5. 30/11/2022 : 15:00 (CET)
    152nd CoR Plenary Session
    Location: Charlemagne Building – GASP room (Brussels)
  6. 30/11/2022 : 16:10 (CET)
    Bilateral meeting with Commissioner for Agriculture, Janusz Wojciechowski
    Location: Brussels
  7. 30/11/2022 : 19:00 (CET)
    Meeting with the Mayor of Prague, Zdenek Hrib
    Location: Brussels
  8. 30/11/2022 : 19:30 (CET)
    Meeting with Witold Rafał Kozłowski, Marshal of the Małopolska Region
    Location: Brussels
  9. 01/12/2022 : 08:45 (CET)
    Bilateral meeting with European Commission Vice President for Promoting our European Way of Life, Margaritis Schinas
    Location: Brussels
  10. 02/12/2022 : 09:00 (CET)
    Conference on the Future of Europe Feedback event
    Location: European Parliament

Past events

  1. 29/11/2022 : 17:30 (CET)
    European Committee of the Regions Bureau Meeting
    Location: European Committee of the Regions
  2. 29/11/2022 : 15:30 (CET)
    Conference of the Presidents of the European Committee of the Regions
    Location: European Committee of the Regions
  3. 29/11/2022 : 10:45 (CET)
    Political level meeting: European Alliance of Cities and Regions for the Reconstruction of Ukraine
    Location: JDE 52 and Interactio
  4. 29/11/2022 : 09:00 (CET)
    High-Level Group meeting of the CoR and CoE Congress of Local and Regional Authorities
    Location: JDE70 - closed event
  5. 11/11/2022 : 09:00 (CET)
    The 10th Subsidiarity Conference, held this year at the invitation of the CoR member Ximo Puig I Ferrer, President of the Regional Government of Valencia, is a biennial one day-event that seeks to strengthen the EU inter-institutional dialogue on subsidia
    Location: Valencia
  6. 10/11/2022 : 18:30 (CET)
    Participation in the citizen's debate "What do the young people of the region get out of the Conference of the Future of Europe?"
    Location: Palacio de Comunicaciones de València, Plaça de l’Ajuntament 24, Valencia, Spain
  7. 08/11/2022 : 16:15 (CET)
    Key note speech at the Berlin Conference "Co-Creating Europe from the Bottom-Up"
    Location: Allianz Forum Berlin
  8. 28/10/2022 : 12:30 (CET)
    Concluding remarks at EuropCom 2022 "Communicating climate action"
    Location: Event organized by the Committee of the Regions
  9. 27/10/2022 : 15:00 (CET)
    Opening remarks at the Consultation on the EU Charter on Youth and Democracy.
    Location: JDE 70 / Online
  10. 25/10/2022 : 09:00 (CET)
    International Expert Conference on the Recovery, Reconstruction and Modernisation of Ukraine
    Location: Westhafen Event & Convention Center Berlin
  11. 13/10/2022 : 14:30 (CET)
    Closing session of the European Week of Regions and Cities, with the European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reform, Elisa Ferreira and the Chair of the European Parliament's Regional Development Committee, Younous Omarjee
    Location: The Square
  12. 11/10/2022 : 15:00 (CET)
    Opening of the Plenary Session of the Committee of the Regions and debate on the "State of Regions and Cities in the EU": Annual speech by the President
    Location: Charlemagne Building, Plenary Room
  13. 11/10/2022 : 13:30 (CET)
    Meeting with the Vice-President of the European Commission, Maros Sefcovic
    Location: EC Building, Berlaymont
  14. 11/10/2022 : 09:30 (CET)
    Participation, together with the Commissioner for Employment and Social Rights, Nicolas Schmit, in the Workshop of the PES Group of the Committee of the Regions on Affordable and Sustainable Housing
    Location: Jacques Delors building - Committee of the Regions - JDE62
  15. 10/10/2022 : 14:30 (CET)
    Opening of the Week of EU Regions and Cities, with the President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola and the European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reform, Elisa Ferreira
    Location: European Parliament hemicycle
  16. 10/10/2022 : 13:45 (CET)
    Agenda President of the European Committee of the Regions: Meeting with the President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola
    Location: European Parliament Building, PHS
  17. 10/10/2022 : 11:00 (CET)
    Joint press conference with the European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reform, Elisa Ferreira
    Location: EC Building, Berlaymont
  18. 01/1/0001
    Meeting with President of Bretagne regional council, Loïg Chesnais-Girard

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