145th CoR Plenary Session  

30/06/2021 - 02/07/2021 Hybrid meeting Jacques Delors Building & online Green Deal; Education; Culture; Future of Europe; Digital policy and connectivity; Transport policy
​The Members of the European Committee of the Regions will meet remotely for the 145th plenary session on 30 June and 1-2  July 2021.
 

Contact

greffe@cor.europa.eu

​​​​​​​​The session will include debates on:

  • ​​​Better Regulation, Foresight and the European Commission's Work Programme for 2022 with Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission for Interinstitutional​​​
  • Conference on the Future of Europe with Statements by MEPs representatives from the Executive Board of CoFoE (tbc)
  • Promoting the European values through culture and education with Margaritis Schinas, Vice-President of the European Commission for Promoting our European Way of Life
  • European Democracy Action Plan with Věra Jourová, Vice-President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency
  • EU Green Deal Smart Sustainable Mobility in regions, cities and villages with Adina Vălean, Commissioner for Transport
  • Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act with Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice President of the European Commission for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age​
  • Future of cross-border cooperation in the EU with Anne Sander (FR/EPP) (tbc)

Agenda

Wednesday 30/06/2021

  • 15:00
    FORMAL OPENING OF THE SESSION1. Adoption of the agenda (COR-2021-02294-00-01-CONVPOJ-TRA) 2. Approval of the minutes of the 144th plenary session, held on 5, 6 and 7 May 2021 COR-2021-01470-00-01-PV-TRA - COR-2021-01470-00-00-PV-REF COR-2021-01470-01-01-PV-REF - COR-2021-01470-02-00-PV-REF COR-2021-01470-03-00-PV-REF - COR-2021-01470-04-00-PV-REF COR-2021-01470-05-00-PV-REF - COR-2021-01470-06-00-PV-REF
  • 15:00
    DEBATE ON BETTER REGULATION, FORESIGHT AND THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION'S WORK PROGRAMME FOR 20223. Statement by: COR-2021-02294-01-01-PSP-TRA • Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission for Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight Debate with the members of the European Committee of the Regions
  • 16:00
    ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTIONPresentation of a resolution to be adopted: 4. Resolution "European Committee of the Regions" COR-2021-02507-00-00-PRES-TRA - RESOL-VII/013
  • 16:15
    VOTING TIME ON THE RESOLUTION
  • 16:30
    BREAK
  • 17:00
    DEBATE ON THE CONFERENCE ON THE FUTURE OF EUROPE5. Statements by MEPs representatives from the Executive Board of CoFoE (tbc) COR-2021-02294-02-01-PSP-TRA Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions
  • 18:30
    ADJOURNMENT

Thursday 01/07/2021

  • 09:00
    RESUMPTION OF THE PLENARY SESSION
  • 09:00
    DEBATE ON PROMOTING THE EUROPEAN VALUES THROUGH CULTURE AND EDUCATION6. Statement by: COR-2021-02294-03-01-PSP-TRA • Margaritis Schinas, Vice-President of the European Commission for Promoting our European Way of Life Debate with the members of the European Committee of the Regions
  • 10:00
    DEBATE ON THE EUROPEAN DEMOCRACY ACTION PLAN7. Statement by: COR-2021-02294-04-01-PSP-TRA • Věra Jourová, Vice-President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions
  • 11:00
    BREAK
  • 11:30
    DEBATE - EU GREEN DEAL SMART SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY IN REGIONS, CITIES AND VILLAGES8. Statement by: COR-2021-02294-05-01-PSP-TRA • Adina Vălean, Commissioner for Transport Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions
  • 12:30
    ADOPTION OF OPINIONSPresentation of opinions to be adopted: 9. Communication on the new strategy to strengthen the application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights Own-initiative COR-2021-00433-00-00-PAC-TRA - CIVEX-VII/006 Rapporteur: Jean-Luc Vanraes (BE/RENEW E.) 10. European Democracy Action Plan Own-initiative COR-2021-01278-00-00-PAC-TRA - CIVEX-VII/008 Rapporteur: Aleksandra Dulkiewicz (PL/EPP) Statement by Raphaël Glucksmann (FR/S&D), Chair of the EP Special Committee on Foreign Interference in all Democratic Processes in the European Union, including Disinformation
  • 13:00
    BREAK
  • 14:30
    ADOPTION OF OPINIONSPresentation of opinions to be adopted: 11. An Action Plan for the Social Economy Optional (outlook) COR-2020-05860-00-00-PAC-TRA - SEDEC-VII/016 Rapporteur: Mikel Irujo Amezaga (ES/EA) Statement by Patrizia Toia (IT/S&D), Vice-Chair of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy of the European Parliament (tbc) 12. On the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act Optional COR-2020-05356-00-00-PAC-TRA - ECON-VII/012 Rapporteur: Rodi Kratsa (EL/EPP)
  • 15:00
    DEBATE ON THE DIGITAL SERVICES ACT AND DIGITAL MARKETS ACT13. Statement by: COR-2021-02294-06-00-PSP-TRA • Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions
  • 16:00
    BREAK
  • 16:30
    ADOPTION OF OPINIONSPresentation of opinions to be adopted: 14. Future plan for care workers and care services – local and regional opportunities in the context of a European challenge Own-initiative COR-2020-05862-00-00-PAC-TRA - SEDEC-VII/017 Rapporteur: Heinrich Dorner (AT/PES) Statement by Miriam Lexmann (SK/EPP), Member of the European Parliament (tbc) 15. Forging a climate-resilient Europe – the new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change Own-initiative COR-2021-01903-00-00-PAC-TRA - ENVE-VII/017 Rapporteur: Markku Markkula (FI/EPP) Statement by Maria Spyraki (EL/EPP), Member of the European Parliament (tbc) 16. Resilience of critical entities Optional COR-2021-00570-00-00-PAC-TRA - NAT-VII/017 Rapporteur: Mario Guarente (IT/ECR) Statement by Michal Šimečka (SK/RENEW E.), Member of the European Parliament (tbc)
  • 17:30
    VOTING TIME ON 7 OPINIONS
  • 18:30
    ADJOURNMENT

Friday 02/07/2021

  • 09:00
    RESUMPTION OF THE PLENARY SESSION
  • 09:00
    ADOPTION OF AN OPINION Presentation of an opinion to be adopted: 17. Revised Trans-European Energy Infrastructure Regulation fit for the Green and Digital Transition Mandatory COR-2021-00722-00-00-PAC-TRA - ENVE-VII/016 Rapporteur: Robert Sorin Negoiță (HO/PES) Statement by Zdzisław Krasnodębski (PL/ECR), Vice-chair of Committee on Industry, Research and Energy of the European Parliament (tbc)
  • 09:20
    ADOPTION OF A REPORT 18. Executive Summary of the report (COR-2021-02294-08-00-PSP-TRA) Report on the impact of CoR opinions (COR-2021-02294-08-00-PSP-REF)
  • 09:30
    DEBATE ON THE FUTURE OF CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION IN THE EUROPEAN UNION19. Statements by: • Anne Sander (FR/EPP), MEP and former Chair of the Working Group on Cross-Border issues of the European Parliament (tbc) Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions
  • 10:00
    ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTIONPresentation of a resolution to be adopted: 20. Draft Resolution on a vision for Europe: future of cross-border cooperation COR-2021-02499-00-00-PRES-TRA - RESOL-VII/014
  • 10:10
    ADOPTION OF AN OPINIONPresentation of an opinion to be adopted: 21. Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy Own-initiative COR-2021-00497-00-00-PAC-TRA - COTER-VII/011 Rapporteur: Robert Van Asten (NL/RENEW E.) Statement by Ismail Ertug (DE/S&D), Member of the European Parliament (tbc)
  • 10:30
    BREAK
  • 11:00
    ADOPTION OF OPINIONSPresentation of opinions to be adopted: 22. Renewed partnership with the Southern Neighbourhood A new Agenda for the Mediterranean Own-initiative COR-2021-01952-00-01-PAC-TRA - CIVEX-VII/010 Rapporteur: Vincenzo Bianco (IT/PES) Statement by Antonio López-Istúriz White (ES/EPP), Member of the European Parliament 23. The future of regional airports –challenges and opportunities Own-initiative COR-2021-00471-00-01-PAC-TRA - COTER-VII/010 Rapporteur: Władysław Ortyl (PL/ECR) Statement by Marian-Jean Marinescu (RO/EPP), Member of the European Parliament (tbc) 24. Delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 Own-initiative COR-2021-00103-00-01-PAC-TRA - ECON-VII/014 Rapporteur: Ricardo Rio (PT/EPP) Statement by Irene Tinagli (IT/S&D), Member of the European Parliament (tbc) 25. Stepping up Europe’s 2030 climate ambition towards COP26 Own-initiative COR-2020-05068-00-00-PAC-TRA - ENVE-VII/013 Rapporteur: Vincen Chauvet (FR/RENEW E.)
  • 12:20
    VOTING TIME ON 6 OPINIONS AND 1 RESOLUTION
  • 13:20
    OTHER DOCUMENTS26. Election of Bureau members (COR-2021-02294-00-00-PSP-REF) (for decision) 27. New CoR members and alternates (COR-2021-02294-00-00-PSP-TRA)(for information) 28. Any other business 29. Date of the next meeting
  • 13:30
    END OF THE PLENARY SESSION
 

Opinions

The plenary assembly will discuss and vote on the opinions listed here below.