The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) has 329 members representing local and regional authorities from all 27 EU Member States. They gather in plenary in Brussels 5 to 6 times a year to discuss political priorities and adopt opinions on EU legislation.
Members must be democratically elected and/or hold a political mandate in their home country. Each national government proposes its regional and local representatives (members and alternates) – national delegations – who must be approved by the Council of the EU.
In April 2019, the Bureau adopted a strategy for a gender-balanced participation of members in the CoR.
Members do not receive any remuneration from the CoR. However, in the context of CoR meetings or duly app roved missions, members are reimbursed for the actual cost of their transport tickets and receive allo wances to cover all their costs during the journey and at the meeting place. More information can be found here.
CoR members are grouped according to their political affiliation – – and areas of interest – commissions.
For more information, have a look at the Member's Portal, the Code of Conduct for CoR Members, the CoR Rules of Procedure, its Corrigendum for Rule 6 and the Guide.
The Network of Former Members brings together former members and alternates of the European Committee of the Regions, offering them the possibility to continue to follow the CoR's political work and activities. It is also open to other individuals and friends of the CoR who wish to put their experience and knowledge to good use for the CoR and for Europe.