Commission for Citizenship, Governance, Institutional and External Affairs (CIVEX)  


The remit of the CIVEX Commission covers the following fields:     

  • Area of Freedom, Security and Justice   
  • Immigration Policy, asylum and visas     
  • EU Charter of Fundamental Rights     
  • Active Citizenship
  • Devolution
  • Constitutional Affairs
  • Governance, better Law-Making, Subsidiarity and Proportionality     
  • External Relations, including administrative external cooperation and capacity building
  • International Treaties and negotiations, terrorism and border controls
  • Neighbourhood Policy (including Eastern Partnership and Euro-Med cooperation), decentralised cooperation for development and EU enlargement issues     
Select other CoR commission: CIVEX COTER ECON ENVE NAT SEDEC

 Previous Meetings

 Next Meetings

Head of Unit: Silke Tönshoff

Assistant to the HoU: Fernanda Rondao Brito

Webmaster:  Piotr Grzebielec  in charge of WG Western Balkans


  • Katerina STAMATI, Coordinator Constitutional Affairs and in charge of migration and election observation
  • Monika WEYMANN, in charge of EU citizenship, better regulation and governance
  • Oskar WHYTE,  in charge of better regulation and subsidiarity
  • Kristina CHARRAD, in charge of subsidiarity and migration
  • Paulo ROCHA TRINDADE, in charge of migration, fundamental rights and future of the EU treaties
  • Milica NEACSU, Coordinator External Relations – East and in charge of CORLEAP, Eastern Partnership and JCC FYROM
  • Gudrun NIEDORF, Coordinator External Relations – South and in charge of ARLEM, Euromed and Division of powers
  • Tatiana DIMITROVA, in charge of ARLEM, Euromed and decentralised cooperation for development
  • Darja GONTSAROVA, in charge of Task Force Ukraine, Eastern Partnership and CORLEAP
  • Alfonso ALCOLEA MARTINEZ, in charge of decentralised cooperation for development including Libya and the European Portal for Decentralised Cooperation, JCC Montenegro
  • Victor TILEA, in charge of ARLEM, Euromed, WG Turkey and Division of Powers
  • Simona-Elena LIVIDEANU, in charge of security and fundamental rights


  • Efterpi KOUTSI, in charge of support to CIVEX commission meetings, opinions and amendments, plenary sessions, WG Turkey
  • Daniel FERNANDEZ BUCKLEY, in charge of support to CIVEX commission meetings, subsidiarity, REFIT and to multilevel governance
  • Viliam CIERNY, in charge of general support for CORLEAP, Task Force Ukraine, JCC Serbia, relations with the Congress
  • Andrea PARTOUNE, in charge of support to ARLEM, Euromed, Union for Mediterranean, decentralised cooperation, JCC FYROM
  • Luca VENOSTA, in charge of support to enlargement, decentralised cooperation including the Assises of Decentralised Cooperation, JCC Montenegro and ARLEM