Our political action is based on the belief that cooperation between European, national, regional and local levels is essential if we are to build an ever closer and more mutually supportive union among the people of Europe and respond to the challenges of globalisation.
Promoting dialogue and cross-border cooperation
are organised by the CoR to get input from local and regional authorities,
experts and other stakeholders so they can contribute to the opinions
proposed by our CoR members for adoption at EU level.
are special interest groups of members who gather to discuss issues at
local/regional level or sometimes across different countries.
The CoR also coordinates some
to enable regions and cities to exchange best practices, both at the
European level and beyond. The
Eastern Partnership (CORLEAP)
Euro-Mediterranean Assembly (ARLEM)
, for instance, attest to the CoR's efforts in the field of EU
Further cross-border cooperation includes:
Monitoring, assessment and research activities
Last but not least, the CoR
all levels of government are involved
and that EU legislation is properly implemented at local and regional
assesses the potential impact of EU legislative proposals on the ground
encourages decentralisation and reinforced partnership for effective
policy-making in the EU
complements its strategic planning by trying to anticipate future
challenges and opportunities which in turn may help ongoing