Networks 

​CoR networks enable regions and cities to contribute to the EU debate and to exchange experiences and best practice in specific EU policies.
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​CoR​ Monitoring Platform

The CoR Monitoring Platform monitors the involvement of local and regional authorities in the European Semester of economic policy coordination and in the EU's long-term strategy for sustainable growth.

Mission

Monitor the involvement of regional and local authorities in the European Semester and in the EU's long-term strategy for sustainable growth.

Key activities

  • Monitoring opportunities and challenges for local and regional authorities to get involved in the design and implementation of structural reforms in the context of the European Semester
  • Consulting its members, either electronically or by organising events where regional and local authorities can voice their opinions and concerns
  • Providing inputs to the CoR political and legislative work on how to give the European Semester and the EU's long-term strategy for sustainable growth a clearer territorial dimension

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Th​e high level multi-stakeholder platform on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

The high-level multi-stakeholder platform on SDGs brings together stakeholders from cities, regions, civil society, non-governmental organizations, the private and corporate sector in regular meetings to support and advise the European Commission on the implementation of SDGs at EU level. It is coordinated by the European Commission Secretariat and has 30 members, including the European Committee of the Regions.

Mission

The high-level multi-stakeholder platform on SDGs brings together stakeholders from cities, regions, civil society, non-governmental organizations, the private and corporate sector in regular meetings to support and advise the European Commission on the implementation of SDGs at EU level. It is coordinated by the European Commission Secretariat and has 30 members, including the European Committee of the Regions.

Key activities

  • support and advise the European Commission and all stakeholders involved on the implementation of the SDGs at EU level
  • support and advise the European Commission in relation to Commission events on sustainable development
  • help to prepare the selection process of an annual sustainability award
  • provide a forum for exchange of experience and best practice on the implementation of the SDGs across sectors and at local, regional, national and EU level

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Subsidiarity Monitoring Network

The Subsidiarity Monitoring Network (SMN) was set up to facilitate the exchange of information between local and regional authorities and the Union level through the whole policy cycle regarding various documents and legislative proposals which, once adopted, will have a direct impact on these authorities and the policies for which they are responsible.

Its members include Parliaments and Governments of regions with legislative powers, local and regional authorities without legislative powers and local government associations in the European Union. It is also open to CoR national delegations and chambers of national parliaments.

Mission

  • Enabling local and regional authorities to be active in monitoring the application of the subsidiarity and proportionality principles
  • Supporting regions with legislative powers through REGPEX – a subnetwork of the SMN open to parliaments and governments of regions with legislative powers

Key activities

  • Supporting parliaments and governments from regions with legislative powers via specific platform REGPEX during the Early Warning System period
  • Raising awareness of the practical application of the subsidiarity principle and facilitating best-practice exchange
  • Keeping CoR rapporteurs and members informed about contributions regarding subsidiarity and proportionality from a representative network of local and regional authorities
  • Identifying measures for better law-making, cutting red tape and increasing the acceptance of EU policies by EU citizens
  • Facilitating inter-institutional dialogue on subsidiarity through a biennial Subsidiarity Conference​

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European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation

The European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation facilitates cross-border, transnational or interregional cooperation by creating one single legal entity.

Mission

Enable regional and local authorities from different Member states to cooperate more effectively, for instance, by allowing them to directly apply for and manage European funds and better structure their cooperation   

Key activities

  • The CoR is the official EU register of the EGTCs
  • The EGTC Platform integrates the political and technical representatives of all the existing EGTCs, EGTCs under construction and experts
  • The Platform aims to facilitate the exchange of experiences on the ground, to promote the EGTC as a tool for territorial cohesion and give visibility to the EGTC projects, while supporting the consultative works of the CoR in cross-border issues

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Covenant of Mayors

The European Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy brings together local and regional authorities voluntarily committed to implementing EU climate and energy objectives on their territories. This unique bottom-up movement is shaped by cities who share vision of decarbonised and resilient territories where citizens have access to secure, sustainable and affordable energy.

Mission

Provide a bottom-up support for the implementation of the EU Climate and Energy Package, adopted in 2008 by heads of state and government

Key activities

  • CoR's Covenant of Mayors ambassadors  – local and regional elected politicians whose regions and cities already are signatories of the Covenant – represent the CoR at national and international events and encourage towns, cities and regions to join the initiative
  • Exchanging knowledge and best practice, particularly on financing climate change mitigation and adaptation measures​

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Network of Regional Hubs for EU Policy Implementation Review (RegHub) - Pilot project

The Network shall provide feedback about the implementation of EU legislation at local and regional level. It is coordinated by the CoR. A pilot phase starts with 20 regions. Regions setup regional hubs to provide their practical experiences in implementing EU-policies.

Mission

The Network shall provide feedback about the implementation of EU legislation at local and regional level. It is coordinated by the CoR. A pilot phase starts with 20 regions. Regions setup regional hubs to provide their practical experiences in implementing EU-policies

Key activities

  • Providing timely, systematic and coherent feedback about the implementation of EU legislation at local and regional level
  • Ensuring a better involvement of local and regional actors at an early stage of the EU legislation process by providing a direct contact point at regional level
  • Providing an information hub in the region about the ongoing efforts of the EU in the field of better regulation (information about public consultations, implementation plans, web-sites, etc.)
  • Strengthening the focus on improving existing EU legislation and its application at local and regional level by promoting partnership and multi-level governance
  • Providing a permanent mechanism for promoting simplification and interregional learning in applying and further developing EU legislation

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Cities and Regions for Integration

Cities and Regions for Integration initiative provides a political platform for European mayors and regional leaders to showcase positive examples of integration of migrants and refugees, share relevant information and promote diversity as an added value to building inclusive cities and ensuring social cohesion.

​Mission

  • to support the integration of migrants and refugees
  • to give a stronger voice to small municipalities, mid-size cities and regions and encourage cooperation between smaller localities, cities and regions
  • to contribute to presenting stronger narrative of solidarity and countering disinformation in this field

Key activities

  • organisation of political roundtables and high-level conferences
  • development and promotion of proposals for EU integration policies
  • collection of good experience and practices (interactive map)
  • facilitation of exchange of good practices
  • provision and dissemination of information on integration (funding opportunities, events, good practice, etc.)

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