The European Union needs its regions and cities just as much as they need the EU.
This Friday 15 March 2019, EU local and regional leaders launched a call in Bucharest to rebuild Europe from the ground up.
The Bucharest Declaration is the contribution of Europe's regions and cities to the work on the Strategic Agenda 2019-2024.
President of the European Committee of the Regions
Prime Minister of Romania
Mayor of Bucharest, Romania
European Chief Negotiator for the United Kingdom Exiting
the European Union
Robert Sorin Negoiță
President of the Romanian Delegation to the European Committee of the Regions
Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Europe, United Nations
Annika Annerby Jansson
President of the Regional Council of Skåne,
President of the European Youth Forum
President of the Assembly of European Regions and of R20 (Regions for climate action) and Regional Minister of the Environment and Vice-President of the Regional Council of Västra Götaland, Sweden
of the City of Brussels, Belgium
Vasco Alves Cordeiro
of the Conference of
Peripheral and Maritime Regions of Europe and of the Regional Government of the Azores, Portugal
European Commissioner for Regional Policy
Adrian Florin Dobre
Mayor of the Municipality of Ploiești, Romania
Regional Governor of Attica, Greece
of the Bratislava Self-Governing Region, Slovakia
Mayor of Gdansk, Poland
Mayor of the Municipality of Sibiu, Romania
of the European Economic and Social Committee
First Vice-President of the CoR
Elżbieta Anna Polak
Marshal of Lubuskie Voivodeship, Poland
President of the Conference of European Regional
Legislative Assemblies and President of the regional assembly of Umbria, Italy
Governor of Hradec
Králové Region, Czech
President of Styria's Parliament
The EU's local and regional governments are key players in strengthening European democracy and identity.
Regions, cities and their leaders are important for the delivery of a sustainable, competitive and fair European Union.
Solidarity among EU Member States, regions and cities must be at the heart of the European Union to deliver an even more sustainable and competitive Europe.