Bucharest Declaration 

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.


Karl-Heinz Lambertz
President of the European Committee of the Regions​​
Vasilica-Viorica Dăncilă
​Prime Minister of Romania​
Gabriela Firea
Mayor of Bucharest​​​, Romania
Michel Barnier
​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
Olga Algayerova
Executive Secretary of the E​​conomic Commission for Europe, United Nations ​​​​​
Annika Annerby Jansson
​President of the Regional Council of Skåne, Sweden
Carina Autengruber
President of the European Youth Forum​​
Magnus Berntsson
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
Philippe Close
​Mayor of the City of Brussels, Belgium
Vasco Alves Cordeiro
​President of the Conference of Peripheral and Maritime Regions of Europe and of the Regional Government of the Azores, Portugal
Corina Crețu
​European Commissioner for Regional Policy
Adrian Florin Dobre
Mayor of the Municipality of Ploiești, Romania​​
Rena Dourou
Regional Governor of Attica, Greece
Juraj Droba
​President of the Bratislava Self-Governing Region, Slovakia
Aleksandra Dulkiewicz
​Mayor of Gdansk, Poland
Astrid Fodor
​Mayor of the Municipality of Sibiu, Romania
Luca Jahier
​President of the European Economic and Social Committee
Markku Markkula
First Vice-President of the CoR
Elżbieta Anna Polak
​Marshal of Lubuskie Voivodeship, Poland
Donatella Porzi
​President of the Conference of European Regional Legislative Assemblies and President of the regional assembly of Umbria, Italy
Jiří Štěpán
​Governor of Hradec Králové Region, Czech Republic
Bettina Vollath
​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.