Great world ideals all begin in some home neighbourhood

European territories facing societal challenges

The COVID19 crisis was economic and social. That is why the EU needs an inclusive recovery to revive the economy and empower local communities to cope with systemic changes, such as the green and digital transition.

Cohesion and recovery

The Cohesion Policy is one of the most effective tools to reduce regional disparities and boost economic innovation. A closer cooperation between recovery plans and Cohesion Policy is what the EU needs to fully support its regions and cities.

Building the House of European Democracy

Enhancing the democratic functioning of the EU requires a greater involvement of local and regional authorities. They are the closest to the citizens and without them the House of European Democracy would have no foundation.  Democracy in action is further reflected by the focus on diversity and youth participation across the programme.

 What is the European Summit? 

​​​​​Organized every half-mandate of the CoR, the European Summit of Regions and Cities gathers elected local representatives to address the EU's future challenges.

This time, the Summit aims at increasing the impact and outreach of the Conference on the Future of Europe. The voices of regions and cities must be heard and listened to, as they are key contributors to the European project and play an essential role in placing citizens at the heart of Europe.

With the support of the French hosts and co-organisers, youth representatives, and a wide participation enabled by the hybrid format, the 9th European Summit of Regions and Cities invites citizens and their elected representatives to help design a more resilient, cohesive and democratic European Union.

One week ahead of the final plenary session of the Conference on the Future of Europe, we will look at the requests and suggestions from cities and regions engaged in recovery efforts, committed to cooperate in view of a more sustainable future.

The Future of Europe survey has been created by the European Committee of the Regions to find out what people think about the European Union, its role, function and its future challenges. The survey is available in all official EU languages, and is completely anonymous. Fill our survey.

Save the date: 3-4 March 2022 in Marseille​