The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is drafting an opinion "Towards
sustainable neighbourhoods and small communities - Environment policy below
To discuss the topic of the opinion, the Rapporteur Mr
Gaetano ARMAO (IT/EPP), Vice-President and Regional Minister for
Economy of the Region of Sicily and also the Chair of the Interregional
group on Insular Regions of the CoR, would be happy to meet you on:
Monday, 30th September
2019 from 2.30 to 4.30 pm
(Registration will start at
in the Committee of the Regions
(Rue Belliard 101, B-1040 Brussels)
Our Rapporteur has prepared a Working document available here
in English. For all other language versions, please visit this
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Should you wish to provide contributions to the preparation of the Draft Opinion, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org by 7 October 2019.
Presentations and session recordings are available under the Summary Links section on the right.
The CoR seeks to ensure that EU environment
policies take account of the needs of all types of communities both in urban
and in non-urban areas.
Some examples of the environmental issues that
are faced by small communities in the EU:
How can an urban neighbourhood near an airport
implement the EU noise policy?
How can a small island deal with waste
How can a mountain village be involved in the
management of Natura 2000?
How can a rural hamlet deal with strong air
pollution originating from a nearby city?
How can a small community without elected
representatives be involved in environmental assessments?
How can a small community without a specific
municipality be involved in EU funded projects?
The CoR can find ways to highlight the importance
of environmental policy at this level in the activities of EU institutions and
networks and to promote best practices of sustainable small communities.