Cliceáil anseo chun leagan meaisínaistrithe den téacs a fháil.
Opening of the Plenary Session of the Committee of the Regions and debate on the "State of Regions and Cities in the EU": Annual speech by the President  

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​On 11 October 2022, the Committee of the Regions will publish its EU Annual Report on the State of the Regions and Cities, as a snapshot of the most pressing challenges faced by regions and cities across the Union, that helps to inform EU policy decisions.

Understanding Europe from the local and regional perspective

Based on original studies commissioned by the European Committee of the Regions, as well as academic research, contributions from other European institutions and open source documentation, this report provides facts and data for policy-makers and relevant stakeholders. The main findings and recommendations will be echoed in the annual address on the State of Regions and Cities in the European Union, to be delivered by the President of the European Committee of the Regions, Vasco Alves Cordeiro at the plenary session in October 2022.

This year's report focuses on the most pressing challenges that EU cities and regions are facing: the economic and social consequences of Russia's war against Ukraine, the lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the necessary recovery, the climate emergency and energy transition, the fight against inequalities, and the future of democracy building on the conclusions of the Conference on the Future of Europe.

The report will also feature its "Regional and Local Barometer", presenting the views of elected representatives from across Europe surveyed in partnership with IPSOS.​

Regional​ and Local Barometer ​

In the 27 Member States of the European Union, there are more than one million politicians elected at the subnational level. These local politicians represent a highly diverse set of constituencies at various levels of government, including federal states, regions, provinces, counties, districts or municipalities. The Eurobarometer Flash survey provides an important platform for local politicians in the EU to share their opinion on Europe's challenges and priorities.

The answers reveal what local politicians would prioritise at the EU level, how aware they are of EU-wide initiatives and of EU funding opportunities, what they think of the future of Europe, and what their r​esponses are to the emergency created by the war in Ukraine.

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