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.
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.