During his video statement on the occassion of the meeting of the CoR Bureau on 11 September,
Maroš Šefčovič, European Commission Vice-President for Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight, once again pointed to the important role the Network of Regional Hubs (RegHub) can play for linking the levels of policymaking and contribute to a more resilient society by providing evaluative evidence on EU policies: "Already before the pandemic, the von der Leyen Commission had renewed its commitment to Better Regulation and the continued need for evidence-based policy-making. Now, in a changed world, it is even more prescient. Providing opportunities to participate in policymaking, legal certainty and high protection standards for people and businesses alike is of the utmost importance to the Commission. This cannot be achieved at any one level. Rather, local, regional, national and European actors must combine their efforts. In this way we can ensure that we not only bounce back from the crisis, but bounce forward, building a green, digital and fair Europe. With that in mind, I appreciate the Committee of the Regions' recent contribution to our Better Regulation agenda, in particular through the creation of Regional Hubs and its support on consultations and selected evaluations".
CoR President Apostolos Tzitzikostas, the CoR's chair of the Subsidiarity Steering Group, Karl-Heinz Lambertz and the chair of the CoR's ECON commission, Michael Murphy, further emphasised their commitment to continue to support the work of RegHub.