Os nossos membros têm o poder de moldar o futuro da Europa a partir da base. Representam um milhão de dirigentes eleitos a nível local na UE e reúnem-se no CR para assegurar que as necessidades, as ambições e as aspirações de milhões de cidadãos são ouvidas e recebem resposta.
Os dirigentes das administrações locais são dos políticos em que os cidadãos mais confiam na Europa. Os seus conhecimentos especializados são adquiridos por permanecerem em contacto com a realidade das nossas vilas, cidades e regiões. Dia após dia, arregaçam as mangas e ocupam-se das nossas comunidades, procurando encontrar soluções para os desafios que se colocam, sejam eles pequenos ou grandes.
Ao colocá-los novamente no centro do processo de decisão europeu, o Comité das Regiões une-os através de um objetivo inspirador: assegurar que a UE ouve e compreende o que se passa a nível regional e promover soluções que tenham sido testadas no terreno, próximas dos nossos cidadãos.
É por esta razão que o Comité das Regiões Europeu é a instituição à qual milhares de representantes locais querem aderir, com a ambição de nela participar e de a desenvolver. Os membros do CR são provenientes de toda a Europa. Para encontrar e contactar o seu representante no Comité das Regiões, aumente o mapa ou clique na região.
O Comité das Regiões Europeu é um órgão político que reúne e capacita os representantes eleitos a nível local na Europa:
O trabalho do CR realiza-se, em função das especialidades dos seus membros, através de:
These examples bear witness to the commitment of local and regional leaders to combat the pandemic alongside their local communities and businesses during the emergency, responding with health, economic and social measures and leading the EU's recovery. We invite you to browse through the examples on the map, and read some of the evidence collected for the
2020 Regional and Local Barometer on the state of the EU's regions and cities after the first wave of the pandemic. The 2021 edition shows the way on how to build back better and improve EU policies based on the experiences at local and regional level.
The COVID-19 pandemic put cross-border and transnational cooperation to the test, but has also shown the incredible resourcefulness, ingenuity and solidarity between the peoples of Europe, proving once again that cross-border cooperation is not only wanted by Europe's citizens, but it is also essential for the livelihoods of many of them.
The CoR partnered with the European Commission (DG REGIO) and the leading associations working in the field of cross-border cooperation in Europe to showcase the many cross-border stories and experiences throughout the crisis.
Learn more about the barriers and policy solutions proposed for future policy proposals on cooperation across borders. Further reading on the
CoR and Cross-Border Cooperation
The European Union has set itself the objective of becoming carbon-neutral by 2050, a target that the European Commission's president, Ursula von der Leyen, has described as the "greatest challenge and opportunity of our times".
The European Committee of the Regions is committed to playing a full part in achieving this objective and to ensuring that local and regional perspectives are always reflected in the European Green Deal, the EU roadmap to carbon neutrality. The Green Deal sets out objectives, principles, and tools in policy areas ranging from emissions reduction and industrial policy to agriculture and biodiversity.
Apostolos Tzitzikostas, Governor of Central Macedonia, said in his inaugural speech as President of the European Committee of the Regions in 2020 that one of his priorities would be to "translate the Green Deal into local climate action while supporting the communities who will be the most affected". President Tzitzikostas added that "the fight against climate change will be won or lost in our regions and cities". The European Committee of the Regions has been a patron of the Covenant of Mayors since its creation in 2008 and is a long-standing advocate of a greater role for regions and cities in global governance of climate action.
The #EUGreenDeal map is an emerging and evolving effort by the European Committee of the Regions to show the steps being taken across the EU by regions and cities to decarbonise the European economy. It shows how individual communities are transforming their way of living and working, of producing and consuming, and how they are trying to achieve environmentally sustainable and socially and economically just growth.
Do you want to share your Green Deal local best practice? Submit your Best Practice in our
Open Call or drop an e-mail to
To find fuller details about our legislative and political work on climate action, please visit the page of the CoR's
Green Deal Going Local working group. The upload of the Best Practices submitted through the last call launched by the ENVE secretariat is currently ongoing.
In yellow on this map, you will find environmental best practices already implemented or being planned by local and regional politicians who are members of the Young Elected Politicians' network.
Check the map regularly for new stories from across the EU!