Also on 26-27 June
#CoRplenary agenda: EU Commissioners Katainen and Cañete to debate Sustainable Development Goals and climate change
A few days before the first plenary sitting of the newly-elected European Parliament and in view of the new EU institutional mandate, the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) will unveil the
proposals of cities
and regions to radically change the way the EU works and reconnect the Union to its citizens.
During the two days of
their plenary session, the 350 local and regional elected representatives of the CoR and leaders of the European institutions – including Jyrki Katainen, European Commission's Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, and Miguel Arias Cañete, Commissioner for Climate action and Energy – will debate some of the Union's most pressing issues. This includes the need for a new way of working for the EU, the local dimension of the Sustainable Development Goals, climate change and energy transition, the integration of migrants in local communities and the
CoR's Integration Initiative (#Regions4Integration).
The Committee and the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe will also
jointly celebrate their 25th anniversary, with a ceremony followed by a
joint conference on “The added value of local and regional authorities in building a united Europe".
The plenary will also host the
European Entrepreneurial Regions Award 2020 which will be handed over to those EU regions showing an outstanding and innovative entrepreneurial policy strategy.