Eastern Partnership (CORLEAP) 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Set up by the CoR in 2011, the Conference of Regional and Local Authorities for the Eastern Partnership (CORLEAP) is the political forum of local and regional authorities from the European Union and the Eastern Partnership countries.

It is the only EU platform that offers an opportunity to discuss the contribution by cities and regions in the development of the Eastern Partnership


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​Which countries are involved?

 Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.


What's the aim of CORLEAP?​

​CORLEAP aims to:

  • coordinate the representation of the local and regional authorities within the Eastern Partnership
  • complement and support the effort by the EU institutions and other participating stakeholders in delivering the European Neighbourhood Policy
  • spread the concepts that will bring partner countries closer to the EU and foster the internal reform and capacity building at the local and regional level​


How does it operate?

CORLEAP functions as a “territorial cooperation platform". Local and regional associations from the partner states are contact points for CORLEAP in their countries, while CoR is the natural contact point for the EU institutions. This enables CORLEAP to collect and share information relevant to the local and regional dimension of the Eastern Partnership.​


How is it composed?

CORLEAP consists of 33 regional and local politicians: 18 members of the CoR and 15 representatives from the five Eastern partner countries.

Each Eastern partner country has three seats. The EU seats are distributed according to the  CoR's political composition, divided between its six political groups: European People's Party (EPP), Party of European Socialists (PES) Renew Europe (RE), European Alliance (EA), the European Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR) and The Greens.

Between the annual CORLEAP meetings a Bureau acts as a steering body. The Bureau is responsible for coordinating the work of CORLEAP, monitoring its activities, reports and resolutions. It is composed of five members from the partner countries and six members from the CoR representing the European Union.

The body is co-chaired by the CoR President and a representative from the partner countries who is elected by CORLEAP members each year. The EU is currently represented by Apostolos Tzitzikostas , the partner countries are represented by Constantin Cojocaru, Mayor of Edinet (Republic of Moldova).​


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Studies

  • Challenges and opportunities of LRAs’ involvement in the reconstruction of Ukraine

    Publication date: 19/09/2022Theme:Ukraine, Eastern PartnershipAuthor:Tetiana Anakina, Paulina Salek-Lipcean and Halyna Kovalchuk
  • Localising the green agenda in the Eastern Partnership

    Publication date: 30/06/2022Theme:Eastern Partnership, Green DealAuthor:Anna Maria Augustyn , Damiano Luchetti and Jingyuan Li
  • The role and place of local democracy and decentralisation in the modernisation and consolidation of democratic processes in the Eastern Partnership countries

    Publication date: 09/06/2022Theme:Eastern PartnershipAuthor:Sergio Vasarri and Paulina Salek-Lipcean (A.R.S. Progetti S.P.A.)
  • EU financial assistance available to local and regional authorities

    Publication date: 14/12/2021Theme:EnlargementAuthor:Kateryna Karunska, Stanislav Bieliei, Antoine Apprioual, Matías Ibáñez Sales and Katarzyna Sidło (CASE)
  • EU financial assistance available to local and regional authorities in Eastern Partnership countries

    Publication date: 14/12/2021Theme:Eastern PartnershipAuthor:Stanislav Bieliei, Karolina Zubel, and Katarzyna Sidło
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  • Capacity building of local and regional public administration in Eastern Partnership countries

    Publication date: 23/05/2019Theme:Eastern Partnership, Multi-level governance and devolutionAuthor:Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE) - Szymon Ananicz, Dzmitry Babicki, Stanislav Bieliei, Krzysztof Głowacki, Justine Renard, Nino Sichinava, Katarzyna Sidło, Małgorzata Zawadzka
  • EU financial assistance available to local and regional authorities in Eastern Partnership countries

    Publication date: 19/09/2018Theme:Eastern PartnershipAuthor:Karolina Zubel and Przemysław Kowalski (Center for Social and Economic Research - CASE)
  • Preventing Corruption and Promoting Public Ethics at the Local and Regional Level in Eastern Partnership Countries

    Publication date: 19/02/2017Theme:Eastern Partnership, Fundamental rights and rule of law, Public administration, Multi-level governance and devolutionAuthor:Clara Volintiru (LSE/ASE), Sergiu Gherghina (University of Glasgow), Eleanor Knott (LSE), Radu Mușetescu (ASE)
  • Energy efficiency: The role of local and regional authorities in the Eastern Partnership countries

    Publication date: 30/11/2016Theme:Eastern Partnership, Energy efficiency, market and technologyAuthor:Karolina Zubel (main author) (LSE Enterprise Ltd, United Kingdom, and CASE – Centrum Analiz Społeczno – Ekonomicznych – Fundacja Naukowa, Poland).
  • A roadmap to reform in public administration, fiscal decentralisation and territorial cooperation

    Publication date: 07/11/2013Author:Aston Centre for Europe, Aston University (Dr Nathaniel Copsey and Dr Carolyn Rowe)

Reports

  • Recommendations to Heads of State or Government of the EU and the Eastern Partner countries (in view of the Eastern Partnership leaders’ video conference on 18 June 2020)

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  • Recommendations to the Heads of State and Government gathering in Vilnius on 28-29 November 2013 for the EaP Summit

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  • Developing civic participation as a way to strengthen local democracy in EAP countries (Paweł Adamowicz, Poland, EPP, 2016)

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  • Energy efficiency - The role of local and regional authorities in the Eastern Partnership countries (Emin Yeritsyan, Armenia, 2017)

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  • The role of bilateral cooperation between EaP and EU countries’ municipalities in facilitating sustainable municipal development in the EaP (Andris Jaunsleinis, Latvia, ALDE, 2018)

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  • Economic cooperation and economic development at local level in the Eastern Partnership countries (Emin Yeritsyan, Armenia, 2018)

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  • Capacity building of local and regional government in Eastern Partnership countries (Sergii Chernov, Ukraine, 2019)

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  • Promoting people-to-people contacts through cross-border cooperation programmes in Eastern Partnership countries (Pavel Branda, Czech republic, ECR, 2019)

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  • CORLEAP Report on Fiscal Decentralisation_EN

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