The COTER Commission follows closely the Cohesion Policy related dossiers,
Multiannual Financial Framework and EU Budget, as well as transport policy,
territorial development, cross-border cooperation, spatial planning and
The COTER Secretariat is also responsible for the official
EU register of the EGTCs and for managing the EGTC Platform
bringing together political and technical representatives of all the
existing EGTCs and EGTCs under construction.
In addition, COTER is in charge of the CoR's
Territorial Impact Assessments (TIAs)
. TIAs provide CoR rapporteurs with an analysis of the potential
territorial impact of EU legislative proposals.
Joint CoR-OECD activities – in areas such as the quality of public
investment, decentralisation or regional, urban and territorial development
– are also managed by COTER. The key objective of the cooperation is to
strengthen political dialogue between the OECD and EU local and regional
governments and ultimately improve public policies that foster economic and