The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is the voice of regions and cities in the European Union (EU) which represents local and regional authorities across the European Union and advises on new laws that have an impact on regions and cities (70% of all EU legislation).
The CoR is a political assembly composed of 329 members i 329 alternates from all EU countries (grouped by political party and headed by headed by the President)headed by the President) who have been elected at local or regional level (for example as Mayors or Presidents of a region). They come to Brussels up to six times a year to debate their opinions on proposed legislation and agree on resolutions for further action by the EU.
Political priorities 2020-2025 of the CoR are:
Priority 1 – bringing Europe closer to people: democracy and the future of the EU
Rethinking how democracy works today and how it must be modernised in the future in order for the European Union to answer more efficiently people's needs
Priority 2 – managing fundamental societal transformations: building resilient regional and local communities
Responding to the major transformations our regions, cities and towns are facing today through a coherent, integrated and local European approach.
Priority 3 – cohesion, our fundamental value: place-based EU policies
Putting the EU at the service of its people and their places of living; cohesion is not money, it is our fundamental EU value. kohezija nije novac već naša temeljna vrijednost EU-a.
More info about this year's assessment of the state of European regions and cities can be found here: https://cor.europa.eu/hr/our-work/Pages/EURegionalBarometer-2021.aspx