“We need a commitment to sound financial management and growth-oriented policies at all levels if we want to ensure solidarity and long-term success in Europe”, stated Ramòn Valcárcel Siso, President of the Committee of the Regions, and Mercedes Bresso, First Vice-President of the Committee of the Regions, in a foreword of the recently published brochure that can be downloaded on cor.europa.eu.
The Committee of the Regions is the voice of regions and cities in the European Union.
344 members - regional and locally elected representatives from the 27 EU countries.
6 commissions covering competences in the following policy areas based on the EU Treaties:
- Employment, vocational training, economic and social cohesion, social policy, health.
- Education and culture.
- Environment, climate change, energy.
- Transport and trans-European networks.
- Civil protection and services of general interests.
6 plenary sessions a year.
More than 50 opinions a year on EU legislation.
More than 40 stakeholders' consultations each year.
More than 300 events a year.
Picture: Mercedes Bresso at the 5th European Summit of Regions and Cities, Copenhagen, Denmark via Flickr © Committee of the Regions