The Draft European Charter of Regional Democracy not having been accepted by the Congress in the form of a convention, the so-called Reference Framework on Regional Democracy was elaborated instead. This Reference Framework was adopted by the European Ministers responsible for Local and Regional Government in November 2009 in Utrecht (Netherlands). The Reference Framework has … [Read more...]
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Institutional affairs covers regionalisation, subsidiarity, regional democracy as well as our links with other EU and international institutions.
A conference hosted by the Donetsk Oblast (UA) with the participation of 19 Ukrainian regions adopted a declaration* today that opens the door to more effective multi-level governance in that country. (Use Pop out button to Download/Open) … [Read more...]
On the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of Winston Churchill's Zurich Speech (19 September 1946), AER President Illy acknowledged the crucial role of Winston Churchill's visionary speech laying the basis for a "regional European organization" and a 'United States of Europe', with France and Germany at the core. (Use Pop out button to Download/Open) … [Read more...]
Source: wikipedia The Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe (TCE), (commonly referred to as the European Constitution or as the Constitutional Treaty), was an unratified international treaty intended to create a consolidated constitution for the European Union (EU). It would have replaced the existing European Union treaties with a single text, given legal force to the … [Read more...]
Europe is enlarging Table of contents: Editorial by Liese Prokop, President The top priority is to build a citizens’ Europe Getting young people involved in politics “Jeremy Rifkin: Take control of energy” (Use Pop Out button to Download/Open) … [Read more...]
The Presidium of the Assembly of European Regions (AER), meeting in Strasbourg today, evaluated the work of the European Convention and expressed satisfaction on its initial results over the Draft of a Constitutional Text for the EU. (Use Pop out button to Download/Open) … [Read more...]
Engaging people in a changing Europe Table of contents: Editorial: Liese Prokop, AER President Disoriented democracy Where did democracy get lost? Charting a new course: decentralised governance Reoriented democracies (Use Pop Out button to Download/Open) … [Read more...]
At the end of 1997, the Polish Government launched a work programme for the administrative reform of the country. The bills which are currently being discussed in the Parliament propose introducing a decentralised system similar to that in France. This would mean a distribution of competencies between three administrative levels (there are only two at present): municipality, … [Read more...]
The Draft European Charter of Regional Democracy was initiated by the Council of Europe's Congress of Local and Regional Authorities in Europe (CLRAE) in 1997. The original idea behind the Charter was to set out the key principles that should underlie effective regional democracy in Europe, covering areas such as financial autonomy and legislative powers. However, the Charter … [Read more...]
The "Declaration on Regionalism" in Europe was adopted by the AER in 1996 during the General Meeting of European Regions in Basel (CH). It is a reference document for new regions or those undergoing expansion. It defines the norms and criteria for regional development and fixes the different steps to be undertaken so that the region can beacknowledged as a fully-fledged … [Read more...]