On Tuesday 20 June, AER launched its new visual identity. This new branding symbolises AER’s political priority: “A Stronger Europe”.
This transition to a renewed AER could not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of AER during the last four years, under the presidency of Dr. Hande Ozsan Bozatli.
Let us now work all together – local, regional, national and European levels – to address the challenges ahead and bring cooperation and solidarity to the forefront of our priorities to deliver the policies our citizens truly deserve.
Dr. Hande Ozsan Bozatli, AER Honorary President.
On 31 May, during AER’s General Assembly in Sankt Pölten (AT), Magnus Berntsson (Västra Götaland – SE) was voted in as the new President of the Assembly of European Regions.
As we now look to the successful future of AER, let us not forget the efforts of the last few years that enabled us to transition into an organisation that is a voice, a network and a partner for its member regions. I am excited about this new branding and the modernised website, and see them as an opportunity to further cement our commitment to a stronger Europe.
Magnus Berntsson, AER President
On the 1 June 2017, AER’s bureau meeting took place. AER’s position of cohesion policy was adopted, under the chairing of Flevoland Minister, and AER Cohesion Rapporteur Michiel Rijsberman.
The position calls for a strong renewed cohesion policy for all regions. Emphasising the added value of Europe’s largest investment policy, it notes that an effective cohesion policy will be essential if the EU is to successfully address the challenges confronting Europe today and deliver the results for a greater economic, social and territorial cohesion beyond 2020.
With a new, bold look, and a modernised website, AER stands for a stronger Europe.
We are a voice. AER represents its member regions, and stands for stronger cohesion between regions.
We are a network. AER aims to bring together regions, and to provide an environment for best practice exchange.
We are a partner. AER will continue to act as a dissemination partner for EU projects, providing a space for its members to grow and learn in a dynamic way.