The AER Bureau is the highest political voice in AER. It provides the political direction and impetus for the work carried out in the network. The Bureau is responsible for launching the work on the political priorities and gathering the inputs of the different bodies in the network. The next political priorities will be adopted in June 2017 at the AER General Assembly.
At the Bureau meeting in Vienna on 24 November 2016, members agreed on the direction of AER for the next years, summarised in a nutshell by the notions of “a strong Europe”. This will be the overarching priority for AER’s work. The notion of strength covers a wide range of issues, including strength in unity: political and economic cohesion to strengthen the position of Europe in the world. A strong Europe will act as a leader in various domains including social inclusion, the environment, innovation but can also respond to common challenges such as youth unemployment, migration and climate change.