Opatija, Primorsko-Goranska (HR), 8 - 12 September 2002 Roughly 200 participants from 50 Regions in 19 European countries - both inside and outside from the European Union – attended the Summer School 2002, along with high-ranking representatives of European and Croatian national authorities. Mere days after the Johannesburg Summit (26 August – 4 September), this … [Read more...]
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The 1st follow-up conference to the Johannesburg summit!
“The UN World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg has just ended. As Chairman of the Assembly of European Regions’ Youth Sub-Committee, I am very proud of the fact that we can focus on the follow-up, so soon after this international event” said Jörgen Hedberg in his opening speech to the 1st AER Youth Summer School. The 1st AER Youth Summer School, which is … [Read more...]
The AER at the Johannesburg Summit: Initial reactions and future projects
Ten days of tough negotiations at expert and political level were finalised in Johannesburg yesterday when world leaders adopted a plan of action and solemnly reaffirmed principles for sustainable development meant to bring about a better planet. The AER representatives in Johannesburg illustrated the assets of a full implementation of the principles of subsidiarity, … [Read more...]
The AER to consult its Regions about the recent European Commission’s CAP mid-term review
On 10th July, as announced, the European Commission presented its plan for the EU farm policy mid-term review. Its key aspects are: - decoupling direct support from production: “Farmers will be able to produce the crop or the type of meat where they see the best market opportunities and not the highest subsidies” Mr Fischler affirmed; - requiring farmers to fulfil stricter … [Read more...]
AER at the European Convention’s Hearing: The future of Europe must be rooted in regions and communities
This is the key message which the Assembly of European Regions has addressed to the members of the European Convention through its Vice-President Lambert Van Nistelrooij, at the hearing organised in Brussels today (25th June). “From the point of view of the regions and local authorities, the objective of the Convention must be a constitutional treaty which creates a union of … [Read more...]
Consensus between the Regions of Europe for a sustainable European Union
At Stuttgart, the President of the Assembly of European Regions (AER) took up position on the future European Constitution. "The development of regionalism in Europe may continue if the Regions act together. What can be said for the Member States of the European Union, can also be said for the Regions: consensus is needed in order to maintain diversity in regional identities. … [Read more...]
How can Regions ensure a sustainable future for their citizens? The AER answer
More than 40 Regions from all over Europe gathered in Bødo, Nordland, on 14 and 15 June 2002. The Regions’ contribution to sustainable development was the major issue for this meeting of the 'Regional policy' Committee of the Assembly of European Regions (AER) in view of the forthcoming UN Johannesburg Summit (27 August – 4 Sept. 2002). Major European institutions, such as … [Read more...]
How to ensure a sustainable future for our European citizens? The regions’ answer
More than one hundred regional leaders from all over Europe (EU and non-EU), experts from the Assembly of European Regions (AER), the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities in Europe (Council of Europe), will gather in Bödo, Capital of Nordland (N), on 14th and 15th June 2002, to prepare a global political action plan for … [Read more...]
A new team leading the CLRAE
At its Plenary session (4-6th June 2002), the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities in Europe (CLRAE/Council of Europe) renewed its Presidency and Bureau. Liese Prokop, President of the Assembly of European Regions, sent a message of congratulations to Innsbrück Mayor Herwig Van Staa, Vice-President of the Confederation of Austrian Cities, for his election as Congress … [Read more...]
Health and Social affairs Committee: Domestic violence, the elderly and nursing qualifications
Tackling domestic violence, empowerment of the elderly and qualifications in care and nursing were at the core of the reflections of the AER Committee on Health and Social affairs A seminar on domestic violence, with the participation of NGOs, universities, foundations, lawyers, the police and the media, opened the session of the AER Committee on Health and Social affairs on … [Read more...]
Meeting in Madrid: Convention, Enlargement, Reform… The regions in action for tomorrow’s Europe
The institutional affairs Committee of the Assembly of European Regions (AER) made the following decisions and set out the following guidelines at its meeting in Madrid on 14th May: The AER will present its political position to the European Convention at its hearing on 6th and 7th June 2002 in Brussels. This position has been drawn up on the basis of a résumé of the … [Read more...]
Congratulations to Jean-Pierre Raffarin
On behalf of all AER members, Liese Prokop, President of the Assembly of European Regions (AER) and Vice-Minister President of the Land of Niederösterreich (A), sent a warm congratulations letter wishing every success to Jean-Pierre Raffarin for his appointment as Prime Minister of the French Republic. "The experience gained in regional realities on the ground, … [Read more...]
The Regions and sustainable transport: What future for Common Transport Policy?
The Assembly of European Regions organised a workshop on "The Regions and sustainable transport" on 19th April in Florence, Toscana-I, in the aim of demonstrating the role which the Regions must play in future European transport policy. Several examples of good regional practices in the field of sustainable transport, and their concrete impact and added value in comparison … [Read more...]
European Convention: Nominations for the EU Youth Convention!
AER urges for a strong representation of young people from the Regions and local authorities in the EU Youth Convention Call for lobbying of Convention members by the Regions and regional youth assemblies The Convention on the Future of Europe, in its March and April sessions decided to set up a Youth Convention at is session in April. The Youth Convention of 210 young people … [Read more...]
Decisions in Devon: Exeter, Capital of Regional Europe for a day
Exeter, Devon (UK), 11 April 2002 The Executive Board of the Assembly of European Regions (AER) met on 11th April, in Devon County Hall, and decided the following: • The AER continues to play an active role vis-à-vis the European Convention, and has recently launched its latest political discussion platform on this matter. The contributions received in this wide … [Read more...]
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