In 2012, Beat Vonlanthen, State Councillor of the Fribourg Canton (CH), proposed to AER members to participate in the IDeal Index project, which aims to establish a new progress indicator at regional level. This new system of measurement should reflect the real progress of a given region—including sustainable development issues. This new indicator was first calculated for a … [Read more...]
We are a voice
AER represents its member regions, and stands for stronger cohesion between regions.
During the last Bureau Meeting, AER confirmed its will to help make Europe strong. We will be continuing to advocate for a stronger Europe, through stronger regions.
We are a voice for our members.
What is the added value of integrated care? Integrated care is about closing the traditional gap that exists between health and social care: exploring and demonstrating its potential is the mission of the SmartCare, a project co-funded by the European Commission under the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Policy Support Programme. To this end, SmartCare will … [Read more...]
Young people are an asset in times of crisis, help them enter the world of work! At an event on youth employment organized by AER at the College of Europe in Natolin, Warsaw (PL), 100 participants welcomed the fact that the issue of Youth Employment had been recognised as a top priority by all EU Heads of States and Governments, which granted a new amount of 6 billion € for … [Read more...]
On 13th February 2013, Dr. Roland MENGYI, President of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County Government and Co-President of the Hungarian National Association of County Governments (MÖOSZ) met, together with AER President Michèle SABBAN, the European Commissioner for Regional Policy, Johannes HAHN. The meeting, initiated by Mr. MENGYI and set up by AER, focused on the new organisation of … [Read more...]
The voice of the AER, carried by its President Michèle Sabban and over thirty member regions, was strongly heard during the climate change conference, co-organised with the R20 on 31 January and 1 February, in Vienna (A). Already prior to the beginning of the conference, the AER President had the opportunity to present the work of the Assembly on energy policies, … [Read more...]
The Land of Öberösterreich (A) advertises the following competition. Since 1987, the Prix Ars Electronica has served as an interdisciplinary platform for everyone who uses the computer as a universal medium for implementing and designing their creative projects at the interface of art, technology and society. Organized by the Ars Electronica Linz GmbH and ORF’s Upper Austria … [Read more...]
Unemployment, having become a major challenge affecting regions all across Europe, it is now ever the more important to implement smarter, targeted regional policies aiming to support job creation within each local economy. With this objective in mind AER held a breakfast briefing at the House of Dutch Provinces in Brussels on 24 January, to present how regions can effectively … [Read more...]
On 17 January 2013, AER Brussels office organised a Breakfast Briefing for 2013. Kindly hosted by the Irish regions office, the briefing featured the Irish Presidency's priorities for these coming months in the area of Cohesion Policy. Over 30 participants were able to listen to Frank Maughan, Cohesion Attaché in the Irish Permanent Representation, who explained the main … [Read more...]
Whereas the debt and Eurozone crisis is not yet solved, discussions about the future EU budget will enter into a new phase at the EU summit (18-19 October). The AER Crisis Summit (21-22 September, Abruzzo (I)) was the opportunity for Regions to provide their input to this debate. To what extent education and training contribute to regional development? How can eco-innovation … [Read more...]
Paris, Ile-de-France (F), 15 October 2009 After Climate Week in New York, the Governors’ Summit in Los Angeles and less than two months before the Copenhagen conference, the French region of Ile-de-France is joining the mobilisation of regions for the recognition of their and federated states’ role in the fight against climate change in Copenhagen, together with Québec … [Read more...]
Limerick (IRL), 8 october 2009 An insightful EU survey carried out in 24 regions from 13 countries shows that regions have a crucial role to play in economic recovery. “We need long-term solutions to the economic crisis, and national governments must work closely with regions to maximise economic growth potential,” says Christina Diegelmann, Senior Policy Coordinator … [Read more...]
Göteborg, Västra Götaland (S), 18 September 2009 As European ministers from the Baltic Sea countries convene in Stockholm, Sweden, to adopt a declaration to undertake the measures contained in the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, the Assembly of European Regions’ (AER) political bureau met in nearby Göteborg to discuss the implications for the regions of emerging … [Read more...]
Göteborg (S), 17 September 2009 In the wake of José Manuel Barroso’s re-election as European Commission president, the political bureau of the Assembly of European Regions (AER) met yesterday and today in Göteborg, Sweden, to discuss what Europe’s leading organisation of regional authorities expects from the new Commission. The bureau session was hosted by the … [Read more...]
Amiens, Picardie (F), 10 September 2009 Over two days, 120 representatives from regional, national and European institutions as well as the private sector gathered in Amiens, Picardie (F), for the Assembly of European Regions’ (AER) Eurodyssey Forum 2009. Michèle Sabban, AER president and vice president of the Ile-de-France region (F), attended the event in which participants … [Read more...]
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...]