The Regions of Dorset (GB), Arhus (DK), Hedmark (N) and Värmland (S), which created a working group within the AER, met in November 1997 in Dorchester to consider the question of how information technology could be used to support and develop micro enterprises in rural areas. Each of these regions which share similar economic structures - majority of companies being … [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.
Adopted at the General Assembly in Montpellier, following a wide consultation of the regions, member and non-member states of the EU, the AER’s opinion on the reform of the Structural Funds was well received by the main European political bodies. The Prime Minister of Luxemburg and President of the EU Council for the second quarter of 1997, Mr J C Juncker, felt that this … [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...]