The “Do you speak European?” grand final featured competitors from Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Croatia, Romania, Sweden, Turkey and the United Kingdom Brussels (B), 3 December 2008 “Being involved in this unique event makes me realize that I’m part of the wider European family”, said Georgiana Cosoveanu from the Dolj team of … [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.
Paris, Ile-de-France (F), 27 November 2008. Michèle Sabban, Assembly of European Regions (AER) President and vice-President of Ile-de-France region (F), said about the new founded “Youth Regional Network”: “I would like to congratulate this pioneer initiative, AER involves even further young people in European politics and in the future of Europe. I would like … [Read more...]
Strasbourg, Alsace (F), 17 November 2008. The European Platform of regional and local actors for development cooperation was launched today on the occasion of the 3rd European Development Days in Strasbourg. The Assembly of European Regions (AER) is part of the platform led by the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR), which will receive funding of 470.000 € … [Read more...]
AER Youth: “We want to shape our future!” Wiesbaden, Hessen (D), 25 November 2008 As young Europeans are increasingly affected by regional policies in areas such as education, employment, migration, demography and climate change, the Assembly of European Regions (AER) is offering young people a new voice within Europe’s first “Youth Regional Network”, a regional platform of … [Read more...]
The Assembly of European Regions (AER) acknowledges the efforts being made by the Valencian Region in terms of sustainable development. The promotion in the development and application of clean renewable energies has gained the approval from the Assembly, which represents more than 250 regions all over Europe. The Assembly of European Regions had already recognized this … [Read more...]
Barcelona, Catalunya (E), 26 October 2002 The conference organised in Barcelona by the Assembly of European Regions (AER) and the Institut Català de la Dona on 25th and 26th October 2002 under the heading "Women in decision-making in the Regions of Europe: women and men sharing power" led to several steps forward being made in terms of gender … [Read more...]
At the end of 1997, the Polish Government launched a work programme for the administrative reform of the country. The bills which are currently being discussed in the Parliament propose introducing a decentralised system similar to that in France. This would mean a distribution of competencies between three administrative levels (there are only two at present): municipality, … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]