An AER delegation led by President Hande Özsan Bozatli met today with Andrus Ansip, Commissioner for digital single market. With a communicative passion for his portfolio, Commissioner Ansip was glad to meet representatives of regions when he is mainly used to deal with national governments. AER and its members work on many topics that fall under his responsibility : … [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.
AER met on 19 May with Commissioner Corina Creţu in charge of regional policy. A delegation reflecting the diversity of AER members, led by President Dr. Hande Özsan Bozatli with the presence of Magnus Berntsson, AER Vice President, and AER Secretary General Mathieu Mori discussed the future of cohesion policy. Ms Crețu highlighted her priorities for the future of cohesion … [Read more...]
The Eastern Turkish region of Mus invites you to participate in its very first « Social Development » conference hosted by the Mus Alparslan University from 28-30 September 2016. The conference is open to all disciplines related to tourism, industry, energy, education and agriculture along with their sub-disciplines. A special call is made for agricultural topics … [Read more...]
On 14 April 2016 AER organised the Equal Opportunities Forum on “Women in Emergency situations” in Timis County (RO) in the framework of the Committees’ spring plenary meetings. The Forum gathered around 50 participants from AER member regions, to speak about European experiences, solutions and the regional perspective on this hot topic. As the European Parliament has urged … [Read more...]
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Gratian Mihailescu, AER expert on regionalisation issues, was invited at Adevarul live to comment latests statements of Romanian prime minister Dacian Ciolos regarding decentralisation and reform of public administration. The Romanian government is concerned about three main aspects: a) fragmentation at decision level of local government, especially in rural areas, but … [Read more...]
Participation requires space as is very well highlighted in this 2010 video from the AER Youth Regional Network. And by space it's not just physical space that is meant, such as meeting rooms, but also space in the institutions, in the decision making process. This is valid for young people but also for society at large: how do we make space for citizens participation? If … [Read more...]
In the framework of the structured dialogue’s first meeting of the year, AER Secretary General Mathieu Mori met on Friday 22 January the Secretaries General of the European Commission Alexander Italianer, of the Committee of the Regions Jiří Buriánek and a few selected other networks of cities and regions. This meeting prefigures the annual meeting of President Hande Özsan … [Read more...]
In the wake of the AER initiative for revitalising democracy, we are pleased to advertise a symposium where our Vice President for Institutional Affairs, Roy Perry, will speak. The international institute of municipal clerks is organising on 2 and 3 June 2016 an international gathering of civil servants and thoses working in democratic services to discuss the challenges of … [Read more...]
An agenda in line with AER's The Netherlands Presidency of the European Union (from January to June 2016) aims to promote prosperity, freedom and security in the EU during the next half year, by focusing on Migration, Innovation, Economy and Energy Policies. The Assembly of European Regions can provide a wealth of knowledge and experience from the regions about these themes, … [Read more...]
Roger Estefors, member of the Working Group on Transport and Regional Airports, shares some reflexions following the new proposal made by the European Commission for an aviation strategy in Europe: The entire aviation sector in Europe has gone through a transformative process from 1986 until 1992 when the Third Aviation Liberalisation Package was agreed on. The process in … [Read more...]
For the 12th consecutive year, the Parliament Magazine organizes the MEP Awards, a unique occasion to celebrate the work and achievements of the Members of the European Parliament across a range of policy areas. Wishing to highlight the personalities whose work has served the interests of our regions over the past year, AER contributes each year by selecting the most deserving … [Read more...]
The Eurobarometer’s survey offers a very detailed (and mainly pessimistic) view of the European public opinion at regional level in 2015. It has been published in October under the title: “Public opinion in the EU regions“. The survey was realised by interviewing citizens aged 15+ from all the 28 EU member States and living in one of the 209 considered European regions (a mix … [Read more...]
During the AER commitee 3 plenary meeting, the region of Nordland (NO) presented their award winning modern art project « Skulpturlandskap », introducing modern art across the whole of the region. With huge distances, a population of only 240.000 and no modern art museum, the inhabitants had to travel long distances to visit or study modern art in museums and galleries. The … [Read more...]