In AER, the topic of Equal Opportunities is mainstreamed across the thematic work in the Committees.This is an opportunity to engage in mutual learning, share challenges and celebrate good practice. One of the topics, which was addressed on the occasion of the AER events on Equal Opportunities was gender budgeting, a practice which has been successfully implemented in … [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.
It is with great worry that the Assembly of European Regions follows the situation in its French outermost member region, Guyana. After two weeks of unrest and the region’s activity put to a standstill, we look upon the start of the negotiations with the French government with trust and confidence. AER President Hande Özsan Bozatli : « I want to address to the President … [Read more...]
At a Breakfast briefing at the Spring Plenaries in London last week, we had the pleasure to listen to Mr Philipp Rode, Director of LSE Cities and joint Research Director of the “Towards New Urban Mobility” paper. Mr Rodd presented the report ‘Towards New Urban Mobility: The case of London and Berlin’ which provides insight into how urban transport policy can better leverage … [Read more...]
General Documents Concept note on the task Force (pdf - word) Questionnaire on the future of Cohesion Policy (online - pdf) Registration to the Task Force (online) Task Force meeting, 23 March 2017, London (UK) Preparatory document for the Task Force meeting on 23 March in London (pdf - word) First results of the questionnaire (pdf) The regions which … [Read more...]
On March 23rd in London, UK, at the AER Spring plenary session, the workshop "Youth: Inclusion& social skills" will provide delegates with an opportunity to share experiences in the implementation of youth policies. They will identify implementation challenges as well as the success factors for regions. Difficulty for young people to relate to others Following the … [Read more...]
March 8, 2017 marks the 106th year that International Women’s Day (IWD) is recognised. IWD is a worldwide event that celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women, and calls for gender equality. Since full gender equality has yet to be achieved, IWD calls for women across the world to come together to force the world to recognise these … [Read more...]
A brand new concept, combining pleasant times and useful discussions, we are proud to introduce you with our first Cocktail Debate to take place on 21 March in London, at 5 PM, in the framework of the AER Committees' Spring Plenary. After the opening conference on sustainable financing for the regions, all participants are invited to a networking drink to celebrate reunions … [Read more...]
In AER, we put a strong emphasis on the future of cohesion policy and look for our members to jump in the process! A bit of background... In the last years, AER took part to a number of debates and workshops aiming at a necessary re-thinking of the European cohesion policy and its delivery mechanisms, as well as objectives, tools and assessment criteria. In a first meeting … [Read more...]
The 1 and 2 February 2017 the fifth Artic Light E-health Conference is taking place in Luleå, Sweden. Top-level thought leaders, politicians, business innovators and e-health professionals will meet to discuss and develop tools to design better health and networking. Two main themes of the Conference: the Digital Transformation of Healthcare and Health Equity in the Digital … [Read more...]
On the week from 12 to 16 December, AER Vice-President Treasurer Magnus Berntsson, Vice-President of the region of Västra Götaland (SE), reached out to five Spanish regions, non members of AER, to inform them about the new ways of working of the organisation, and hear about their needs and priorities. As he stated after the week of meetings: "it is indeed key to constantly … [Read more...]
Under the framework of the topic of Equal opportunities and Inclusion, lies the topic of Gender Equality, which has been a key priority of AER for many years. In this vein, we are sharing information on the About All Women Lobby Association (AWLA or TÜKAL in Turkish), a leading Turkish Women Lobby Group. Founded in May 2006, AWLA is a NGO which provides support to Turkish … [Read more...]
Festivals in regions across Europe make it a vibrant cultural space. Did you know that you could get a European label for the festivals in your regions? The EFFE (Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe) label 2017-2018 Call is now open. This initiative of the European Festivals Association (EFA), co-financed by the EU, is a European Union initiative to label and award … [Read more...]
On 13 October, as part of the the 14th edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC) in Brussels, the workshop, “Culture and creative industries in the Regional Smart Specialisation Strategies (R3S): how are regions handling it?” was held. It fell under the Sustained and sustainable economic growth theme of EWRC. The workshop analysed how EU regions can support … [Read more...]
On 24 October, Cllr Roy Perry, AER Vice-President for Institutional Affairs and Leader of Hampshire (UK) gave a speech during the Bureau Meeting in Vienna, in the part "Europe after Brexit, is status quo an option?". Mr Perry gave a historical overview of the relations between the UK and the European Economic Community (EEC), that later became the European Union (EU). The … [Read more...]
On 10 and 11 October, the AER Vice-President for Institutional Affairs and Leader of Hampshire County (UK) Cllr. Roy Perry will pay visits to various French regions, in order to re-engage and rebuild ties with them. France has indeed seen significant changes in 2016 with a major territorial reform that has led to less regions with more competences. From 22 metropolitan regions, … [Read more...]