The Assembly of European Regions is looking for a Communications and Events intern to join the Brussels team in Spring 2023 for at least 3 months. Starting and ending dates are flexible. Deadline: 15.03.2023 COB. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis. This is the position for you if: What are you going to do? AER is happy to offer you the … [Read more...]
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Wrap-up: Highlights of the AER Autumn Bureau 2022
On 6 and 7 December 2022, AER convened its Autumn Bureau at the Abruzzo EU Regional Office in partnership with the Autonomous Government of Sardinia. It was an opportunity to highlight the 2022 achievements and discuss AER political priorities for 2023. On 6 December, the AER Autumn Bureau opened with a welcome reception celebrating the tradition and heritage of Abruzzo and … [Read more...]
NEW AER Taskforces 2023-2025 set for launch
During the 2022 Autumn Bureau Meeting, the AER members decided to establish two new Taskforces which will address the political priorities of the Bureau for the period of 2023-2025. Taskforce on Active Citizenship Why? The year 2022 has been key in setting a precedent for strengthening our democracies by enabling new participatory processes and putting citizens’ … [Read more...]
[CLOSED] AER is hiring a Project and Communication Manager
Are you our next colleague? We are looking for a colleague to support our Project team in the implementation of EU-funded projects, and the delivery of project activities, related in particular to communication and advocacy.You must have the right to live and work in Belgium. This position is to be based in Brussels. Our new colleague should … [Read more...]
SMEs and regions meet at the 5th Regional Business Forum
The 5th edition of the Regional Business Forum (RBF) started on the 15th of November in Novi Sad, in the Serbian AER member region of Vojvodina. A networking opportunity for regional businesses co-organized by AER and the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, RBF brings together more than 200 participants from 20 countries. The opening ceremony was an opportunity to highlight … [Read more...]
AER’s Youth Regional Network (YRN) is back!
Spread the word among your youth regional councils: the Assembly of European Regions is reviving its Youth Regional Network (YRN)! Are you interested in joining the new YRN and taking part in its rebuilding process? In addition, are you interested in attending the YRN General Assembly (10 March 2023) and/or in applying to a position on the YRN Presidium? Then click on … [Read more...]
Wrap-Up: highlights from AER General Assembly 2022
The 2022 General Assembly took place on 14 October at the Lower Austria representation in Brussels and online. The General Assembly was chaired by AER President, Magnus Berntsson and AER Vice President Jean-Luc Vanraes, supported by AER Secretary General Christian Spahr. Jenny Evjen, acting President of the AER Summer Academy, joined … [Read more...]
Interculturalism for Intercultural Regions to be!
Are you interested in knowing more about how a region can become intercultural and inclusive, yet you missed our first online capacity-building session on interculturalism for regions and local stakeholders? Also, are you keen to know more about who is the EU-BELONG team and how you can work together with us in the coming years? Dive into this quick article and rewatch … [Read more...]
AER Position on Youth – Call for Amendments
AER is inviting members to offer their amendment proposals to the Draft Position on Youth. This includes the regional youth councils in our member regions: the AER is very much attached to including youth voices in the process, make sure to spread the word among youth councils and youth organisations in your regions! The closing date for submitting amendments is the … [Read more...]
2022 AER General Assembly–online registrations close Monday, 10 October!
The Assembly of European Regions has announced the date and venue for its biggest statutory event, the annual General Assembly. The General Assembly is the highest authority of AER and convenes representatives of all its full members across Europe. The 2022 General Assembly will take place in Brussels, Belgium and online on 14 October, and AER is proud to announce it will be … [Read more...]
Call for Nominations – AER Bureau Members 2022-2024
What? Per AER Statute and Procedures, ratification of the members of the Bureau will occur at the General Assembly in Brussels (BE) on 14 October 2022. We are inviting AER members to nominate four representatives per country represented within the AER (two Bureau members plus two substitutes) by completing the online nomination form available here. The nominations … [Read more...]
AER Position on Jobs, Growth & Investment – Call for Amendments
AER is inviting members to offer their amendment proposals to the Draft Position on Jobs, Growth & Investment. The closing date for submitting amendments is 14 November 2022. Amendment proposals can be submitted using the online form below: About this Amending Process This consultation aims to invite all AER members to offer their amendment … [Read more...]
[CLOSED] We’re hiring a Communications & Events Manager!
We are looking for a colleague to build on a renewed brand identity and to continue innovating our communications, taking AER to the next level. Are you our next colleague? We need someone who is creative, results-oriented and driven. In this position, you will be expected to constantly strive to improve AER's visibility, recognition and image, to use your insights in a … [Read more...]
Summer Academy Bureau Debate – Recovering together: youth policy in Europe
According to the OECD, the COVID-19 crisis has taken a toll on the education, employment, mental health and disposable income of youth all across Europe, most notably due to public health restrictions. As this report from the European Parliament show, lower and unequal access to education and training, higher unemployment and a reversal of many positive social and economic … [Read more...]
1st AER-ENoP Forum on New Forms of Democratic Engagement
How to actively involve citizens in policy development in order to regain political trust and add legitimacy to political decisions? The Assembly of European Regions, in cooperation with the European Network of Political Foundations (ENoP), is delighted to invite you to the first joint forum on new forms of democratic engagement, taking place in Comet Meeting-Louise and … [Read more...]
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