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...]
The General Assembly is the highest authority of the organisation and provides the political impetus. The articles below relate to the work of the General Assembly.
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...]
Call for Nominations: AER Statutory Bodies
Nominations have now closed. Open Positions Ms Monica Gundahl, Chair of the Election Committee (Värmland, SE) has announced that the following positions will be open for elections at the 2021 General Assembly: as far as it is known, two Executive Board members are leaving their positionsthe position of Chair of the Monitoring and Evaluation Group (MEG) is open for … [Read more...]
Wrap-Up: Highlights from the first virtual AER General Assembly, Bureau Meeting and Eurodyssey Forum
The first ever virtual General Assembly, Bureau Meeting and Eurodyssey Forum took place last week on 19-20 November. Owing to the Covid-19 crisis, these meetings scheduled to take place in Barcelona were moved online. Despite these challenges, AER members from across the continent tuned-in; making the most of the new format and ensuring the important work of the AER could … [Read more...]
AER in Conversation: The Future of Europe – with Karl-Heinz Lambertz.
During the Assembly of European Regions Bureau meeting in Larnaca, Cyprus, AER had the pleasure of welcoming President of the European Committee of the Regions, Karl-Heinz Lambertz, to discuss the Future of Europe in conversation with newly re-elected AER President Magnus Berntsson. Mr. Lambertz arrived in Cyprus a day earlier for a citizen's dialogue, part of an ongoing … [Read more...]
AER General Assembly: Elections 2019 in Larnaca
At the AER General Assembly on 5 June 2019, elections were held in accordance with the AER statutes. The following appointments were made by public ballot: AER PresidentMagnus Berntsson (Västra Götaland, SE) Magnus Berntsson was elected unanimously by the members of the AER General Assembly to serve a second term as AER President. AER TreasurerChristian Debève … [Read more...]
Activity Report 2018-19: Sustainability
2018-19 was a year of sustainability in more ways than one. The latest AER Activity Report, which was launched at the AER General Assembly in Larnaca on 5 June 2019, illustrates this through the medium of design. Towards A Sustainable Europe The theme of the Activity Report is derived from the AER Political Priorities which focused on economic, social, democratic and … [Read more...]
AER Election Committee nominations for the General Assembly 2018
Per AER Statute and Procedures, elections at the General Assembly and the Committees are governed by the Election Committee. AER Election Committee 2018 The Election Committee's nomination of candidates The Election Committee 2017 has discussed the formal requirements associated with the various positions and identified the needed competences. VI.a By-election of … [Read more...]
Call for nominations: AER General Assembly and Committees 2018
Per AER Statute and Procedures, the AER Election Committee will inventory and prepare for the elections at the General Assembly and the Committees. The time-table is as follows: AER Spring Committe Plenaries, 20 March 2018 Call for nominations: 23 January 2018 Candidate’s applications: The Election Committee will accept applicants until 23 February 2018 … [Read more...]
AER presents its new branding, for a stronger Europe
On Tuesday 20 June, AER launched its new visual identity. This new branding symbolises AER's political priority: "A Stronger Europe". This transition to a renewed AER could not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of AER during the last four years, under the presidency of Dr. Hande Ozsan Bozatli. Let us now work all together – local, regional, national … [Read more...]
AER elects a new Executive Board!
Monday (31 May), during AER's General Assembly, a new Executive Board was elected. It has a mandate of 2 years, as stated in the AER statute. Below you can find the list of the new elected members: President Magnus Berntsson (Västra Götaland - SE) Treasurer Christian Debève (Grand Est - FR) Vice-Presidents Nina Björby (Västerbotten - SE) Albert Castellanos … [Read more...]
AER Election Committee nominations for the elections at the General Assembly 2017
Per AER Statute and Procedures, elections for the Executive Board and the Election Committee and ratification of the members of the Bureau will occur at the General Assembly in St. Pölten (AT) on 31 May-2 June 2017. Elections for Committee Presidents took place at the Committee’s Plenary meeting in London (UK) on 21-23 March 2017. Call for nominations and all statutory … [Read more...]
Minutes: General Assembly, 23 June 2016, Bodø (NO)
View, open & download the document using the pop out button: … [Read more...]
Cllr Roy Perry (Hampshire-UK) on UK referendum
Cllr Roy Perry (Hampshire-UK) could not attend our General Assembly in Bodø last June due to his responsibilities in the Remain campaign for the UK referendum. However, he sent this video to be presented at the Bureau meeting on June 22 2016. The Bureau was focused on the possibilities that new technologies offer to regional authorities to imporve governance, but was closed … [Read more...]