On 18-19 April 2013, the AER Press and Communications team attended in Brussels the annual congress and general assembly of the European Federation of Press Clubs. On that occasion the Brussels Press Club started its one-year presidency of the Federation. New applicant members were welcomed: Kiev, Jerusalem, Lille and The Hague. This event was a lobbying opportunity for AER … [Read more...]
These are networks of regions focused on a specific thematic and/or a geographic area. They contribute to the work of the Assembly of European Regions by keeping its members updated on a wide range of topics, while they can easily disseminate information and raise awareness throughout the network. The articles below showcase initiatives and actions of our partner networks.
Our Secretary General, Pascal Goergen met Mr Almeida Henriques, Secretary of State for Economy and Regional Development, in Lisbon, in view of the Continental Portugal regions’ membership. Three regional meetings were held shortly thereafter: with Mr Pedro Saraiva, President of the Centro region, Mr Antonio Costa Dieb, President of the Alentejo region and Mr David Santos, … [Read more...]
On 10 October AER has organised, in cooperation with the Congress of the Council of Europe and the Alsace Region, a Conference on "Regionalisation and Democracy." Nearly 200 people attended the debate, which was held during the 1st World Forum on Democracy. The AER was represented by its President, Michèle Sabban, while the President of Commission 3, Dr Hande Özsan Bozatli, … [Read more...]
On 18th September AER has co-organized with ERRIN (The research and innovation network for regions), a policy debate on Horizon 2020 and its regional dimension. Invited speakers were Keith SEQUIERA (Member of Cabinet of Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn in charge of Research, Innovation, Science) and Mikel LANDABASO (DG REGIO). In an informal setting with around 15 regional … [Read more...]
UNDP and UNEP have developed, with eight associations of Regions a global programme to promote low carbon neutral and climate change resilient territories entitled, “Towards Low Carbon and Climate Change Resilient Territories.” (see attached brochure presentation). This Programme is being carried out within the context of UNDP’s 2008 – 2011 Climate Change Strategy, which has … [Read more...]
Organisations representing European regions must co-ordinate more among themselves: Riccardo Illy, President of the Assembly of European Regions (AER) and of Friuli Venezia Giulia, together with Claudio Martini, President of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) and of Tuscany, agreed last Saturday 17th March that it's now necessary to consolidate … [Read more...]
Brussels (B), 7 December 2006 Over 300 persons met today in Brussels at the Round Table on Energy Efficiency for Regional Economic Development, jointly organised by the European Federation of Regional Energy and Environment Agencies (FEDARENE) and the Assembly of European Regions (AER). The AER and FEDARENE were pleased that Andris Piebalgs, European Commissioner for Energy, … [Read more...]