At the invitation of Mr Kyösti Virrankoski, President of the Regional Council of South Ostrobothnia, the representatives of around 270 Regions from 26 countries, members of the Assembly of European Regions (AER), will meet on 7th and 8th December 2000 in Seinäjoki, Finland, for their General Assembly. The AER will take this occasion to open a debate on the new forms of … [Read more...]
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Headlines: Saving regional cultural diversity in Europe Culture, a tool for peace in Europe Respect for regional competences Defining the mission of the European institutions The denationalisation and decentralisation of culture The importance of interregional cooperation Post-Nice preparation 15th General Assembly of the Regions of Europe 7th.-8th. … [Read more...]
Wroclaw, Woj. Dolnoslaskie (PL), 21 October 1999 Over 250 representatives from 64 Regions in 20 countries took part in this Conference which gave speakers from the European institutions, interregional organisations, EU and CEEC Regions the opportunity of giving their point of view on the role that the European Regions can or must play in the enlargement … [Read more...]
Headlines: The Regions' contribution to the Enlargement process In the East: pursuing decentralisation, developing training and cooperation In the West: sweeping stereotypes aside and promoting enlargement Preparing the enlarged Union together Committee A >“Interregional East-West Cooperation” Porec, 27-08-1999 Committee B >Debate on Fundamental … [Read more...]
Headlines: The Regions play an important role in promoting Employment Help for SMEs First steps towards decentralisation in Great Britain The Amsterdam Treaty >Ratification in progress 350 years of the Treaty of Westphalia East-West Cooperation >Preparing the regions for EU enlargement Social and employment affairs >The need for interregional … [Read more...]
At the end of 1997, the Polish Government launched a work programme for the administrative reform of the country. The bills which are currently being discussed in the Parliament propose introducing a decentralised system similar to that in France. This would mean a distribution of competencies between three administrative levels (there are only two at present): municipality, … [Read more...]
The "Declaration on Regionalism" in Europe was adopted by the AER in 1996 during the General Meeting of European Regions in Basel (CH). It is a reference document for new regions or those undergoing expansion. It defines the norms and criteria for regional development and fixes the different steps to be undertaken so that the region can beacknowledged as a fully-fledged … [Read more...]