Committee of the Regions (COR)

Comité des régions (CdR)
Comité de las Regiones
Ausschuss der Regionen
Comité das Regiões
Comitato delle Regioni
Comité van de Regio's
Alueiden Komitea
Coiste na Réigiún
Vybor Regionu
Vybor Regiónov
Régiók Bizottsaga
Komitet Regionów
Odbor Regij
Regioonide Komitee
Régionu Komiteja
Regionu Komitetas
Kumitat tar-Regjuni
Odbor Regija
Comitetul Regiunilor

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1993-11-01 Brussels Belgium


Established 1 Nov 1993, Brussels (Belgium), as Committee of the Regions of the European Communities – Comité des régions des Communautés européennes, within the framework of the F-XF2147 - European Union (EU) under the T-XT9113 - Treaty on European Union (Maastricht Treaty). Scope enlarged under T-XT9706 - Treaty of Amsterdam and T-XT0128 - Nice Treaty. 1st plenary session: 9-10 Mar 1994, Brussels. Full title Committee of the Regions of the European Union – Comité des régions de l'Union européenne – Comité van de Regio's van de Europese Unie. Since the T-XT2073 - Treaty of Lisbon came into force 2009, acts as an advisory body to F-XF0667 - European Parliament (EP), E-XE3068 - Council of the European Union and E-XE2442 - European Commission (EC). Also referred to as European Committee of the Regions.


Involve regional and local authorities in the European decision-making process and thus encourage greater participation from fellow citizens; advise the European Commission and the Council of the European Union on proposed legislation, programmes and policies relevant to the regions; provide consultation to the European Parliament as requested. Provide a consultative role to local authorities in all planned EC/EU legislation in the fields of: education; youth; public health; culture; trans/European networks in the areas of transport, telecommunications and energy infrastructures; economic and social cohesion; employment policy; social policy; environment; vocational training; transport.


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Plenary Session (in Brussels), composed of 350 full members and 350 alternate members, appointed for 4 years. The number of CoR members from each Member State is as follows: Austria 12, Belgium 12, Bulgaria 12, Croatia 9, Cyprus 5, Czech Rep 12, Denmark 9, Estonia 6, Finland 9, France 24, Germany 24, Greece 12, Hungary 12, Ireland 9, Italy 24, Latvia 7, Lithuania 9, Luxembourg 5, Malta 5, Netherlands 12, Poland 21, Portugal 12, Romania 15, Slovakia 9, Slovenia 7, Spain 21, Sweden 12, and 24 members from the former member, UK. Council; Bureau. Commissions (6): CIVEX - Citizenship, Governance, Institutional and External Affairs; COTER - Territorial Cohesion Policy and EU Budget; ECON - Economic Policy; ENVE - Environment, Climate Change and Energy; NAT - Natural Resources; SEDEC - Social Policy, Education, Employment, Research and Culture. Directorates (5): Members and plenaries; Legislative work 1; Legislative work 2; Communication; Human resources and finance. Members organized through 5 Political groups, each with its own secretariat: E-XE2123 - Group of the European People's Party in the Committee of the Regions (EPP-CoR); E-XE5945 - Party of European Socialists (PES) - CoR; E-XM4739 - Renew Europe - Committee of the Regions (Renew Europe); E-XM4740 - European Alliance Group at the Committee of the Regions (EA-CoR); E-XM4741 - European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Committee of the Regions (ECR-CoR). Joint Services of the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions (Translation; Logistics). International Coopreation through: S-XM4077 - European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV); E-XM7076 - Conference of the Regional and Local Authorities for the Eastern Partnership (CORLEAP).


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GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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