European Committee of the Regions (CoR)

Comité européen des régions (CdR)
Comité Europeo de las Regiones
Europäischer Ausschuss der Regionen
Comité das Regiões Europeu
Comitato europeo delle regioni
Europees Comité van de Regio's
Europeiska regionkommittén
Det Europæiske Regionsudvalg
Euroopan alueiden komitea
Coiste Eorpach na Réigiún
Evropský výbor regionů
Európsky výbor regiónov
Régiók Európai Bizottsága
Europejski Komitet Regionów
Evropski odbor regij
Euroopa Regioonide Komitee
Eiropas Reģionu komiteja
Europos regionų komitetas
Il-Kumitat tar-Reġjuni tal-Unjoni Ewropea
Europski odbor regija
Comitetul European al Regiunilor
Европейски комитет на регионите
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1993-11-01 Brussels Belgium


Established 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. 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).


Represent local and regional authorities across the European Union and advise on new laws that have an impact on regions and cities (70% of all EU legislation); bring EU citizens closer to the EU institutions' work; coordinate action between the European, national, regional and local levels.


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Plenary Session (in Brussels), composed of 329 full members and 329 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 6, Czech Republic 12, Denmark 9, Estonia 7, Finland 9, France 24, Germany 24, Greece 12, Hungary 12, Ireland 9, Italy 24, Latvia 7, Lithuania 9, Luxembourg 6, Malta 5, Netherlands 12, Poland 21, Portugal 12, Romania 15, Slovakia 9, Slovenia 7, Spain 21, Sweden 12. Council; Bureau. Commissions (6): CIVEX - Citizenship, Governance, Institutional Affairs and External Relations; COTER - Territorial Cohesion Policy; ECON - Economic Policy; ENVE - Environment, Climate Change and Energy; NAT - Natural Resources; SEDEC - Social Policy, Education, Employment, Research and Culture. Members organized through 6 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); the Greens. Joint Services of the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions (Translation; Logistics). International Cooperation through E-XM7076 - Conference of the Regional and Local Authorities for the Eastern Partnership (CORLEAP). Administration headed by the Secretary-General.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

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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