Europass turns two

The new Europass celebrates two years since its launch with a strong user base of close to 4 million Europass profiles as well as over 44 million visits to the website and still growing. Powered by WPeMatico

ESF+ project helps empowering young people in Czech Republic

The “Máš na to!” (‘You’re up to it!) project – funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) – provide a transnational mobility opportunities to vulnerable young people, many of whom had never been out of their own country before. Through a personalised support, the project aims at motivating and supporting

Future of Europe: Local and regional leaders support the call for a Convention to revise EU treaties

Local and regional leaders adopted a resolution on the outcome and follow-up of the Conference on the Future of Europe (COFE) at their Plenary session. They call for the swift follow-up and implementation of the recommendations expressed in the report in order to meet citizens’ expectations and they consider that

Czech Presidency puts focus on regions and cities’ challenges and responses to crisis

One of the Czech Republic’s top priority during its six months in the chair of the Council of the European Union will be to cope with the influx of displaced Ukrainians forced to flee because of Russia’s invasion, Deputy Prime Minister Ivan Bartoš told the European Committee of the Regions

Cohesion Policy steps up support to address the consequences of Russia’s aggression in Ukraine with ‘Flexible Assistance to Territories’

The European Commission took another important step to help Member States, regional and local authorities and partners to address the consequences of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine by adopting the ‘Flexible Assistance to Territories (FAST-CARE), a new comprehensive package that offers further support and further flexibility to Cohesion Policy funding. Powered

The EU must provide local and regional authorities with technical and financial means to decarbonise the building stock by 2050

On Thursday, the European assembly of local and regional representatives adopted a series of recommendations on the new proposal for a European directive on the energy performance of buildings. The rapporteur for the opinion is André Viola, Aude Departmental Council’s representative to Europe and president of the French Delegation of

The EU’s ecological transition must be grounded on a strong social acceptability and leave no citizen, territory nor business behind

At the request of the Council of the European Union, the EU’s assembly of cities and regions has adopted an opinion on the environmental imperatives and social acceptability of the ecological transition. The European Committee of the Regions has greenlighted the proposals of the rapporteur Hanna Zdanowska (PL/EPP), Mayor of

The European Committee of the Regions calls for green investments to be exempted from the public deficit calculation

On Thursday, the European assembly of regional and local representatives adopted a series of recommendations to support the implementation of green budgets at local and regional level. The recommendations were prepared at the request of the French presidency of the Council of the European Union. The rapporteur for the opinion

Green Deal Going Local: cities and regions put forward economic and social measures to support citizens and businesses to overcome the energy crisis

Dedicated funding to deliver energy efficiency in buildings, green investments to be exempted from public deficit and permanent climate consultations with citizens amongst the proposed measures​ Following up on the Council adoption of its general approaches on key ‘Fit for 55’ files, the European Committee of the Regions adopted four

Automotive regions team up for a just and sustainable transition

The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) has launched the Automotive Regions Alliance – a political network of regions engaged for the successful transition of the European automotive and supply industry. The Alliance aims to bring in the regional perspective into the ongoing debates on decarbonisation of EU transport while