Category: Youth

How to ensure a long-lasting legacy for the European Year of Youth?

​As the European Year of Youth 2022 is soon reaching the halfway mark, debates at the CoR’s SEDEC Commission meeting on 21 June focused around youth policy. Mainstreaming the youth dimension across EU policies, improving the young people’s participation in democratic life and promoting the social inclusion of vulnerable young

Get your chance to participate in #EURegionsWeek!

From 10 to 13 October will take place the European Week of Regions and Cities, the biggest annual event dedicated to Cohesion Policy. This event, jointly organised by DG REGIO and the European Committee of the Regions, aims to demonstrate the importance of the local and regional levels for good

Local dialogue in Cluj-Napoca brings together young people to discuss democracy, education and Europe’s future with EU, national and local leaders

The Romanian Prime Minister, Nicolae Ciucă, the President of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), Apostolos Tzitzikostas, and the Mayor of Cluj-Napoca, Emil Boc, exchanged views today with young people in Cluj-Napoca on Europe’s future and on the role youth can play in the democratic process at EU, national

Survey: Digital education and skills on regional and local level

The SEDEC Commission of the European Committee of the Regions and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (DG EAC) are inviting local and regional authorities to share their experiences on digital education and skills through this survey​. The deadline for submitting your answers is 23 May

European Summit of regions and cities: what to look out for on day 2

The European Summit of regions and cities continues on 4 March with another packed programme of high-level speakers and wide-ranging discussions on the key topics of democracy, inclusion, education and youth. French President Emmanuel Macron is the key speaker of the day, taking part in the plenary session debate on

European Charter for Youth and Democracy: The CoR and the European Youth Forum join forces to give a fresh impetus to European democracy

In the context of the 2022 European Year of Youth and the Conference on the Future of Europe, the European Committee of the Regions, the EU’s voice of regions and cities together with the European Youth Forum, the voice of young people in Europe, today launched the co-creation process of

Stronger ties between the European Commission and local authorities are “a win-win endeavour”

EU’s cities and regions are looking forward to strengthening further their cooperation with the European Commission in the fields of research and innovation, education and culture. Through the Joint Action Plan which enters its second year, regions and cities will play their part in the success of the European Year

In 2022, we must place youth at the centre of our Green Deal and climate policies

The 8th meeting of the Green Deal Going Local working group focused on an assessment of Glasgow’s COP26 climate conclusions and the prospects for enhanced cooperation with the United Nations in view of the next COP27 summit, due to take place in Egypt in 2022. Members exchanged on the 2022

European Year of Youth 2022 needs a strong social and local dimension

Europe’s regions and cities have welcomed the proposal to designate 2022 as the European Year of Youth. The resolution adopted today by the European Committee of the Regions’ plenary session underlines the key role of local and regional authorities in promoting youth participation in local democracy and urges to mainstream

Mediterranean citizens and Mediterranean Sea need special attention from EU

The European Union should make improving the health of the Mediterranean Sea one of the priorities of its cooperation with countries in its southern neighbourhood, the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) has said in recommendations that also praise the EU for making support for youth entrepreneurship central to its