On May 7th, a large majority in the 144th Plenary session of the European Committee of the Regions adopted the Opinion on Experiences and lessons learned by regions and cities during the COVID-19 crisis.
Inspired by national rural parliaments, which have been implemented in Europe for more than a decade, the Balkan Rural Parliament is already taking its place as one of the basic tools for representing rural communities, through national networks and the Continue reading →
On 18 June 2021, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the European Rural Parliament (ERP) will hold an online public hearing aiming to explore ways toachieve sustainability and prosperity Continue reading →
ELARD is happy to support participative democracy in rural areas and beyond, which is why we are so eager to make the Conference on the future of Europe better known among LAGs. The conferecne is a longer process, trying to Continue reading →
Every year, on 9th of May we celebrate Europe Day, we are reminded that there was a time, before the EU. The date marks the anniversary of the historic ’Schuman declaration’. At a speech in Paris in 1950, Robert Schuman, Continue reading →
Today (7th of May 2021), the Committee of the Regionse approved the opinion “Experience and lessons learned by regions and cities during the COVID-19 crisis” by NAT Rapporteur Joke Schauvliege, which was negotiated through all Committees.
This paper, written by Marjorie Jouen of the Jacques Delors Institute, has benefitted from inputs and reflections of Marion Eckardt, Maria José Murciano-Sanchez, Michael Schmitz, Francesco Mantino and Hannes Lorenzen, expressing themselves in their Continue reading →