Second annual meeting of the Standing committee of the CALRE

The second annual meeting of the Standing committee of the Conference of European Regional Legislative Assemblies (CALRE) will take place on 1 July 2022 from 10:00 to 12:30 CET.

The agenda will notably call on the members to exchange on the following points:

On the conclusion of the Conference on the Future of Europe, Mrs Karolina ZUBEL and Jan Bazyli KLAKLA, co-authors of the report “The territorial dimension of the Conference on the Future of Europe and its follow-ups”, will provide members with an overview of the outcomes of the Conference on the Future of Europe, particularly in the framework of strengthening the role of regional authorities in European democracy and the functioning of the European Union.

In view of the drafting of resolutions for European institutions to be adopted by the plenary assembly of the CALRE in November:

  • on social Europe, Mrs Anne KARJALAINEN, Chair of Kerava City Council and President of the Commission for social policy, education, employment, research and culture (SEDEC) of the European Committee of the Regions, will present the position of the commission you are chairing on the social policy pursued by the European Union, particularly from a regional point of view;
  • on Europe of environmental and digital transitions, Mr Jacques-François MARCHANDISE, Director of research and foresight at Association pour la Fondation d’un Internet Nouvelle Génération, will present his work aiming at making the digital transition an accelerator of the ecological transition;
  • on Europe of freedoms, Mr Stefaan DE RYNCK, head of the Representation of the European Commission in Belgium, will present the Commission’s policy in terms of promoting, strengthening and defending the rights and values of the European Union in the context of maintaining open, democratic and inclusive societies.

Finally, Mr Karl-Heinz LAMBERTZ, President of the Parliament of the German-speaking Community of Belgium, member of the Chamber of Regions of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, will present the Council of Europe Reference Framework for Regional Democracy which, although not binding, paves the way towards the adoption of a European Charter for Regional Democracy.

The meeting will be introduced by Mrs Roberta METSOLA, President of the European Parliament, and by M. Vasco ALVES CORDEIRO, President of the European Committee of the Regions.

Deuxième réunion annuelle du Comité permanent de la CALRE

La deuxième réunion annuelle du Comité permanent de la Conférence des assemblées législatives régionales européennes (CALRE) aura lieu le 1er juillet 2022 de 10h00 à 12h30 CET.