European regions compared on health inequalities

President Borghetti surrounded by a series of speakers

“Contributing to building a Europe of health and improving the regional health policies of each country through the comparison between European regions. These are the two key points on which the Working group of the CALRE, which I have been coordinating since 2019, will continue. The goal is to ensure equal access to modern and… Continue reading European regions compared on health inequalities

Stakeholder consultation on the 8th Cohesion Report

President Marcourt speaks on behalf of the CALRE at the invitation of Mrs Nathalie Sarrabezolles, President of the Commission for Territorial Cohesion Policy and EU Budget of the European Committee of the Regions

At the invitation of Mrs Nathalie Sarrabezolles, President of the Commission for Territorial Cohesion Policy and EU Budget of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), Mr Jean-Claude Marcourt, President of the CALRE, took part on 5 May 2022 at a consultation meeting on the 8th Cohesion Report. Mrs Sarrabezolles, who is preparing for the… Continue reading Stakeholder consultation on the 8th Cohesion Report

Visit of President Marcourt to the Landtag of Vorarlberg

Presidents Sonderegger and Marcourt at the Landtag of Vorarlberg

The President of the CALRE, Mr Jean-Claude Marcourt, made a trip to the Landtag of Vorarlberg (Austria) on 5 and 6 April 2022. The purpose of the visit was to take stock with Mr Harald Sonderegger, President of the Landtag of Vorarlberg and representative of Austria within the Standing committee of the CALRE, on the… Continue reading Visit of President Marcourt to the Landtag of Vorarlberg

Speech by President Marcourt at the 42nd Session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe

President Marcourt speaks at the 42nd Session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe

At the invitation of Mr Harald Sonderegger, President of the Chamber of Regions of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, Mr Jean-Claude Marcourt, President of the CALRE, gave a speech before the Chamber of Regions on 23 March 2022. Invited to speak on the cooperation between the Congress of… Continue reading Speech by President Marcourt at the 42nd Session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe

Joint observations of the Cohesion Alliance towards the 8th Cohesion Report

​​​​EU institutions and national governments must ensure that all EU policies contribute to tackle territorial, economic and social gaps

​The Cohesion Alliance underlines that cohesion policy remains the EU’s most important investment tool, that it has been effective in addressing the fallout of ongoing extraordinary crises such as the Covid-19 pandemic and that it will be critical in the response to the consequences of the war in Ukraine. However, regional disparities remain high. Cohesion… Continue reading Joint observations of the Cohesion Alliance towards the 8th Cohesion Report

Extraordinary meeting of the members of the CALRE on the situation in Ukraine

President Marcourt holds an extraordinary meeting of the CALRE

An extraordinary meeting of the members of the CALRE was held remotely on 11 March 2022 to discuss the following elements: the welcoming of Ukrainian refugees by the European regions, with an intervention by Mrs Chiara Cardoletti, Representative to Italy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees; the application of Ukraine for membership of… Continue reading Extraordinary meeting of the members of the CALRE on the situation in Ukraine

9th European Summit of Regions and Cities

President Marcourt speaks at the 9th European Summit of Regions and Cities

The President of the CALRE, Mr Jean-Claude Marcourt, attended on 3 March 2022 the 9th European Summit of Regions and Cities which was taking place in Marseille (France). ​​​​​​The European Summit of Regions and Cities is a gathering of local representatives organised every half mandate by the European Committee of the Regions to discuss the… Continue reading 9th European Summit of Regions and Cities

Declaration of the Conference of European Regional Legislative Assemblies on the current situation in Ukraine

Declaration of the Conference of European Regional Legislative Assemblies on the current situation in Ukraine

The Conference of European Regional Legislative Assemblies, Considering that Russia’s declaration of war on Ukraine openly violates the Charter of the United Nations as well as the Minsk agreements; Deploring the death of civilians and soldiers and being concerned about the risks of aggravation of the humanitarian situation in Ukraine; Having been informed of the… Continue reading Declaration of the Conference of European Regional Legislative Assemblies on the current situation in Ukraine

Review of the first meeting of the Standing committee

The Standing committee of the CALRE meeting in hybrid format

The Standing committee of the CALRE met on 28 January 2022 in hybrid format, in Namur (Belgium) and by videoconference. On the occasion of this meeting, Mr Elio Di Rupo, Minister-President of the Government of Wallonia and member of the European Committee of the Regions, expressed his conviction that the European Union, if it wants… Continue reading Review of the first meeting of the Standing committee

Handover ceremony of the presidency of the Conference of European Regional Legislative Assemblies

President Marcourt receives from the hands of President Matos the makila, a pilgrim's staff which symbolizes the presidency of the CALRE

On 28 January 2022, President Marcourt received from the hands of Mr Gustavo Matos Expósito, President of the Parliament of the Canary Islands, the makila, a pilgrim’s staff which symbolizes the presidency of the CALRE. President Matos was present in Namur for the first meeting of the Standing Committee of the CALRE. In his speech,… Continue reading Handover ceremony of the presidency of the Conference of European Regional Legislative Assemblies