Culture must play a central role in the recovery process


EPP-CoR Members Eichtinger and Borboly pledge their commitment to support the cultural and creative sectors “Artists and those working in the cultural and creative sectors have been among the most negatively by the COVID-19 pandemic. In these challenging times, a strong commitment to support these sectors is of particular importance. The new Creative Europe programme needs to play a decisive role in relaunching the sectors, embracing digitalisation and new ways of catering to the interested public. Culture must also play a central role in the recovery process and must be integrated in national recovery and resilience plans.” Martin Eichtinger, Member of the Government of Lower Austria made these remarks during …

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Harghita county is aiming for the resources and EU support available for application. 

Local governance and territorial strategies on the Green Deal initiative – Conference hosted by Harghita County within the framework of European Week of Regions and Cities Harghita county is in need of financial resources for the elaboration of the regional  strategy aiming for the reduction of the emission of carbon-dioxide. Besides that, elevated attention has to be paid upon sustainable development with the involvement of the appropriate experts, which is one of the main goals of the developmental strategy of Harghita County Council. The launching of the Just Transition Fund (JTF) is an important initiative supporting the transition to an ecologically sustainable agriculture until 2050. Achieving the goals of the …

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The Committee on Education of the Committee of the Regions (SEDEC) has elected Csaba Borboly as rapporteur.


Focus on boosting youth employment On 9 July the Committee on Education (SEDEC) elected Csaba Borboly, President of Harghita County Council, as rapporteur of the education. After the Covid-19 pandemic, the Commission’s recovery strategy will take place on the meeting on 9 July, and will ensure that the EU’s digital switchover will be again the building of the youth employment- the sustainable competitiveness , social fairness and resilience are targeted in the program of the european skill agenda- helps to boost youth employment by setting ambitious and quantifiable targets for further training (development of existing skills) and retraining (acquisition of new skills) to be implemented over the next five years. …

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09.05.2020 Dear Colleagues! Europe Day held on 9 May every year celebrates peace and unity in Europe. The date marks the anniversary of the historic ‘Schuman declaration’. Now more than ever, it’s crucial for people to feel that we are stronger together Today is a great opportunity for us to meet each other virtually, especially now, in these difficult times. In this year, on Europe Day, Europe faces a crisis that makes standing together more important than ever. These days we are making history by the solidarity of Europeans in times of crisis. I would like to emphasise the remarkable work of the CoR, its regular and practical information about …

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COVID-19: We call on all EU institutions and Member States for an ambitious recovery plan for a sustainable, resilient and socially-just Europe, which leaves no places and no people behind

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Joint statement by the European Committee of the Regions’ Conference of Presidents As mayors, presidents of regions and local and regional councillors we are on the front line in the fight against the Coronavirus. The unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 shock requires immediate measures and a bold social and economic recovery plan for the European Union, built on solidarity, sustainability, resilience and social justice, in line with the European Green Deal and digital transition agenda. Together with all levels of government across Europe, we commit to join efforts to fight the pandemic, protect our people and contribute to the economic, social and financial recovery. In these difficult times, our priority …

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New Circular Economy Action Plan: stakeholders’ consultation now open

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The European Committee of the Regions’ consultation on the circular economy is open to all local and regional authorities and other key stakeholders until 1 May 2020 Our planet is running out of resources. With global consumption expected to double in the next decades and with no sign of global warming decreasing anytime soon, there is an urgent need to decouple economic growth from resource use by manufacturing products that are durable, reusable and reparable. Boosting circularity will help the environment, but will also be pivotal to the post COVID-19 economic recovery. With an upcoming opinion by Tjisse Stelpstra (NL/ECR), regional minister of the Province of Drenthe, the CoR aims …

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