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CoR thematic commissions

Commission for Citizenship, Governance, Institutional & External Affairs

Coordinates the European Committee of the Regions' work in the following areas:

  • Freedom, Security and Justice
  • EU Charter of Fundamental Rights
  • Active Citizenship
  • European Communication Policy
  • Devolution
  • Constitutional Affairs
  • Multi-level Governance
  • Local and Regional Governance
  • Better law-making (including the reduction of administrative burden and regulatory fitness)
  • Subsidiarity and Proportionality
  • Immigration Policy, Asylum and Visas
  • External Relations Policy
  • Enlargement
  • Neighborhood Policy
  • Eastern Partnership
  • EU Mediterranean Policy
  • Decentralized Cooperation for Development
  • Administrative external cooperation and capacity building
  • International treaties and negotiations
  • International terrorism and border controls

Contact persons in the PES Group secretariat:

Justus Schônlau
Citizenship, Governance, Institutional Affairs
+32 (0) 2 282 22 27
Santiago Mondragón
External relations and Enlargement
+32 (0) 2 282 22 83

Members

Barbara DUDEN
Barbara DUDEN
President Germany
Member of Hamburg City Parliament
Robert Sorin NEGOIȚĂ
Robert Sorin NEGOIȚĂ
Second Vice-President Romania
Mayor District 3 of Bucharest Municipality
Albert BORE
Albert BORE
Member United Kingdom
Member of Birmingham City Council
Aleksander JEVŠEK
Aleksander JEVŠEK
Member Slovenia
Mayor of the Municipality of Murska Sobota
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André VIOLA
Member France
President of the Aude Departmental Council
Andrea BALLARÈ
Andrea BALLARÈ
Member Italy
Member of Novara Municipal Council
Barbara DUDEN
Barbara DUDEN
Member Germany
Member of Hamburg City Parliament
Basílio HORTA
Basílio HORTA
Member Portugal
Leader of Sintra Municipal Council
Birgit HONÉ
Birgit HONÉ
Member Germany
Minister for Federal and European Affairs and Regional Development (Lower S
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Carina NILSSON
Member Sweden
Member of Malmö Municipal Council
Christophe ROUILLON
Christophe ROUILLON
Member France
Mayor of Coulaines
Franco IACOP
Franco IACOP
Member Italy
Regional Councillor and President of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Regional Cou
Gerry WOOP
Gerry WOOP
Member Germany
State Secretary for Europe (Land of Berlin)
Ignacio Jesús AGUADO CRESPO
Ignacio Jesús AGUADO CRESPO
Member Spain
President of the Principality of Asturias
Jan MAREŠ
Jan MAREŠ
Member Czech Republic
Member of Chomutov City Council
Ján FERENČÁK
Ján FERENČÁK
Member Slovakia
Mayor of Kežmarok
Jaroslav HLINKA
Jaroslav HLINKA
Member Slovakia
Mayor of Košice - South
Jennette ARNOLD
Jennette ARNOLD
Member United Kingdom
Assembly Member, Greater London Authority
Jens Christian GJESING
Jens Christian GJESING
Member Denmark
Councillor Haderslev
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Karin WANNGÅRD
Member Sweden
Member of Stockholm Municipal Council
Karl-Heinz LAMBERTZ
Karl-Heinz LAMBERTZ
Member Belgium
Member of the Parliament of the German-speaking Community
Mario FAVA
Mario FAVA
Member Malta
Councillor, Fgura, Local Council
Marius Horia TUTUIANU
Marius Horia TUTUIANU
Member Romania
President of Constanța County Council
Mikkel NÄKKÄLÄJÄRVI
Mikkel NÄKKÄLÄJÄRVI
Member Finland
student, member of Rovaniemi City Council
Nicola ZINGARETTI
Nicola ZINGARETTI
Member Italy
President of the Laziο Region
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Nuška GAJŠEK
Member Slovenia
Mayor of the City Municipality of Ptuj
Per BØDKER ANDERSEN
Per BØDKER ANDERSEN
Member Denmark
Councillor
Robert Sorin NEGOIȚĂ
Robert Sorin NEGOIȚĂ
Member Romania
Mayor District 3 of Bucharest Municipality
Simonetta SALIERA
Simonetta SALIERA
Member Italy
Regional Councillor and President of the Emilia-Romagna Regional Assembly
Victor MORARU
Victor MORARU
Member Romania
President of Ialomiţa County Council
Vincenzo BIANCO
Vincenzo BIANCO
Member Italy
Member of Catania Municipal Council
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Virginio MEROLA
Member Italy
Mayor of Bologna
Commission for Territorial Cohesion Policy and EU budget

Coordinates the European Committee of the Regions' work in the following areas:

  • Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion
  • Structural Funds
  • Spatial Planning
  • Urban Policy
  • Housing
  • Transport including TEN-T
  • Macro-regions
  • Territorial Cooperation
  • Regional statistics and indicators
     

BUDGET Working Group: 

  • Annual EU Budget

  • Multi-annual financial framework

  • Local and regional finances

Contact persons in the PES Group secretariat:

Aliona Fornea
COTER
+32 (0) 2 282 25 70
Bastian Meić
BUDG Working Group
+32 (0) 2 282 22 55

Members

Isabelle BOUDINEAU
Isabelle BOUDINEAU
President France
Vice-president of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Regional Council
Albert BORE
Albert BORE
PES Group coordinator United Kingdom
Member of Birmingham City Council
Albert BORE
Albert BORE
Member United Kingdom
Member of Birmingham City Council
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André VIOLA
Member France
President of the Aude Departmental Council
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Ángel Víctor TORRES PÉREZ
Member Spain
President of the Government of the Canary Islands
Anne KARJALAINEN
Anne KARJALAINEN
Member Finland
City councillor of Kerava
Annemiek JETTEN
Annemiek JETTEN
Member Netherlands
Mayor of the municipality of Vlaardingen
Barbara DUDEN
Barbara DUDEN
Member Germany
Member of Hamburg City Parliament
Christian ILLEDITS
Christian ILLEDITS
Member Austria
Member of the Burgenland Regional Government
Emiliano GARCÍA-PAGE SÁNCHEZ
Emiliano GARCÍA-PAGE SÁNCHEZ
Member Spain
President of the Regional Government of Castile and La Mancha
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Fernando MEDINA
Member Portugal
Mayor of Lisbon
Francisco Javier LAMBÁN MONTAÑÉS
Francisco Javier LAMBÁN MONTAÑÉS
Member Spain
President of Aragón
Gerry WOOP
Gerry WOOP
Member Germany
State Secretary for Europe (Land of Berlin)
Guillermo FERNÁNDEZ VARA
Guillermo FERNÁNDEZ VARA
Member Spain
President of the Regional Government of Extremadura
Ilmar REEPALU
Ilmar REEPALU
Member Sweden
Member of Malmö Municipal Council
Ioannis KOURAKIS
Ioannis KOURAKIS
Member Greece
Municipal Councillor of Heraklion
Ionel ARSENE
Ionel ARSENE
Member Romania
President of Neamţ County Council
Isabelle BOUDINEAU
Isabelle BOUDINEAU
Member France
Vice-president of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Regional Council
Jan MAREŠ
Jan MAREŠ
Member Czech Republic
Member of Chomutov City Council
Jiři ZIMOLA
Jiři ZIMOLA
Member Czech Republic
Councillor of the South Bohemian Region
Juan ESPADAS CEJAS
Juan ESPADAS CEJAS
Member Spain
Mayor of Seville
Juan Manuel MORENO BONILLA
Juan Manuel MORENO BONILLA
Member Spain
President of the Regional Government of Valencia
Karsten Uno PETERSEN
Karsten Uno PETERSEN
Member Denmark
Regional Councillor
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Kevin KEENAN
Member United Kingdom
Councillor, Dundee City Council
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Michael LUDWIG
Member Austria
Governor/Mayor of Vienna
Michel DELEBARRE
Michel DELEBARRE
Member France
Member of Dunkirk Municipal Council
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Miguel ALVES
Member Portugal
Mayor of Caminha
Nicola ZINGARETTI
Nicola ZINGARETTI
Member Italy
President of the Laziο Region
Paul FARRUGIA
Paul FARRUGIA
Member Malta
President Reġjun Xlokk / South East Regional Committee President
Regina POERSCH
Regina POERSCH
Member Germany
Member of the Schleswig-Holstein Regional Parliament
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Rob STEWART
Member United Kingdom
Councillor, City and County of Swansea
Roby BIWER
Roby BIWER
Member Luxembourg
Member of Bettembourg Municipal Council
Rumen GUNINSKI
Rumen GUNINSKI
Member Bulgaria
Mayor of Pravets Municipality
Stavros STAVRINIDES
Stavros STAVRINIDES
Member Cyprus
Municipal Councillor of Strovolos Municipality
Stephen ALAMBRITIS
Stephen ALAMBRITIS
Member United Kingdom
Leader of London Borough of Merton
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Tomas RISTE
Member Sweden
Värmlands läns landsting
Victor MORARU
Victor MORARU
Member Romania
President of Ialomiţa County Council
Vojko OBERSNEL
Vojko OBERSNEL
Member Croatia
Mayor of the City of Rijeka
Commission for Economic Policy

Coordinates the European Committee of the Regions' work in the following areas:

  • Industrial Policy
  • SME policy
  • Economic and Monetary Policy
  • Economic Governance, European Semester
  • Internal market
  • International Trade and Tariffs
  • Competition and State aid policy

Contact person in the PES Group secretariat:

Matthieu Hornung
+32 (0) 2 282 25 78
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Abel CABALLERO ÁLVAREZ
Member Spain
Mayor of Vigo
André VAN DE NADORT
André VAN DE NADORT
Member Netherlands
Mayor of the municipality of Weststellingwerf
Andrea BALLARÈ
Andrea BALLARÈ
Member Italy
Member of Novara Municipal Council
Anne QUART
Anne QUART
Member Germany
State Secretary for Europe and Consumer Protection, Ministry of Justice, Eu
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Annette TABBARA
Member Germany
State Secretary, representative of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg t
Basílio HORTA
Basílio HORTA
Member Portugal
Leader of Sintra Municipal Council
Bogdan Andrei TOADER
Bogdan Andrei TOADER
Member Romania
President of Prahova county council
Photo
Carina NILSSON
Member Sweden
Member of Malmö Municipal Council
Christophe ROUILLON
Christophe ROUILLON
Member France
Mayor of Coulaines
Decebal FĂGĂDĂU
Decebal FĂGĂDĂU
Member Romania
Mayor of Constanţa
Dimitrios BIRMPAS
Dimitrios BIRMPAS
Member Greece
Electorate Mandate Municipality of Egaleo
Enrico ROSSI
Enrico ROSSI
Member Italy
President of the Tuscany Region
Photo
Fernando MEDINA
Member Portugal
Mayor of Lisbon
Francina ARMENGOL I SOCIAS
Francina ARMENGOL I SOCIAS
Member Spain
President of the Government of the Balearic Islands
Photo
Gérard LAHELLEC
Member France
Vice-President of the Regional Council of Brittany
Hannes WENINGER
Hannes WENINGER
Member Austria
Member of Gießhübl municipal council and member of the Nationalrat
Ignacio Jesús AGUADO CRESPO
Ignacio Jesús AGUADO CRESPO
Member Spain
President of the Principality of Asturias
Ioannis KOURAKIS
Ioannis KOURAKIS
Member Greece
Municipal Councillor of Heraklion
Ion PRIOTEASA
Ion PRIOTEASA
Member Romania
President of Dolj County Council
Jácint HORVÁTH
Jácint HORVÁTH
Member Hungary
Representative of Local Government of Nagykanizsa with county rights
José DA CUNHA COSTA
José DA CUNHA COSTA
Member Portugal
Leader of Viana do Castelo Municipal Council
Joseph CORDINA
Joseph CORDINA
Member Malta
Member of the Local Councils' Executive Committee
Juan Manuel MORENO BONILLA
Juan Manuel MORENO BONILLA
Member Spain
President of the Regional Government of Valencia
Mariana GÂJU
Mariana GÂJU
Member Romania
Mayor of Cumpăna, Constanța County
Michel DELEBARRE
Michel DELEBARRE
Member France
Member of Dunkirk Municipal Council
Photo
Nuška GAJŠEK
Member Slovenia
Mayor of the City Municipality of Ptuj
Paul FARRUGIA
Paul FARRUGIA
Member Malta
President Reġjun Xlokk / South East Regional Committee President
Per BØDKER ANDERSEN
Per BØDKER ANDERSEN
Member Denmark
Councillor
Peter KAISER
Peter KAISER
Member Austria
Governor of Carinthia
Ričardas MALINAUSKAS
Ričardas MALINAUSKAS
Member Lithuania
Member of Druskininkai Municipal Council
Photo
Simon BLACKBURN
Member United Kingdom
Councillor, Blackpool Council
Stephen ALAMBRITIS
Stephen ALAMBRITIS
Member United Kingdom
Leader of London Borough of Merton
Tilo GUNDLACK
Tilo GUNDLACK
Member Germany
Member of the Landtag of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
Tom JUNGEN
Tom JUNGEN
Member Luxembourg
Mayor of the municipality of Roeser
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Virginio MEROLA
Member Italy
Mayor of Bologna
Vladimir MOSKOV
Vladimir MOSKOV
Member Bulgaria
Mayor of Gotse Delchev Municipality
Yoomi RENSTRÖM
Yoomi RENSTRÖM
Member Sweden
Member of Ovanåker Municipal Council
Commission for the Environment, Climate Change and Energy

Coordinates the European Committee of the Regions' work in the following areas:

  • Climate change: adaptation and mitigation
  • Renewable energy
  • Environment Policy
  • Trans-European networks in the energy sector
  • New energy policies
  • Space policy for territorial development (Galileo, GMES/Kopernikus and related issues)

 

Contact person in the PES Group secretariat:

Justus Schönlau
+32 (0) 2 282 22 27

Members

André VAN DE NADORT
André VAN DE NADORT
PES Group coordinator Netherlands
Mayor of the municipality of Weststellingwerf
Roby BIWER
Roby BIWER
First Vice-President Luxembourg
Member of Bettembourg Municipal Council
André VAN DE NADORT
André VAN DE NADORT
Member Netherlands
Mayor of the municipality of Weststellingwerf
Photo
Ángel Víctor TORRES PÉREZ
Member Spain
President of the Government of the Canary Islands
Birgit HONÉ
Birgit HONÉ
Member Germany
Minister for Federal and European Affairs and Regional Development (Lower S
Christian ILLEDITS
Christian ILLEDITS
Member Austria
Member of the Burgenland Regional Government
Dieter LAUINGER
Dieter LAUINGER
Member Germany
Minister for Migration, Justice and Consumer Protection
Francisco Javier LAMBÁN MONTAÑÉS
Francisco Javier LAMBÁN MONTAÑÉS
Member Spain
President of Aragón
Franco IACOP
Franco IACOP
Member Italy
Regional Councillor and President of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Regional Cou
Françoise MESNARD
Françoise MESNARD
Member France
Mayor of Saint-Jean d'Angély
Hannes WENINGER
Hannes WENINGER
Member Austria
Member of Gießhübl municipal council and member of the Nationalrat
Heike RAAB
Heike RAAB
Member Germany
State Secretary, Representative of the Land of Rhineland-Palatinate to the
Ilmar REEPALU
Ilmar REEPALU
Member Sweden
Member of Malmö Municipal Council
Ioannis SGOUROS
Ioannis SGOUROS
Member Greece
Regional Councillor, Region of Attica
Isabelle BOUDINEAU
Isabelle BOUDINEAU
Member France
Vice-president of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Regional Council
Ján FERENČÁK
Ján FERENČÁK
Member Slovakia
Mayor of Kežmarok
Jaroslav HLINKA
Jaroslav HLINKA
Member Slovakia
Mayor of Košice - South
Jennette ARNOLD
Jennette ARNOLD
Member United Kingdom
Assembly Member, Greater London Authority
José DA CUNHA COSTA
José DA CUNHA COSTA
Member Portugal
Leader of Viana do Castelo Municipal Council
Juan ESPADAS CEJAS
Juan ESPADAS CEJAS
Member Spain
Mayor of Seville
Photo
Kevin KEENAN
Member United Kingdom
Councillor, Dundee City Council
Kirstine Helene BILLE
Kirstine Helene BILLE
Member Denmark
2. Deputy Mayor Syddjurs
Lyudmil VESSELINOV
Lyudmil VESSELINOV
Member Bulgaria
Mayor of Popovo Municipality
Photo
María Victoria CHIVITE NAVASCUÉS
Member Spain
President of the Autonomous Community of Navarre
Mariana GÂJU
Mariana GÂJU
Member Romania
Mayor of Cumpăna, Constanța County
Marius Horia TUTUIANU
Marius Horia TUTUIANU
Member Romania
President of Constanța County Council
Mary FREEHILL
Mary FREEHILL
Member Éire-Ireland
Dublin City Council
Mick ANTONIW
Mick ANTONIW
Member United Kingdom
Member of the National Assembly of Wales
Mikkel NÄKKÄLÄJÄRVI
Mikkel NÄKKÄLÄJÄRVI
Member Finland
student, member of Rovaniemi City Council
Paul FARRUGIA
Paul FARRUGIA
Member Malta
President Reġjun Xlokk / South East Regional Committee President
Peter KURZ
Peter KURZ
Member Germany
Mayor of Mannheim
Ričardas MALINAUSKAS
Ričardas MALINAUSKAS
Member Lithuania
Member of Druskininkai Municipal Council
Robert Sorin NEGOIȚĂ
Robert Sorin NEGOIȚĂ
Member Romania
Mayor District 3 of Bucharest Municipality
Roby BIWER
Roby BIWER
Member Luxembourg
Member of Bettembourg Municipal Council
Stavros ARNAOUTAKIS
Stavros ARNAOUTAKIS
Member Greece
Head of the Region of Crete
Vasco Ilídio ALVES CORDEIRO
Vasco Ilídio ALVES CORDEIRO
Member Portugal
President of the Regional Government of the Azores
Vojko OBERSNEL
Vojko OBERSNEL
Member Croatia
Mayor of the City of Rijeka
Commission for Natural Resources

Coordinates the European Committee of the Regions' work in the following areas:

  • Rural Development and CAP
  • Fisheries
  • Food production
  • Maritime policy
  • Public health
  • Consumer protection
  • Forestry
  • Civil protection
  • Tourism

Contact person in the PES Group secretariat:

Aliona Fornea
+32 (0) 2 282 25 70

Members

Christophe CLERGEAU
Christophe CLERGEAU
First Vice-President France
Member of the Pays-de-la-Loire Regional Council
Karsten Uno PETERSEN
Karsten Uno PETERSEN
PES Group coordinator Denmark
Regional Councillor
Alain HUTCHINSON
Alain HUTCHINSON
Member Belgium
Commissioner for Europe and International Organisations
Aleksander JEVŠEK
Aleksander JEVŠEK
Member Slovenia
Mayor of the Municipality of Murska Sobota
Anne QUART
Anne QUART
Member Germany
State Secretary for Europe and Consumer Protection, Ministry of Justice, Eu
Annemiek JETTEN
Annemiek JETTEN
Member Netherlands
Mayor of the municipality of Vlaardingen
Bogdan Andrei TOADER
Bogdan Andrei TOADER
Member Romania
President of Prahova county council
Christophe CLERGEAU
Christophe CLERGEAU
Member France
Member of the Pays-de-la-Loire Regional Council
Photo
Concepción ANDREU RODRÍGUEZ
Member Spain
President of the Autonomous Community of La Rioja
Francina ARMENGOL I SOCIAS
Francina ARMENGOL I SOCIAS
Member Spain
President of the Government of the Balearic Islands
Photo
Gérard LAHELLEC
Member France
Vice-President of the Regional Council of Brittany
Guillermo FERNÁNDEZ VARA
Guillermo FERNÁNDEZ VARA
Member Spain
President of the Regional Government of Extremadura
Ion PRIOTEASA
Ion PRIOTEASA
Member Romania
President of Dolj County Council
Jiři ZIMOLA
Jiři ZIMOLA
Member Czech Republic
Councillor of the South Bohemian Region
João AZEVEDO
João AZEVEDO
Member Portugal
Leader of Mangualde Municipal Council
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Karin WANNGÅRD
Member Sweden
Member of Stockholm Municipal Council
Karsten Uno PETERSEN
Karsten Uno PETERSEN
Member Denmark
Regional Councillor
Kirstine Helene BILLE
Kirstine Helene BILLE
Member Denmark
2. Deputy Mayor Syddjurs
Lyudmil VESSELINOV
Lyudmil VESSELINOV
Member Bulgaria
Mayor of Popovo Municipality
Mario FAVA
Mario FAVA
Member Malta
Councillor, Fgura, Local Council
Photo
Miguel ALVES
Member Portugal
Mayor of Caminha
Photo
Nathalie SARRABEZOLLES
Member France
President of the Finistère Departmental Council
Photo
Nikos ANASTASIOU
Member Cyprus
Mayor of Kato Polemidia Municipality
Peter KURZ
Peter KURZ
Member Germany
Mayor of Mannheim
Regina POERSCH
Regina POERSCH
Member Germany
Member of the Schleswig-Holstein Regional Parliament
Photo
Rob STEWART
Member United Kingdom
Councillor, City and County of Swansea
Roby BIWER
Roby BIWER
Member Luxembourg
Member of Bettembourg Municipal Council
Rumen GUNINSKI
Rumen GUNINSKI
Member Bulgaria
Mayor of Pravets Municipality
Photo
Simon BLACKBURN
Member United Kingdom
Councillor, Blackpool Council
Stavros ARNAOUTAKIS
Stavros ARNAOUTAKIS
Member Greece
Head of the Region of Crete
Tilo GUNDLACK
Tilo GUNDLACK
Member Germany
Member of the Landtag of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
Vasco Ilídio ALVES CORDEIRO
Vasco Ilídio ALVES CORDEIRO
Member Portugal
President of the Regional Government of the Azores
Commission for Social Policy, Education, Employment, Research and Culture

Coordinates the European Committee of the Regions' work in the following areas:

  • Employment Policy
  • Social Policy, Social Protection
  • Mobility
  • Equal Opportunities
  • Education and Training
  • Innovation, Research and Technology
  • Digital Agenda
  • EU Information Society, including Trans-European ICT Networks
  • Audio-visual Industry and Media Technologies
  • Youth and Sport
  • Multilingualism and promotion of minority languages
  • Culture and cultural diversity

Contact person in the PES Group secretariat:

Olga Fotinou
+32 (0) 2 282 20 86

Members

Peter KAISER
Peter KAISER
Second Vice-President Austria
Governor of Carinthia
Anne KARJALAINEN
Anne KARJALAINEN
PES Group coordinator Finland
City councillor of Kerava
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Abel CABALLERO ÁLVAREZ
Member Spain
Mayor of Vigo
Alain HUTCHINSON
Alain HUTCHINSON
Member Belgium
Commissioner for Europe and International Organisations
Anne KARJALAINEN
Anne KARJALAINEN
Member Finland
City councillor of Kerava
Photo
Annette TABBARA
Member Germany
State Secretary, representative of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg t
Christophe CLERGEAU
Christophe CLERGEAU
Member France
Member of the Pays-de-la-Loire Regional Council
Photo
Concepción ANDREU RODRÍGUEZ
Member Spain
President of the Autonomous Community of La Rioja
Decebal FĂGĂDĂU
Decebal FĂGĂDĂU
Member Romania
Mayor of Constanţa
Dieter LAUINGER
Dieter LAUINGER
Member Germany
Minister for Migration, Justice and Consumer Protection
Dimitrios BIRMPAS
Dimitrios BIRMPAS
Member Greece
Electorate Mandate Municipality of Egaleo
Emiliano GARCÍA-PAGE SÁNCHEZ
Emiliano GARCÍA-PAGE SÁNCHEZ
Member Spain
President of the Regional Government of Castile and La Mancha
Enrico ROSSI
Enrico ROSSI
Member Italy
President of the Tuscany Region
Françoise MESNARD
Françoise MESNARD
Member France
Mayor of Saint-Jean d'Angély
Heike RAAB
Heike RAAB
Member Germany
State Secretary, Representative of the Land of Rhineland-Palatinate to the
Ioannis SGOUROS
Ioannis SGOUROS
Member Greece
Regional Councillor, Region of Attica
Ionel ARSENE
Ionel ARSENE
Member Romania
President of Neamţ County Council
Jácint HORVÁTH
Jácint HORVÁTH
Member Hungary
Representative of Local Government of Nagykanizsa with county rights
Jens Christian GJESING
Jens Christian GJESING
Member Denmark
Councillor Haderslev
João AZEVEDO
João AZEVEDO
Member Portugal
Leader of Mangualde Municipal Council
Joseph CORDINA
Joseph CORDINA
Member Malta
Member of the Local Councils' Executive Committee
Karl-Heinz LAMBERTZ
Karl-Heinz LAMBERTZ
Member Belgium
Member of the Parliament of the German-speaking Community
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María Victoria CHIVITE NAVASCUÉS
Member Spain
President of the Autonomous Community of Navarre
Mary FREEHILL
Mary FREEHILL
Member Éire-Ireland
Dublin City Council
Photo
Michael LUDWIG
Member Austria
Governor/Mayor of Vienna
Mick ANTONIW
Mick ANTONIW
Member United Kingdom
Member of the National Assembly of Wales
Photo
Nathalie SARRABEZOLLES
Member France
President of the Finistère Departmental Council
Photo
Nikos ANASTASIOU
Member Cyprus
Mayor of Kato Polemidia Municipality
Peter KAISER
Peter KAISER
Member Austria
Governor of Carinthia
Simonetta SALIERA
Simonetta SALIERA
Member Italy
Regional Councillor and President of the Emilia-Romagna Regional Assembly
Stavros STAVRINIDES
Stavros STAVRINIDES
Member Cyprus
Municipal Councillor of Strovolos Municipality
Tom JUNGEN
Tom JUNGEN
Member Luxembourg
Mayor of the municipality of Roeser
Photo
Tomas RISTE
Member Sweden
Värmlands läns landsting
Vincenzo BIANCO
Vincenzo BIANCO
Member Italy
Member of Catania Municipal Council
Vladimir MOSKOV
Vladimir MOSKOV
Member Bulgaria
Mayor of Gotse Delchev Municipality
Yoomi RENSTRÖM
Yoomi RENSTRÖM
Member Sweden
Member of Ovanåker Municipal Council

Meetings

PES CIVEX preparatory meeting JDE53 09/12/2019 10:00 - 10:30 View this meeting on the CoR members portal, click here
PES ECON preparatory meeting JDE53 13/12/2019 10:00 - 10:30 View this meeting on the CoR members portal, click here
PES COTER preparatory meeting JDE53 16/12/2019 10:00 - 10:30 View this meeting on the CoR members portal, click here

International cooperation

Enlargement & Candidate Countries

Joint Consultative Committee with North Macedonia

The Joint Consultative Committee between the CoR and North Macedonia was set up in 2008. Its purpose is to prepare the ground for North Macedonia's accession to the EU by promoting political dialogue and cooperation between regional and local authorities in the EU and their counterparts in the country.

Santiago Mondragón
+32 (0) 2 282 22 83

Members list

Barbara DUDEN
Barbara DUDEN
Member Germany
Barbara DUDEN
Barbara DUDEN
Member Germany
Member of Hamburg City Parliament
 barbara.duden@bk.hamburg.de
 +49 40 42831597
 DE, EN
Commissions: CIVEX-VI , COTER-VI
Christian ILLEDITS
Christian ILLEDITS
Member Austria
Christian ILLEDITS
Christian ILLEDITS
Member Austria
Member of the Burgenland Regional Government
 post.bruessel@bgld.gv.at
 +43 5 76002097
 EN, DE
Commissions: COTER-VI , ENVE-VI
Ioannis KOURAKIS
Ioannis KOURAKIS
Member Greece
Ioannis KOURAKIS
Ioannis KOURAKIS
Member Greece
Municipal Councillor of Heraklion
 kourakisg@hotmail.com
 +30 2810 251114
 EL
Commissions: ECON-VI , COTER-VI
Doris KAMPUS
Doris KAMPUS
Alternate Austria
Doris KAMPUS
Doris KAMPUS
Alternate Austria
Styrian regional government minister
 doris.kampus@stmk.gv.at
 +43 316 8773401
 EN, DE, ES
Dominique LEVEQUE
Dominique LEVEQUE
Alternate France
Dominique LEVEQUE
Dominique LEVEQUE
Alternate France
Mayor of Aÿ
 administration@ville-ay.champagne.fr
 +33 3 26551538
 FR, EN
Niall MCNELIS
Niall MCNELIS
Alternate Éire-Ireland
Niall MCNELIS
Niall MCNELIS
Alternate Éire-Ireland
Galway City Council
 mcnelis@votelabour.ie
 +353 87 6197300
 EN
Sanna PARKKINEN
Sanna PARKKINEN
Alternate Finland
Sanna PARKKINEN
Sanna PARKKINEN
Alternate Finland
Local councillor of Liperi
 sanna.parkkinen@liperi.fi
 +358 50 3442505
 FI

Joint Consultative Committee with Montenegro

The Joint Consultative Committee between the CoR and Montenegro was set up in 2011. It works to reinforce the CoR's activities promoting greater inclusion of the territorial dimension in the stabilisation and association process for south-eastern Europe and political dialogue between EU local and regional authorities and their Montenegrin counterparts.

Santiago Mondragón
+32 (0) 2 282 22 83

Members list

Vincenzo BIANCO
Vincenzo BIANCO
Member Italy
Vincenzo BIANCO
Vincenzo BIANCO
Member Italy
Member of Catania Municipal Council
 ebsenato@gmail.com
 +39 066 8009233
 IT, FR
Commissions: SEDEC-VI , CIVEX-VI
Photo
Antonio DECARO
Alternate Italy
Photo
Antonio DECARO
Alternate Italy
Mayor of the Municipality of Bari
 f.paolicelli@comune.bari.it
 +39 080 5772270
 IT

Joint Consultative Committee with Serbia

The Joint Consultative Committee between the CoR and Serbia was set up in 2014 to encourage greater inclusion of the territorial dimension in the stabilisation and association process for south-eastern Europe and strengthened political dialogue with Serbian local and regional authorities.

Santiago Mondragón
+32 (0) 2 282 22 83

Members list

Franco IACOP
Franco IACOP
Member Italy
Franco IACOP
Franco IACOP
Member Italy
Regional Councillor and President of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Regional Council
 franco.iacop@regione.fvg.it
 +39 040 3773258
 IT, EN
Commissions: CIVEX-VI , ENVE-VI
Aleksander JEVŠEK
Aleksander JEVŠEK
Member Slovenia
Aleksander JEVŠEK
Aleksander JEVŠEK
Member Slovenia
Mayor of the Municipality of Murska Sobota
 urad.zupana@murska-sobota.si
 +386 2 5251677
 SL
Commissions: CIVEX-VI , NAT-VI

Working Group on relations with Turkey

Set up in 2006, the Working Group on relations with Turkey provides CoR members with a mechanism for monitoring accession negotiations with Turkey. It promotes CoR involvement in interinstitutional cooperation while maintaining political dialogue between the EU's local and regional authorities and their counterparts in Turkey.

Santiago Mondragón
+32 (0) 2 282 22 83

Members list

Jens Christian GJESING
Jens Christian GJESING
Member Denmark
Jens Christian GJESING
Jens Christian GJESING
Member Denmark
Councillor Haderslev
 international.relations1@kl.dk
 +32 2 5501260
 DA, EN, SV, DE
Commissions: SEDEC-VI , CIVEX-VI
Yoomi RENSTRÖM
Yoomi RENSTRÖM
Member Sweden
Yoomi RENSTRÖM
Yoomi RENSTRÖM
Member Sweden
Member of Ovanåker Municipal Council
 yoomi.renstrom@ovanaker.se
 +46 70 6063005
 SV, EN
Commissions: ECON-VI , SEDEC-VI
Ioannis SGOUROS
Ioannis SGOUROS
Member Greece
Ioannis SGOUROS
Ioannis SGOUROS
Member Greece
Regional Councillor, Region of Attica
 y.sgouros@patt.gov.gr
 +30 210 2941211
 EL, EN
Commissions: SEDEC-VI , ENVE-VI
Stavros STAVRINIDES
Stavros STAVRINIDES
Member Cyprus
Stavros STAVRINIDES
Stavros STAVRINIDES
Member Cyprus
Municipal Councillor of Strovolos Municipality
 st.stavrinides@cytanet.com.cy
 +357 22 375006
 EL
Commissions: COTER-VI , SEDEC-VI
Sanchia ALASIA
Sanchia ALASIA
Alternate United Kingdom
Sanchia ALASIA
Sanchia ALASIA
Alternate United Kingdom
Member of London Borough of Barking & Dagenham
 sanchia.alasia@lbbd.gov.uk
 EN, FR
Benedetta BRIGHENTI
Benedetta BRIGHENTI
Alternate Italy
Benedetta BRIGHENTI
Benedetta BRIGHENTI
Alternate Italy
Member of Castelnuovo Rangone Municipal Council (Modena)
 Benedetta.Brighenti@cor.europa.eu
 +39 059 535539
 EN, IT

Working Group on relations with the Western Balkans

The Working Group on relations with the Western Balkans (covering Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo) was set up in 2006 and can be used by CoR members to encourage greater inclusion of the territorial dimension in the stabilisation and association process for south-eastern Europe and the future accession negotiations with these countries. The Working Group also contributes to the CoR's involvement in interinstitutional cooperation in this field, while maintaining political dialogue between the EU's local and regional authorities and their Western Balkan counterparts.

Santiago Mondragón
+32 (0) 2 282 22 83

Members list

Jaroslav HLINKA
Jaroslav HLINKA
Member Slovakia
Jaroslav HLINKA
Jaroslav HLINKA
Member Slovakia
Mayor of Košice - South
 jaroslav.hlinka@kosicejuh.sk
 +421 0903 601 551
 EN, SK
Commissions: CIVEX-VI , ENVE-VI
Jácint HORVÁTH
Jácint HORVÁTH
Member Hungary
Jácint HORVÁTH
Jácint HORVÁTH
Member Hungary
Representative of Local Government of Nagykanizsa with county rights
 horvath.jacint@gmail.com
 +36 30 6408671
 EN, DE, HU
Commissions: ECON-VI , SEDEC-VI
Simonetta SALIERA
Simonetta SALIERA
Member Italy
Simonetta SALIERA
Simonetta SALIERA
Member Italy
Regional Councillor and President of the Emilia-Romagna Regional Assembly
 presassemblea@regione.emilia-romagna.it
 +39 051 5275427
 IT, EN
Commissions: CIVEX-VI , SEDEC-VI
Marco DUS
Marco DUS
Alternate Italy
Marco DUS
Marco DUS
Alternate Italy
Member of Vittorio Veneto Municipal Council, Province of Treviso
 dus.marco@me.com
 +39 320 6981035
 IT, EN
Photo
Michele EMILIANO
Alternate Italy
Photo
Michele EMILIANO
Alternate Italy
President of the Puglia Region
 segreteria.presidente@regione.puglia.it
 +39 080 5522021
 IT, EN
Photo
Randel LÄNTS
Alternate Estonia
Photo
Randel LÄNTS
Alternate Estonia
Member of Viljandi City Council
 randel.l2nts@gmail.com
 +372 508 4537
 RU, ET, EN

Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation (ARLEM)

Euro-Mediterranean Assembly of Local and Regional Authorities (ARLEM)

Launched in 2010, the Euro-Mediterranean Assembly of Local and Regional Authorities (ARLEM) is a permanent political body representing local and regional authorities within the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership.

The Assembly consists of an equal number of delegates on each side (40 representing the EU and 40 from the southern and eastern Mediterranean partner countries). The Assembly is co-chaired by the CoR president (for the EU) and a representative of the southern and eastern Mediterranean partners.

ARLEM has one commission, the Commission for Sustainable Territorial Development, whose role is to issue reports for adoption at ARLEM's annual plenary session. ​

Santiago Mondragón
+32 (0) 2 282 22 83

Members list:

Stavros ARNAOUTAKIS
Stavros ARNAOUTAKIS
Member Greece
Stavros ARNAOUTAKIS
Stavros ARNAOUTAKIS
Member Greece
Head of the Region of Crete
 arnaoutakis@pkr.gov.gr
 +30 2813 400300
 EL
Commissions: NAT-VI , ENVE-VI
Joseph CORDINA
Joseph CORDINA
Member Malta
Joseph CORDINA
Joseph CORDINA
Member Malta
Member of the Local Councils' Executive Committee
 cordinaj@vol.net.mt
 +356 79 559999
 MT, IT, EN
Commissions: SEDEC-VI , ECON-VI
Juan ESPADAS CEJAS
Juan ESPADAS CEJAS
Member Spain
Juan ESPADAS CEJAS
Juan ESPADAS CEJAS
Member Spain
Mayor of Seville
 adrianreina@sevilla.org
 +34 955 470222
 ES
Commissions: COTER-VI , ENVE-VI
Basílio HORTA
Basílio HORTA
Member Portugal
Basílio HORTA
Basílio HORTA
Member Portugal
Leader of Sintra Municipal Council
 basilio.horta@cm-sintra.pt
 +351 21 3552620
 PT
Commissions: CIVEX-VI , ECON-VI
Alain HUTCHINSON
Alain HUTCHINSON
Member Belgium
Alain HUTCHINSON
Alain HUTCHINSON
Member Belgium
Commissioner for Europe and International Organisations
 ahutchinson@commissioner.brussels
 +32 2 4306610
 FR, EN
Commissions: NAT-VI , SEDEC-VI
Anne KARJALAINEN
Anne KARJALAINEN
Member Finland
Anne KARJALAINEN
Anne KARJALAINEN
Member Finland
City councillor of Kerava
 anne.karjalainen@jhl.fi
 +358 9 2945663
 EN, FI
Commissions: SEDEC-VI , COTER-VI
Juan Manuel MORENO BONILLA
Juan Manuel MORENO BONILLA
Member Spain
Juan Manuel MORENO BONILLA
Juan Manuel MORENO BONILLA
Member Spain
President of the Regional Government of Valencia
 sec.pre@gva.es
 +34 96 3866112
 ES
Commissions: ECON-VI , COTER-VI
Christophe ROUILLON
Christophe ROUILLON
Member France
Christophe ROUILLON
Christophe ROUILLON
Member France
Mayor of Coulaines
 christopherouillon@orange.fr
 +33 2 43743518
 FR, DE
Commissions: CIVEX-VI , ECON-VI

Eastern Parnership

Conference of the Regional and Local Authorities for the Eastern Partnership (CORLEAP)

Set up in 2011, the Conference of the Regional and Local Authorities for the Eastern Partnership  (CORLEAP) is a platform for regular dialogue between local and regional authorities from the EU and their counterparts in the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine).

CORLEAP is co-chaired by the CoR President and a representative from the partner countries.

The platform is made up of 36 regional and local politicians, 18 from the CoR and 18 from the six Eastern Partnership countries. 

Santiago Mondragón
+32 (0) 2 282 22 83

Members list:

Per BØDKER ANDERSEN
Per BØDKER ANDERSEN
Member Denmark
Per BØDKER ANDERSEN
Per BØDKER ANDERSEN
Member Denmark
Councillor
 InternationalRelations4@kl.dk
 +32 2 5501260
 DA, EN, DE, FR, SV
Commissions: CIVEX-VI , ECON-VI
Mary FREEHILL
Mary FREEHILL
Member Éire-Ireland
Mary FREEHILL
Mary FREEHILL
Member Éire-Ireland
Dublin City Council
 freehill@eircom.net
 +353 1 4964777
 EN
Commissions: SEDEC-VI , ENVE-VI
Mariana GÂJU
Mariana GÂJU
Member Romania
Mariana GÂJU
Mariana GÂJU
Member Romania
Mayor of Cumpăna, Constanța County
 primaria_cumpana@yahoo.com
 +40 241 739003
 FR, RO
Commissions: ECON-VI , ENVE-VI
Karl-Heinz LAMBERTZ
Karl-Heinz LAMBERTZ
Member Belgium
Karl-Heinz LAMBERTZ
Karl-Heinz LAMBERTZ
Member Belgium
Member of the Parliament of the German-speaking Community
 Karl-heinz.lambertz@pdg.be
 +32 87 318402
 DE, FR, NL, EN
Commissions: SEDEC-VI , CIVEX-VI
Mikkel NÄKKÄLÄJÄRVI
Mikkel NÄKKÄLÄJÄRVI
Member Finland
Mikkel NÄKKÄLÄJÄRVI
Mikkel NÄKKÄLÄJÄRVI
Member Finland
student, member of Rovaniemi City Council
 mikkel.nakkalajarvi@gmail.com
 +358 400 765002
 SV, EN, SE, FI, FR
Commissions: ENVE-VI , CIVEX-VI
Anne QUART
Anne QUART
Member Germany
Anne QUART
Anne QUART
Member Germany
State Secretary for Europe and Consumer Protection, Ministry of Justice, European Affairs and Consumer Protection of the Land of Brandenburg
 Gabriela.Walther-Koschany@MdJEV.Brandenburg.de
 +49 331 8663000
 DE
Commissions: NAT-VI , ECON-VI

Task Force CoR-Ukraine

Set up in 2014, the objective of the Task Force is to support Ukraine in its efforts through the reform process, by enhancing and strengthening the role of local governance and local democracy as well as territorial cooperation between Ukrainian LRAs and the EU.

The Task Force serves as a consultative body and debates matters relating to decentralisation, implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement and horizontal issues closely related to the proper functioning of local and regional authorities.

The Task Force is composed of the president of the CoR, the first vice-president of the CoR, and one member nominated by each political group.

Santiago Mondragón
+32 (0) 2 282 22 83

Members list:

Per BØDKER ANDERSEN
Per BØDKER ANDERSEN
Member Denmark
Per BØDKER ANDERSEN
Per BØDKER ANDERSEN
Member Denmark
Councillor
 InternationalRelations4@kl.dk
 +32 2 5501260
 DA, EN, DE, FR, SV
Commissions: CIVEX-VI , ECON-VI
Mary FREEHILL
Mary FREEHILL
Member Éire-Ireland
Mary FREEHILL
Mary FREEHILL
Member Éire-Ireland
Dublin City Council
 freehill@eircom.net
 +353 1 4964777
 EN
Commissions: SEDEC-VI , ENVE-VI
Mariana GÂJU
Mariana GÂJU
Member Romania
Mariana GÂJU
Mariana GÂJU
Member Romania
Mayor of Cumpăna, Constanța County
 primaria_cumpana@yahoo.com
 +40 241 739003
 FR, RO
Commissions: ECON-VI , ENVE-VI
Karl-Heinz LAMBERTZ
Karl-Heinz LAMBERTZ
Member Belgium
Karl-Heinz LAMBERTZ
Karl-Heinz LAMBERTZ
Member Belgium
Member of the Parliament of the German-speaking Community
 Karl-heinz.lambertz@pdg.be
 +32 87 318402
 DE, FR, NL, EN
Commissions: SEDEC-VI , CIVEX-VI
Mikkel NÄKKÄLÄJÄRVI
Mikkel NÄKKÄLÄJÄRVI
Member Finland
Mikkel NÄKKÄLÄJÄRVI
Mikkel NÄKKÄLÄJÄRVI
Member Finland
student, member of Rovaniemi City Council
 mikkel.nakkalajarvi@gmail.com
 +358 400 765002
 SV, EN, SE, FI, FR
Commissions: ENVE-VI , CIVEX-VI
Anne QUART
Anne QUART
Member Germany
Anne QUART
Anne QUART
Member Germany
State Secretary for Europe and Consumer Protection, Ministry of Justice, European Affairs and Consumer Protection of the Land of Brandenburg
 Gabriela.Walther-Koschany@MdJEV.Brandenburg.de
 +49 331 8663000
 DE
Commissions: NAT-VI , ECON-VI
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