- #Regions4Integration 

The CoR promotes among European local and regional authorities the initiative "Working together to bring the EU closer to its citizens": integration of migrants and refugees as a priority for the European Committee of the Regions. The #Regions4Integration Blog brings successful initiatives by town, cities and regions across EU forward. How do integration policies work in the everyday life of a smaller or a bigger town? Is it through sport? Work placements? Language training?

You can get all the details about this initiative here. Sign up to the initiative by filling in this questionnaire. Share your integration story with us using #Regions4Integration or by sending it to

- Danube Participation Day “Youth – Participation – Empowerment”

On 26 June 2019, within the framework of 8th EUSDR Annual ForumPriority Area 10“Institutional Capacity and Cooperation” in cooperation with the Danube Civil Society Forum/Foster Europe, Agapedia Foundation and the Federation of Social NGOs in Transylvania organised the 6th edition of the Danube Participation Day in Bucharest. The main topic this year was “Youth – Participation – Empowerment” and over 120 participants representing different age groups discussed challenges and perspectives for young people living in the Danube Region and how to involve them in shaping and implementing the Danube Strategy.

During the event World Café sessions took place and offered the opportunity to discuss needs and good practices of youth participation. Ana Nikolov, head of AEBR Balkans office, moderated the World Cafe session on Reducing Barriers for Cross-Border Cooperation. The participants provided their experience and opinions on the different topics in order to define steps and measures needed to facilitate a stronger involvement of young people in the implementation of the Danube Strategy.

- "Übergänge / Nachbarschaft" 

 Seminar weekend 15/16 November 2019 Kloster Bentlage in Rheine. This artistic exchange across borders can make a decisive contribution to cultural and political cohesion in Europe. This weekend forms the conclusion of the events series, in which the IGBK in 2019 is dedicated to the cross-broder work of artist on transitions between Germany and its neighboring countries. Download the program below.


A project co-financed by the Europe for citizens programme consisting of 5 forums taking place between 2018 and 2020 in the 5 border regions of the 9 project partners. The iniative will enable citizens not only to deepen their understanding of the EU but also voice their opinion about current trends and EU policy making processes.
Access the website of the project here.

Working together to bring the EU closer to its citizens

Find here the brochure entitled "Working together to bring the EU closer to its citizens", which includes the key proposals of the European Committee of the Regions to renew the EU. This is based on the work that the European Committee of the Regions has done in the last 5 years: the nearly 300 opinions we have adopted. 


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