Our political work

The Commission for Citizenship, Governance, Institutional and External Affairs (CIVEX) 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
• Neighbourhood Policy
• Eastern Partnership
• EU Mediterranean Policy
• Decentralised Cooperation for Development
• Administrative external cooperation and capacity building
• International treaties and negotiations
• International terrorism and border controls

The Commission for Commission for Territorial Cohesion Policy and EU Budget (COTER) coordinates the CoR’s 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

The Commission for Economic Policy (ECON) coordinates the CoR’s 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

The Commission for the Environment, Climate Change and Energy (ENVE) coordinates the CoR’s 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)

The Commission for Natural Resources (NAT) coordinates the CoR’s work in the following areas:

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

The Commission for Social Policy, Education, Employment, Research and Culture (SEDEC) coordinates the CoR’s 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