Who We Are

The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) in the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is a political group that represents liberal & democrat city mayors, regional presidents and ministers, and local and regional councillors in the process of developing EU policies and laws.  The CoR is a political assembly that exists to improve and safeguard a key part of European democracy: the proper involvement in the EU policy process of all the forms of subnational government that can be found in Europe’s Member States.

ALDE’s mission within the CoR is primarily:

  • – to ensure that the liberal and democrat goals of helping every individual to achieve their full potential, of defending in equal measure individual and economic freedom in a way which protects the weakest in society, is represented in the policy positions of the CoR, and ultimately of the EU;
  • – to act as a strong pillar of the European liberal family – the ALDE caucus -, bringing added value to its policy proposals from the local and regional perspective, creating new opportunities for action and finding synergies, strengthening the caucus over time, and contributing to a stronger and more liberal European Union.

ALDE Group members in the European Committee of the Regions