Edited by Simona Piattoni and Laura Polverari
Chapter 10: The European Committee of the Regions and EU Cohesion policy
AbstractThe chapter looks at how the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) has contributed to the debates about Cohesion policy over the first two decades of the CoR’s existence. Apart from the consultative opinions, which the CoR prepares on major Cohesion policy reforms or on the periodic reports on economic and social cohesion, this Committee has also developed a number of other activities in order to influence Europan Union (EU) policy-making. Through its networks and interinstitutional relations at EU and national level, the CoR mobilises local expertise, promotes its understanding of multilevel governance, and provides practical experience, expert knowledge, political legitimacy and visibility to support the Cohesion policy community.
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