Did you know that three quarters of EU policies affect our everyday lives in our regions and cities? Did you know that regional and local governments in Europe manage two thirds of all public investments? Be it the economy, social affairs, territorial cohesion, education, youth or culture, energy, environment, transport, immigration – local government in Europe matters.
The importance of the regional and local dimension has continued to increase in Europe. Among the EU institutions in Brussels, the Committee of the Regions stands up for the rights of citizens, ensuring that the local perspective is heard and giving communities a voice in Europe. This introductory course aims to explain how the European Union works and what the European regions’ place is within it. You may join it to (re)define the role of regions in European policy making!
Who is this course for?
This course is for everybody interested in the EU and its regional affairs, particularly for officials of regional and local administrations involved in EU affairs and for teachers, students, and local journalists.
What do I need to know?
Recommended background: basic knowledge of European Union
What will I learn?
In this course you will learn about how the EU institutions function, how they work together and how this impacts policies and activities at the regional and local level.