The European Summit of regions and cities is a gathering of local representatives organised every two years by the European Committee of the Regions to discuss the EU’s future challenges. The 9th European Summit of Regions and Cities, scheduled to take place in Marseille (France) on 3-4 March 2022, in the context of the incoming French Presidency of the Council of the EU.
The Summit aims to engage local and regional politicians across the EU in the debate on the Future of Europe and to show how Europe’s regions and cities play a vital role in placing citizens at the heart of Europe.
This event will gather high-level participants and facilitate political exchanges over major societal challenges that cities and regions currently face. Discussions will centre around resilience and how to strive for it, in terms of health, climate change and digitalisation.
Participants will also explore themes linked to cohesion and recovery. Local and regional leaders will seek the most efficient models to implement both urban and rural recovery and explore the possibilities to collaborate within and outside their respective borders by 2050. The Future of the European Union will also be looked at from the perspective of its enlargement policy and of a renewed Euro-Mediterranean partnership.
The Summit will further allow for in-depth discussions on democracy, with a specific focus on women in local politics and on Youth engagement.
The CoR will present its contribution to the Conference on the future of Europe at the Summit in Marseille, one week ahead of the last plenary of the Conference.
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