Pilot project “Input from political debates in regional parliaments”

Message of greeting from the President of the Committee of the Regions, Apostolos Tzitzikostas, on the occasion of the European Policy Dialogue in the Landtag on the subject of “Active co-determination of the future of Europe by the regions within the framework of the pilot project ‘Input from political debates in regional parliaments’ on 12 November 2020”Message of greeting from the President of the Committee of the Regions, Apostolos Tzitzikostas, on the occasion of the European Policy Dialogue in the Landtag on the subject of “Active co-determination of the future of Europe by the regions within the framework of the pilot project ‘Input from political debates in regional parliaments’ on 12 November 2020”
Quelle: Landtag Brandenburg / Konstantin Gastmann
The pilot project “Input from political debates in regional parliaments” is being carried out jointly by the Conference of European Regional Legislative Assemblies (CALRE) and the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and is intended to help involve the regional parliaments of the Member States – especially those with their own legislative powers such as the Landtag Brandenburg – more in the European decision-making process.

The Landtag Brandenburg is participating in the pilot project together with 28 other regional parliaments from six Member States of the European Union – including the German Landtags in Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Saxony and Thuringia.

The regional parliaments involved are to debate on selected European policy issues with regional relevance in their own parliamentary events. To this end, on 12 November 2020, the Landtag held its first European policy dialogue on the topic of “Active co-determination of the future of Europe by the regions”. The results of these debates are then to be passed on to the European Commission via the Committee of the Regions.

The concrete aim of this project is, in a first project phase, to offer the selected parliaments the opportunity to contribute their own content-related ideas to the development process of the so-called work programme of the European Commission for the (respective) subsequent year at an early stage. The European Commission’s annual work programme outlines concrete measures to implement the Commission’s political priorities for the coming twelve months.

In the second phase of the project, the participating regional parliaments will have the opportunity to intensively and directly accompany the upcoming “Conference on the Future of Europe”. The Future Conference is intended to provide a framework for EU citizens, civil society, experts and EU institutions to discuss the future of Europe together.