RLEG is a joint initiative of a group of leading European regions with legislative powers.
WHO ARE WE?
RLEG is an initiative of regions with legislative powers that share a common basis of values and principles and that have met regularly, informally and openly, since 2018.
There is no European Union without regions
RLEG are strongly committed to the values and principles of the EU, ready to contribute to effective multilevel governance in the European Union and to further improve the application of the decentralized dimension of the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality. RLEG gathers 17 regions with legislative powers: Aaland Islands, Azores, Balearic Islands, Basque Country, Carinthia, Catalonia, Flanders, Lower Austria, Madeira, Piedmont, Salzburg, Sardegna, Tyrol, Upper Austria, Valencia, Voralberg, and Corsica as observer.
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE RLEG MEMBER REGIONS
EFFECTIVE MULTILEVEL GOVERNANCE
RLEG represents regions with legislative powers whose governments, many representing peoples or nations within their Member States, are highly committed to the values and principles of the European Union and to the integration process.
We share a commitment to remain open to partnerships and create synergies with other existing networks, bodies and institutions, such as collaborating with the CoR, think-tanks, CALRE, among others, for specific purposes.
ON THE FUTURE OF EUROPE
The current approach of RLEG will be to contribute to the Conference on the Future of Europe (COFOE) in the post COVID context, in particular, in the pillar dealing with institutional debates, to deepen and implement the principle of multilevel governance, and to encourage other debates related to the principle of subsidiarity.
We believe that diversity (linguistic, geographical, cultural, etc.) is a key building block for a stronger, more inclusive and more democratic European Union, where there truly is a place for each and every citizen.
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We believe that there needs to be significant involvement of regions with legislative power in the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) in order to make sure that all levels of government are represented when shaping the future of our Union. There is truly no Europe without regions and we play a key role in building a more democratic EU where there truly is a place for each and every citizen.
Are you a region with legislative powers and do you share our values?
You can read the full letter here and have a look at our supporting regions.
Then we would be happy to have you support our letter.
RLEG AND THE CONFERENCE FOR THE FUTURE OF EUROPE (COFOE)
The Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) is an excellent opportunity to relaunch the discussions to build a more democratic EU. It is evident that there needs to be a significant involvement of regions with legislative powers in the CoFoE in order to make sure that all levels of government are represented when shaping the future of our Union.
GET IN TOUCH
Do you have any questions about RLEG, or would you like to work together?
Please feel free to get in touch.