AER holds strong and steady relations with the European institutions and their representatives. We are bringing region's expertise and needs together, formulating them and ensuring that this information gets to the right people, at the right time, with the right arguments. This work is essential to advocate and represent regional interests at European level, and to provide timely and useful information to our members so that they can actively engage in European decision-making.
Incidentally, the AER Secretariat arranges high level meetings for its members in Brussels and Strasbourg, organises events, showcases and promotes the interests of the regions and explains them to European decision-makers. Thanks to well established institutional channels, though position papers and joint events, we make use of collective actions to ensure a stronger alliance promoting AER member's interest.
For more information and to learn more on how AER can help you find your way into the institutions, please contact us.
Have a look at the main 2013 activities here.