Created in 1985 as an umbrella organisation bringing together regions interregional organisations, the Assembly of European Regions’ (AER) key activity has always been to facilitate knowledge exchange, the sharing of expertise, experiences and best practices, and the implementation of joint actions and projects with the aim to defend AER members’ interest on European level and beyond. AER has therefore never worked in isolation, but has been engaged in cooperation with other interregional networks, associations and working groups, forming a wide network of contacts and relationships.
➜ To become a Member Organisation and to benefit from the wider platform of stakeholders and the member regions AER is able to provide and increase your influence and your visibility, we invite you to join us. In order to do this, please contact the AER Secretariat.
The Association of European Border Regions' (AEBR) mission is to act for the benefit of all European border and crossborder regions in order to highlight their particular problems, opportunities, tasks and projects.
The Alps-Adriatic Working Community was founded in Venice on the 20th of November 1978. The founder members of the Working Community have come together at a hot spot of European integration. The socio-cultural contacts in this area are of great importance for the success of European collaboration.
The Alps–Mediterranean Euroregion was created the 10th July 2007 between three Italian regions (Piedmont, Liguria and Aosta Valley) and two French regions (Rhône-Alpes and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur).
The "Communauté de Travail des Pyrenees" (CPT) promotes the development and conservation of the Pyrenees. Its mission: stimulate exchange between territories and its stakeholders and tackle the problems of today and tomorrow: transport, tourism, communications, and sustainable development.
The Association of Alpine States (ARGE ALP) is an association of 10 states, provinces and cantons of Austria, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland. It was founded on 12 October 1972 in Mösern, Tyrol.
The TransJurassienne Conference (CTJ) is a Franco-Swiss organisation. Aim: Develop exchanges, improve communication between the political and administrative institutions on both sides of the border.
The Galicia–North Portugal Working Community is a cross-border Euroregion straddling Galicia and Portugal. It has instigated projects of cross-border accessibility, environment and natural resources, risk capital and entrepreneurial ventures, motor vehicles and culture fields,...
The Baltic Sea States Subregional Co-operation (BSSSC) is a political network for decentralised authorities (regions) in the Baltic Sea Region. The organisation was founded in Stavanger, Norway, 1993. Its participants are regional authorities of the 10 Baltic Sea littoral states
The Channel Arc Manche is a geographical area made up of the British and French territories bordering or within the English Channel. Since 2003 the Arc Manche has also become a political project resting on an informal and voluntary network of local authorities which can use the network to share best practices, coordinate initiatives and pull together project ideas to draw in EU funding
The World Mountain People Association (APMM) incorporates 3 categories of players : regional administrations and elected representatives, NGO's and researchers or experts. Thanks to this composition, it is capable of a very transversal approach to the different issues.
Created in 1994 in Marsala, Sicily, the Association of European Wine-Producing Regions (AREV) is an organisation of political and trade representatives of wine regions within the European Union (EU) and Eastern Europe.
The Assembly of European Fruit and Vegetable Growing and Horticultural Regions (AREFLH) aims to represent, defend and promote the common interests of the Fruit, Vegetables and Horticulture producing Regions; to organize and lead the dialogue and the cooperation between Regions; to reinforce, with the support of the AER.
The Association of Local Democracy Agencies (ALDA) is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to the promotion of good governance and citizen participation at the local level. ALDA in particular focuses on activities that facilitate cooperation between local authorities and civil society.
With around 15,000 members and working as the umbrella organisation across 15 EU countries,the Federation of Local Authority Chief Executives in Europe (UDiTE) links with its members' Local Government National Associations to promote constructive relations between Chief Executives and senior managers. UDiTE aims to develop exchanges of information and expertise, to enhance the role and functions of local authorities, and to contribute to the European Union.