The Role for the Regions in Enabling a Future for Electric Vehicles
"There is a pressing need for Europe to reduce it’s carbon emissions and transport is one of the key areas through which this can be achieved. I believe that electric vehicles have an important role to play in attaining this, and in the future mobility of European regions".
IDeal Index: Measuring real tangible progress and quality of life in the European regions
"Even though its contribution may be important, money doesn’t buy happiness, and neither do simple production and output. Indeed, it stands to reason that one should not rely strictly on GDP figures to judge socio-economic health".
Rurality and regional development: Unlocking our territories' economic and social potential
"There is a temptation to focus on a number of points and targets which appear to increase effectiveness, for example, placing an emphasis on competitiveness, urban areas and innovation. This is justifiable, but only to a certain point! Beyond this, there is a real risk of imbalance".
The involvement of young people in democratic life at regional level
"Young people are particularly concerned by the crisis, as youth unemployement sets new records day after day. A whole generation is facing difficulties entering adult life, and feels excluded not only from the labour market, but also from democratic life."