Services and tools provided for our members and partners

Lobbying before European and national political decision-makers

  • Access to AER’s reports, positions, and contributions on a given theme
  • Keeping watch over and monitoring European themes from a regional viewpoint
  • Expert political analysis
  • Accompanying members through the European decision-making process
  • Advising members on strategical aspects of regional politics
  • Anchoring, connection, and intermediation with European institution

Gathering and organising expertise on regionalism

  • Academic production (studies, etc.)
  • Successful regional practices
  • Thematic expertise
  • Socioeconomic information

Spreading regional information and expertise through diverse channels of communication

  • Breakfast briefings
  • Publications
  • Informational notes
  • Events
  • Social networks
  • Website
  • Conferences

Facilitating networking between member regions

  • Contact with regions from across Europe
  • Contact with thematic networks
  • Contact with European socioeconomic circles
  • Placing AER and its members on the international scene

Organising training and the exchange of successful practices

  • Peer evaluations
  • Training academies
  • Eurodyssey
  • Summer schools
  • Study visits
  • Field visits

Promoting opportunities for regions

  • Monitoring calls for projects and service contracts
  • Finding project partners
  • Setting up projects
  • Promoting a region’s potential (regional airports, etc.)
  • Drawing businesses into the regions

Organising encounters

  • Events (Crisis summit, etc.)
  • Conferences (meeting on the Black Sea, etc.)
  • Thematic workshops
  • Committee plenary sessions, General Assemblies, Bureaus
  • Work groups

Improving member regions’ visibility and image

  • AER awards (for innovation, etc.)
  • Media appearances
  • Regional press spot
  • Tales from Europe
  • Regions in the spotlight
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